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Band 7 Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Research Manager

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Teenagers and Young Adults (TYA) with cancer have a unique set of needs and it is recognised as a specialist area of cancer care. NHS England published their service specifications in 2023 in TYA cancer care and the aim is to increase the amount of TYA cancer patients enrolled on a clinical trials to 50%.

The heart of the post is championing the rapid setup and effective conduct of studies that can engage and recruit teenagers and young adults (TYA) with cancer. The research project manager will actively promote and support existing teams to successfully run suitable trials across our region.

The post-holder will work closely with the substantial existing and developing infrastructure of TYA care across the West Midlands, the NIHR CRN and other regional organisations and networks in this important area and increase in numbers of TYA patients offering high quality research across the region. This would include both the Principal Treatment Centre (PTC) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and TYA designated hospitals across the region.

The post would suit a current TYA specialist nurse, current Research Nurse, project manager or someone working within Research and Development looking for an opportunity to expand their role while helping to improve the research opportunities for TYA patients.

Main duties of the job

*Identifying the barriers to TYA clinical trial recruitment

*Identify data collection methods

*To maximize the impact in relation of NHSE and NIHR strategies for enhancing TYA cancer research. This may include, over time according to skills and interests and within what the time allows, across study opening and distribution, study accrual, clinical and patient awareness of study portfolios, and clinical intervention, patient-reported outcomes and bio-banking research systems.

*To offer support to the TYA clinical teams with new research opportunities for TYA patients

*Act as a resource to staff across the TYA network in matters related to research, portfolios and clinical trials for TYAs with cancer

*To promote research outcomes, benefits and impact to TYA patients, carers, employers and members of the public

*Share information about opportunities for research funding, training, learning and support

*To seek wider opportunities locally to promote research activity and research careers widely

Please contact Jo Maconnachie (Teenage Cancer Trust Lead Nurse) for more information 07570522210

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a specific detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Specialist knowledge of research techniques, analysis and use of information specialist knowledge of specific clinical conditions underpinned by degree and postgraduate level training, experience to masters level equivalent
  • * Evidence of Mentorship/ leadership skills



  • * Professional Portfolio which demonstrates continuing professional development
  • * Substantial relevant and recent experience within a complex health care setting or Acute NHS setting
  • * Demonstrable current, recent experience of team leadership and management within the healthcare setting.
  • * Demonstrable understanding of the management responsibility for pay and non-pay resources associated with the clinical service.
  • * Experience of being a mentor
  • * Demonstration of a significant contribution to innovative practice or change management
  • * Experience in interviewing and selection of staff
  • * Experience in learning from incidents /complaints and supporting changes in practice
  • * Demonstrate an ability, experience, passion in the following areas.
  • - Leadership
  • - Team building
  • - Managing Resources
  • - Time management
  • - Role modelling
  • - Change management/ clinical developments
  • - Clinical governance
  • - Audit and research

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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