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Research and Development (R&D) Lead (GP)

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£91,722 to £119,079 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Mar 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Contract Type
Part Time
We are excited to share an opportunity for a suitably experienced GP, preferably with an academic background, to work with the Primary, Community and Intermediate Care (PCIC) Clinical Board and the Health Board Research and Development Director, as PCIC Clinical Board Research and Development Lead.

The Clinical Board R& D Lead will work closely with the Clinical Board Director (or delegate) and R& D Director to raise the profile of R& D within the UHB, implement the UHB's R& D strategy and realise the ambition of being internationally recognised as a centre of research excellence.

Strong Research and Development (R& D) leadership at a Clinical Board level is necessary for the Health Board to achieve the aims of NHS Wales to make R& D a core activity and for the NHS to play its full part in supporting health research. The PCIC Clinical Board R& D Lead will work closely with the Clinical Board Director and Senior Management Team and the R& D Director to raise the profile of R& D within the UHB, implement the UHB's R& D strategy and realise the ambition of being internationally recognised as a centre of research excellence.

The role offers the successful candidate to strategically lead on research opportunities and Service Evaluation development for evolving PCIC Services such as within Accelerated Cluster Development.

Please feel free to contact Helen Kemp ( or Anna Mogie ( for further information about the role.

Main duties of the job

  • To oversee the drawing up and execution of the Clinical Board's R& D Implementation Plan, underpinning the UHB R& D Strategy
  • To ensure that PCIC Clinical Board includes R& D activity in the job plans of relevant clinical and non-clinical staff
  • To ensure dissemination of and action on R& D information within the PCIC Clinical Board
  • To collate information regarding PCIC Clinical Board R& D activity, outputs and impacts
  • To attend the Clinical Board and R& D Leads meeting with the Director of R& D
  • To attend the PCIC Quality and Safety meeting and provide an update on R& D activity across PCIC
  • To provide assistance and advice to the Business Unit R& D Leads in their review of trials, ensuring the following aspects have been considered:
    • the trial is of benefit to patients and the UHB
    • complies with the UHB R& D Strategy and Clinical Board R& D Implementation Plan
    • is adequately costed and
    • adequate internal resources are available to successfully deliver the trial. The Clinical Board may consider sharing of resources across Business Units within the Clinical Board and between Clinical Boards to ensure successful delivery of trials to time and target.
  • Ensure that in circumstances where a Business Unit R& D Lead is unable/fails to comply with project reviewer responsibilities, that an alternative suitable reviewer within the Board is found.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification



  • GP, registered with GMC
  • Appropriate knowledge and experience in the field of research and development.



  • Appropriate understanding of the NHS permissions process in relation to R& D studies.

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


Woodlands House


CF14 4HH

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