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Senior Clinical Research Practitioner

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Senior Clinical Research Practitioner - Band 5( 37.50 hrs - Full time )

Paediatric Research Team - Nephrology: Alport Syndrome Research Hub

Are you interested in an exciting career in clinical research?

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK and single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England.

Research & Innovation at MFT is dedicated to driving continuous improvement in the care our patients receive through clinical research. We support research across a diverse range of clinical areas and deliver improved diagnostics, treatments and devices for patients in Manchester and beyond

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:
  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

We're looking for a part time Band 5 Senior Clinical Research Practitioner to coordinate and deliver clinical research studies at Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MFT).

You'll be joining an award-winning and diverse team of experts at MFT who are making a difference to the future of care in the NHS by asking questions and finding out the answers.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who can contribute to the development of research within the Paediatric Research Team. The post holder will be responsible for managing the data collection and reporting requirements for Clinical Registries in paediatric transplant and dialysis and will support research delivery as part of the newly created Alport Syndrome Research Hub.

You will be instrumental in supporting study objectives and will assist your team ensuring that studies are delivered to time and target. You will work with study principal investigators, sponsors and patients and so effective communication and team working skills are essential.

You will be educated to degree level or have equivalent knowledge and experience in clinical research, and you will have substantial experience of working in a clinical or patient facing environment.

You will have a flexible approach to your working pattern. You may be required to work across sites and a variety of shifts throughout the 24-hour period, including weekends to perform your role satisfactorily and to meet the needs of the Research delivery across MFT.

Comprehensive training and an induction programme will be provided for successful candidates. We will also ensure that you have tailored, individual personal development plans with support for further training.

Opportunities for developing new research and clinical skills are available and actively encouraged.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Relevant degree in a science of health related discipline or equivalent knowledge and experience in clinical research
  • Research Interest


  • ECDL or equivalent research qualification

Training & Experience


  • Substantial experience of working in a clinical or patient facing environment
  • Experience of working in a research environment
  • Proven experience of working to deadlines
  • Proven experience of dealing with a busy workload


  • Experience of working in the NHS
  • Data management Experience
  • Evidence of CPD

Skills & Abilities


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Awareness and respect for confidentially
  • Demonstrable IT skills including email and Microsoft office programs (including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Knowledge of patient information systems
  • Ability to demonstrate people management


  • Evidence of IT training
  • Advanced use of spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of information governance
  • Clinical skills, including venepuncture



  • Understanding of Clinical Research
  • Knowledge of ICH- Good Clinical Practice regulations relating to clinical research


  • Knowledge of clinical governance
  • Knowledge of trust policies and procedures
  • Working knowledge of Research Governance Medical knowledge/ terminology specific to the speciality

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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