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Senior Research Information and Performance Officer

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum including Inner london HCAS
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Researcher, Informatician
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Senior Research Information and Performance Officer is an integral role responsible for supporting the collection of research data, with the oversight of the Trust's information system(s) to continually facilitate, strengthen and optimise the delivery of high quality clinical research within the organisation. As part of the Trust's has a research strategy, the post holder will work under the direction of the Research Development and Delivery Manager to support the ongoing implementation of systems to record research performance against key performance indicators (KPIs) which include (but not limited to) the NIHR's High Level Objectives (HLOs). The post-holder will work with individual clinicians and groups across the Trust to continuously maintain the integrity of information systems. The post-holder will work closely and collaboratively with the staff in the Joint Research & Enterprise Service and Sty Georges NIHR Clinical Research Facility to optimise the performance (generating and analysing metrics) of the research infrastructure and support services. The post- holder will also have operational oversight and be the link with NIHR South London Local Clinical Research Network (LCRN) to manage the Trust's instance of the networks chosen Local Performance Management System (LPMS), currently EDGE.

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for management of the organisational instance of the Local (research) Performance Management System (LPMS) including monitoring, system administration and quality assurance of the system, ensuring corrective action is taken as
  • Work closely with the Trust's IT team, IG team to support implementation of research requirements into clinical systems.
  • Contribute to the modernisation of information through the development and implementation of new business processes
  • Proactively improve methods of data extraction, manipulation, analysis and presentation with a specific focus on explaining what the information means in addition to providing information and data in a basic format
  • Take a lead role in the preparation and completion of performance and information reporting and documentation to national and local bodies such as NIHR PID submission
  • Maintain interactive, internal Trust reporting systems, currently MS PowerBi based

About us

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has more secondary and tertiary clinical services on one site than any other organisation in London. Research is a key part of the Trust's mission alongside clinical services and education. Clinical research occurs throughout the hospital and community divisions.

The role of the Joint Research and Enterprise Service (JRES) is to administer and facilitate research and enterprise activity across both the Trust and St George's, University of London (SGUL). The JRES aims to support and facilitate research by effective and efficient financial management of research funding, and by ensuring that all research is conducted to the highest standards of governance and Good Clinical Practice. Research interests on the combined site are extremely wide-ranging, encompassing a spectrum from leading-edge fundamental investigations to applied clinical and health services research. It is the joint institutions' explicit intention to link basic and clinical research strategically in order to capitalise on their co-location.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description for more details on the main responsibilities for this role.

Person Specification



  • oTechnical knowledge and experience in complex IT systems such as Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow skills.
  • oExtensive experience for Research Governance databases like Edge, ODP and CPMS.
  • oExperience of delivering talks and training sessions to large groups of people.
  • oExperience of performance management across a large field or a large organisation
  • oKnowledge and Experience of developing and delivery of training and support
  • oExperience and knowledge of managing information systems and database
  • oExperiencing of managing/ supporting clinical trials


  • oExperience of working with national/regional organisations
  • oPrevious experience of supporting research in the NHS
  • oExperience of working on the RedCap database
  • oExperience of reading and understanding research documents. For example Protocol, contracts, IRAS forms etc.



  • oUnderstanding and experience of working with performance objectives and organisation targets
  • oKnowledge and understanding of the NIHR commercial costing template
  • oCan demonstrate knowledge of different funding streams for clinical research



  • oExcellent IT skills with experience of converting data into visual tools and building complex formula's using MS Excel
  • oExcellent communication and presentational skills



  • A first degree or equivalent qualification/ experience. (A candidate without a first degree will need to demonstrate in her/his application the equivalence of the experience and qualities that they would bring to the role.)


  • Project Management qualification

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Georges Hospital

Blackshaw Road


SW17 0RE

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