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Research Manager

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Ellesmere Port
£70,417 to £81,138 per annum
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
We wish to recruit an experienced Research manager who can lead our strategy for Research and development by achieving the following ambitions:
  • Developing high quality research that informs thebest ways to promote the health and well-being of thepopulation we serve
  • Ensuring service users, the public, and health care professionals are centrally involved in the design anddelivery of research
  • Promoting research which aligns to our strategic objectives
  • Strengthening collaborative links with our academic partners to deliver innovative research

We are looking for someone with excellent research, development, and managerial skills who wants to develop their career further in our values-led organisation and has the foresight and ambition to make a difference to the lives of the people we serve.

Main duties of the job

  • The Research manager will be responsible for driving forward the Research Strategy to achieve whole system change in line with the strategic goals of the organisation. This will involve Working with CANDDID and REAL to drive forward the research agenda and make the organisation both more research aware and research active. This will not only involve staff across the organisation, stakeholder including patients, carers and public, HEIs and other NHS Trusts.
  • The research programmes will include projects likely to be highly complex in nature and will have involvement across a range of organisations / services / stakeholders at a locality wide, organisational and / or regional level or National level.

The research manager will be an expert on research and research management, working with a team of senior managers across organisations to develop and implement joint strategy and improvement plans across health and social care which deliver quality research and evaluations contributing to improvement in care.

About us

CWP provides health and care services for local people, including mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care - including the provision of three GP surgeries.

Our aim is to help people to be the best they can be, adopting a compassionate, person-centred approach to everything we do. We were recently rated as Outstanding for Caring by the Care Quality Commission with a Good rating overall.

We offer a variety of roles at all levels, so whether you are just starting out in your career or looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, CWP is the right employer for you.

CWP are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences.

To support this, we offer up to three weeks induction, dependent on role, with our Prepare to Care programme for all new starters. This aims to give you all the knowledge and guidance to help you grow and flourish with CWP.

We welcome applications from people who have direct experience of accessing our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the job description for full details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

CWP recruits people that can demonstrate the Trusts Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment ,which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment. A Guide to completing your application form can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trusts Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

If you have a disability that meets the definition set out in the Equality Act 2010, and you can show that you meet the essential criteria described in the person specification for an available position, please answer YES to the question: Do you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme?

Please inform the team if you have any special support needs to be considered as part of the interview and selection processes.

CWP is proud to be an accredited Veteran Aware organisation helping to provide and share best practice in NHS care for our armed forces community. As a veteran aware organisation, CWP is committed to delivering on the principles of the Armed Force Covenant and has a Silver award with the MOD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS).

The trust offers a Guaranteed Interview Scheme to any armed forces community applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post and encourages applications from armed forces reservists or cadet force adult volunteers.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment.You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

If you experience any technical difficulties or need help when making an application please contact our Recruitment Team on 01244 393100.

Good luck with your application. We hope to welcome you to Team CWP very soon.

Person Specification



  • Health related PHD and Master's degree level qualification in relevant area
  • A recognised research project management experience
  • Evidence of continuing personal and professional development

Knowledge and Expertise


  • Able to demonstrate development and delivery of programmes of work liaising with Board level colleagues across organisations with different challenges.
  • Able to demonstrate the successful delivery of complex research programmes to achieve strategic objectives
  • To have delivered complex programmes of work across multiple stakeholders in a challenging environment
  • Experience of staff management and leadership acquired through additional training, qualifications and experience over an extended period
  • Ability to provide expert advice acquired through experience of working within health or social care at a senior level over an extended period
  • Knowledge of best practice in health and social care
  • Have in depth professional knowledge gained through experience of working within health and social care in a senior management capacity in order to understand research and research management
  • A high level of understanding of NHS and other government policies and structures
  • An excellent understanding of research strategies and techniques
  • Good appreciation of the political factors that impact upon decision making
  • Understanding of health and social care structures


  • Peer reviewed publications



  • Experience of working within health or social care services at a senior and strategic level
  • Well-developed influencing and negotiation skills
  • Involvement in planning projects and managing programmes of research within complex organisational systems
  • Demonstrable experience of budget setting within business cases and evaluation of value for money
  • Experience of delivering research programmes including evaluation and outcomes
  • Experience in the use and interpretation of data
  • Experience of working autonomously to deliver the outcomes required

Employer details

Employer name

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Sycamore House

Cheshire Oaks Business park, Lloyd drive

Ellesmere Port

CH65 9HX

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