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Project Manager - ARISE

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year p.a inc HCA
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Evelina London Children's Hospital

Programme Manager, ARISE (African Research and Innovative Initiative for Sickle cell Education

The Evelina London Children's Hospital (ELCH) is seeking an enthusiastic, programme manager for one of our headlight EU funded project, African Research and Innovative Initiative for Sickle cell Education for a year fixed term. The successful applicant will work a multi professional consortium involving institutions in EU, Africa, Middle East and USA working closely with the project coordinator Benzi Foundation, Italy.

Main duties of the job

The job holder's key responsibilities will include:
  • Contributing to the assessment, development and implementation of strategies and project management for new partners or activities
  • Management of the scientific components of externally funded programmes, including the preparation of scientific progress reports as needed
  • Assisting faculty with the scoping and preparation of new funding bids
  • Management of the academic and pastoral components of the doctoral training programme, and educational outreach
  • Assisting with the scientific elements of the unit's annual and quinquennial reviews
  • Giving support and advice to researchers where possible

About us

This is an excellent opportunity to join a first class team in an active and progressive central London teaching hospital environment.

The Evelina London Children's Hospital [ELCH] provides services for children and young people. It provides paediatric care for the local populations of the Boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark but is also the largest centre for specialist tertiary paediatric care for South London and the South East of England.

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) along with the AHSC partners is looking to expand its paediatric haematology service, which includes the largest sickle cell and thalassaemia provider for children in South East London and the Hub of the South London Haemophilia service.

Evelina London Children's leads both national and regional Transcranial Doppler Scanning (TCD) QA for stroke screening in sickle cell disease as well as active growing research portfolio in clinical research, drug clinical trials and global haematology.

ELCH has a broad teaching transformational programme which aims to enhance patient and family care and also has major capital plans to develop additional physical capacity to meet this demand. In addition to this over 125,000 outpatients attend ELCH each year. We are looking for an individual with drive and vision with the right skills to complement the team and help further the service to be in the forefront of clinical and academic excellence.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will act as the lead in management of a highly skilled inter-sector and international staff exchange programme for research and innovation in the comprehensive care for sickle cell disease across European countries, Africa and USA will facilitate the joint up policy for patient care and improve health related outcomes, otherwise referred to as African Research and Innovative Initiative for Sickle cell Education: Improving Research Capacity for Service Improvement (ARISE)

Person Specification

Qualifications/ Education


  • Degree in life sciences or related field or equivalent experience
  • Project management qualification


  • Certificate in Clinical Research or similar post graduate qualification
  • Masters level degree in appropriate field or equivalent experience

Previous experience


  • significant experience in related research field
  • Previous experience in undertaking, coordinating, or managing clinical trials activities
  • Experience in managing complex information or projects.
  • Experience of working independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience of working within the NHS, or in clinical academic research setting.


  • Experience in early phase clinical trials
  • Experience of managing patient referrals
  • Experience of recruiting patients to clinical research studies or trials

Skills/ Knowledge/ Ability


  • Detailed knowledge of ICH GCP, R& D governance and EU Clinical Trials Directive and The Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2004
  • Competent to advise on clinical trial coordination and delivery
  • Understanding of clinical research methodology.
  • Understanding of current issues in delivery of early phase clinical trials.
  • Ability to communicate highly complex information effectively at all levels and overcome barriers to understanding
  • Excellent computer literacy and IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, databases)
  • Strong correspondence, presentation and report writing skills
  • Ability to interpret patient records and extract clinical data.
  • Ability to work independently, on own initiative, and as part of a team
  • Proven ability to make decisions, organise and prioritise own work in a busy work environment and time critical situations.
  • Methodical and organised approach and attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical and organisational skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative without supervision
  • Ability and willingness to handle confidential information without compromising confidentiality or trust


  • Ability to understand scientific terms and data presentations
  • An understanding of the commercial research environment and the expectations of its stakeholders
  • Ability to acquire in-depth knowledge of trial protocols
  • Ability to educate and support staff of all disciplines in clinical trials methodology

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Evelina Childrens Hospital

Lambeth Palace road



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