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Research and Development Manager

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£64,408 to £73,961 a year pa inc
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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We have a fantastic opportunity to join the Research and Development department on a secondment/Fixed term contact for 12 months.

The post holder will develop, promote, support, manage and monitor the research service and development activity throughout the Trust, collaborating with the Research Delivery Network, universities and other academic departments, key local stakeholders and the wider health economy working at both a strategic level and an operational level.

This is a high-profile role and will support the Research & Development Director in both developing and implementing strategic plans for the service that are centred on building the research portfolio to meet needs of our local population and management of the research office and infrastructure to deliver a cost effective, safe, quality service that meets the needs of Trust investigators and also key collaborators and stakeholders.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for all aspects of the Research & Development (R& D) agenda at the Trust reporting to the R& D Director and the R& D Steering group. This includes business planning, financial management and including the management of research staff.

The R& D Manager will be an expert on research governance and research management. They will ensure that systems are in place to provide accurate and timely research project review and approval, and that such projects meet all the necessary research governance and regulatory requirements for the Trust to either sponsor or host them. The post holder will work with colleagues within the Trust to ensure all projects are accurately costed and sufficiently staffed. They will also be responsible for the writing, development and the implementation of policies and procedures that ensure that the organisation meets the requirements of Research Governance standards and Regulatory Authorities.

The post holder will act as the main contact for the NIHR NWL Clinical Research Network (NIHR North London Regional Research Delivery Network from April 2024).

About us

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only acute Hospital in the London Borough of Hillingdon and offers a wide range of services including accident and emergency, inpatient care, day surgery, outpatient clinics and maternity services. The Trust's services at Mount Vernon Hospital include routine day surgery, delivered at a modern treatment centre, a minor injuries unit and outpatient clinics.

The safety and well-being of our patients and of our staff is paramount and we are making urgent improvements to address this - particularly in infection prevention and control. We are making progress and going forward by working in partnership with local GPs, charities,community services, academic partners, our local authority, neighbouring hospitals and the wider North West London Integrated care system, and ensuring that we listen and work in partnership with our local population. We are absolutely focused on ensuring that our hospitalsprovide high quality, safe and compassionate care, while drive forward the building of the new Hillingdon Hospital.

We have over 3,500 members of staff that are proud to care for nearly half a million people, with a vision to be an outstanding provider of healthcare through leading health and academic partnerships, transforming services, to provide the best care where needed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for a full list of role requirements and main responsibilities.

Person Specification

Person Spec


  • First Degree in a relevant subject
  • Higher degree or significant relevant experience
  • Good Clinical Practice


  • Professional qualification in a health related area
  • Recognised leadership qualification
  • Experience of Multi-centre Clinical Trials

Employer details

Employer name

The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


The Hillingdon Hospital

Pield Heath Road



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