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Research Administration Manager

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Stoke on Trent
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Research administrative and data Manager to join the Research and Innovation Directorate at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust. We are seeking an experienced professional with a background in research operations and management to manage all business processes linked to data governance and administration of all UHNM studies. Ensuring safety of our participants is our top priority. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a large multidisciplinary directorate.

The Directorate is looking for a dynamic and pro-active manager, with experience of leading a team with shared goals. This role will provide first line management to the Research Delivery Administration Team and a senior member of the Research Governance and Assurance Team.

Main duties of the job

The manager will work alongside the Clinical Research Matron and the Lead Research Practitioners in monitoring and assessing the administrative support and data management required to support the research workforce, to ensure that all speciality areas studies can be delivered in the most effective and proficient way.

The Research administrative and data Manager will help develop and implement business support plans with the directorate management team and clinical staff to ensure the achievement of UHNM's strategic objectives and other local and national clinical and non-clinical targets. This post will help support senior leaders to successfully manage and grow the Trust's research portfolio through a patient centred approach.

The post holder will work with various stakeholders both clinical and non-clinical ensuring data governance is of high quality through supportive transparent processes, providing operational management to support to the delivery of clinical trials in all UHNM settings.

This is a 12-month fixed term post. Secondments, job-share and part-time requests will be considered.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details about this role please see the attached job description and person spec or alternatively contact the email address listed.

Person Specification

Essential Qualifications


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent relevant experience at a senior level in a complex organisation.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Strong Information Management Systems experience


  • Research or clinical training qualification.

Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience


  • Evidence of leadership and accountability for performance management.
  • Experience of working in a research clinical environment
  • Evidence of managing and multi-disciplinary staff, including training needs, appraisals, sickness and absence, disciplinary matters.
  • Experience in providing and receiving highly complex, confidential and sensitive information
  • Knowledge and experience of assisting in strategic planning Managing a large and complex research team
  • Ability to critically analyse complex information and evaluate a range of options to identify service improvements


  • Knowledge and experience in understanding research protocols and study requirements.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal Stoke

Newcastle Road

Stoke on Trent


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