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Research Project Manager

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated, enthusiastic individual to join the Research & Development Directorate. We are looking to appoint a Trust Sponsored Research Project Manager to contribute in the performance of research sponsorship functions to support researchers in developing alternative treatment plans to the standard care pathway for patients and other NHS research.

The post holder will assist the Group Research Sponsorship Manager by providing effective administrative support in order to set up and manage the West Midlands Haematology Research Collaborative (WMRC) Database and co-ordinate projects which come under the WMRC workstream including, but not limited to, ensuring the requirements for research sponsorship are met, and organisation of the Post-Ash meeting, alongside liaising with research collaborators at a national level, whilst acting as a source of advice and guidance regarding the research governance for such projects and supporting other trust-led research.

There will be opportunities for hybrid working.

Main duties of the job

  • Project Management.
  • Data entry and collation of information.
  • Preparing documents.
  • Supporting sponsorship process.

About us

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services and we are incredibly proud of the diversity of both our staff and the communities we serve. We are building a workforce that can help us to fulfil our values, improve the quality of care for patients, and solve the health care problems of tomorrow. We're passionate about the value that diversity of thinking and lived experience brings in enabling us to become a learning organisation and leader in delivering compassionate care for our patients.

We are delighted that we have been rated as Good by CQC. We have achieved numerous awards The Nursing Times Best Diversity and Inclusion Practice and Best UK Employer of the Year for Nursing Staff in 2020.

The Trust is a supportive working environment committed to creating flexible working arrangements that suit your needs and as such will consider all requests from applicants who wish to work flexibly.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder should demonstrate excellent project management skills, be an effective leader and mentor and have highly developed communication and interpersonal skills. They will ensure that the R& D Directorate and WMRC provides a high quality service in line with continuous improvement methodologies, in order to ensure effective delivery of the business support operations of the R& D Directorate. The post holder will be required to make informed decisions and solve issues within area of responsibility, guide others in making informed decisions and ensure that agreed targets are met in accordance with departmental, Trust and national standards, policies, procedures and local objectives. A high degree of initiative will be essential.

Key Working Relationships:
  • R& D Sponsorship Team and Trust R& D Directorate
  • RedCaP or other database teams
  • CRN West Midlands
  • West Midlands wide research community
  • Haematology wide research community both Nationally and Internationally
  • External research sponsors and funders
  • Affiliated organisations where required: University Partners, CCGs, LATS, Community Trusts

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent
  • Post grad diploma or equivalent


  • Project management qualification



  • GCP training
  • Research Governance
  • Research
  • Proven record of planning, organisational and admin skills
  • Management of multiple projects

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust


New Cross hospital


WV10 0QP

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