Trial Manager

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Full Time
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The post-holder will work on the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded Culturally-adapted Family Intervention (CaFI) Project. CaFI is a multi-site randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a family intervention co-produced with African and Caribbean service users diagnosed with schizophrenia spectrum disorders and their families. People of African and/or Caribbean origin (including people who identify as Black British, Black African, Black Caribbean or Mixed heritage) are more likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia and related psychoses than other ethnic groups in the UK. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) highlight a need for culturally-adapted psychosocial interventions for this group.

Contribute to the development of Trust research governance activity.

This full-time post is funded until September 2023 (assuming successful completion of the 12-month internal stop/go pilot).

Main duties of the job

The Trial Manager will coordinate multifunctional team(s) comprising: academics, clinicians, statisticians, research assistants and Experts by Experience such as service users and carers (PPI contributors) to project manage CaFI throughout its lifecycle. This will include protocol development, study set-up (including regulatory approvals), site and progress monitoring, on-going study management, closeout and reporting for the Chief Investigator (CI) Professor Dawn Edge. The post holder will ensure that the study is conducted in accordance with the relevant clinical trial regulations. The post holder will also contribute to development and submission of related grant applications.

The role requires a research professional with experience and excellence in clinical trials conduct and management, including familiarity with the regulatory environment surrounding clinical trials. There is an opportunity for the post holder to gain a formal qualification in clinical trials management as part of continued professional development (CPD).

As the research focuses on improving African and Caribbean people's mental health, relevant experience of working with/understanding these communities will be considered an advantage.

The post-holder will be involved in participant recruitment, data collection, data analysis, and dissemination including preparing the final study report, academic papers, and conference presentations.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to attached job description and person specification for more details to inform your application.

Person Specification Education.Qualifications Essential
  • o1st or 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in health sciences, social sciences (or related) with knowledge of the subject area
  • PhD in relevant subject area or equivalent experience
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Knowledge of implementing randomised controlled trials e.g. understanding of governance and legislative processes, blinding and unblinding procedures etc.
  • A sound knowledge of statistical software packages e.g. NVivo, SPSS & STATA.
  • Awareness and understanding of Research Governance Framework.
  • Understanding/knowledge of issues relating to mental illness in the African and Caribbean communities in the UK.
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Ability to understand, analyse and interpret complex data and research governance information
  • Excellent interpersonal, supervision and communication skills (verbal, written, electronic).
  • Ability to develop study and office systems to enable effective running of the trial across sites including management of risk, study resources and personnel.
  • Ability to organise, manage and accurately report meetings, including use of virtual communications.
  • Ability to effectively use social media and non-traditional approaches to engage service users, carers and the public in research.
Other Requirements Essential
  • There is a frequent requirement to travel to sites across the UK to coordinate the trial, attend meetings and relevant events.

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