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Research Finance Costings Manager

Employer
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sutton
Salary
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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The primary purpose of the Research Finance Manager post in the Gastrointestinal /Lymphoma Cancers clinical research unit is to:

1. Manage and oversee the finances and budget of the clinical research unit, ensuring a balanced portfolio which enables sufficient income generation for the sustainability and development of the team.

2. Lead on business development in the research unit, to develop a sustainable portfolio of commercial and non-commercial research in addition RMH Sponsored trials.

3. Be a key member of the clinical research unit team responsible for coordinating with the clinical and medical members of the team, providing information as required regarding the finances and updates.

4. Represent the unit at relevant meetings, e.g. the quarterly finance meeting.

5. Continually develop close working relationships with the RM CTU and ICR CTSU research management teams, to promote joint-working, sharing of knowledge, expertise and support, and to realise synergies.

Main duties of the job

The primary purpose of the Research Finance Costings Manager post in the Gastrointestinal /Lymphoma Cancers clinical research unit is to:
  • To ensure a balanced portfolio which enables sufficient income generation for the sustainability and development of the team.
  • To work with finance team to manage and oversee the finances and budget of the clinical research unit,
  • Lead on business development in the research unit, to develop a sustainable portfolio of commercial and non-commercial research
  • Work closely with the projects managers on the sponsored side of the research unit, supporting good financial management of grants.
  • Be a key member of the clinical research unit responsible for coordinating with the clinical and medical members of the team, providing information as required regarding the finances and updates.
  • To carry out a range of tasks to assist with the full lifecycle of research projects including but not limited to support stakeholders & the finance team with application costings, financial approvals, institutional submissions to external funders, award set-up, post-award coordination etc.
  • Provide an efficient service covering all aspects of post grant award financial management across a complex portfolio of projects. This includes supporting the finance team with the preparation of funder financial reports, monitoring income from funders, raising supplier invoices, and providing guidance on funder terms and conditions.


  • About us

    The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 4,500 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals - one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey - as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital.

    At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

    At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits, learning and development opportunities and clear career pathways. There are opportunities to work flexibly across a range of areas and specialities and we welcome flexible working requests from point of hire to support employees work life balance. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please see job description for further information.

    Operational management, including financial management and business development of hosted and institutionally sponsored research.

    Hosted research
    • Working with the trust finance team to provide overall financial management of the research unit budget, and effective management of individual clinical trial budgets, including financial reporting as required.
    • Alongside the Project Manager that leads the hosted portfolio, conduct feasibility assessments from a financial aspect on all research proposals in line with the unit research strategy prior to site selection, providing expert advice to the consultants / researchers.
    • Act as an authorising signatory for the operational research budget within limits agreed.
    • Will be the lead NCVR national coordinator for the unit and support others as required.
    • Attend and represent the unit at relevant meetings.
    • Build alliances and working partnerships with sponsors.
    • Ensure the Data Validation Task (DVT) are built and maintained in a timely fashion.
    • Ensure invoicing is done in a timely manner and all debt aged debt is chased to reduce risk of financial losses to unit.


    Person Specification

    Education / Qualifications

    Essential

    • Life sciences (or equivalent) undergraduate degree or relevant experience
    • Planning to undertake or already in possession of a Certificate in Business Accounting (CBA) or The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) or similar
    • Planning to undertake or already in possession of a Certificate in Business Accounting (CBA) or The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) or similar
    • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development. Recent GCP training


    Desirable

    • Postgraduate degree (e.g., MSc, PhD).


    Experience / Knowledge

    Essential

    • Senior level experience working in a clinical research/research finance environment in the NHS
    • Detailed knowledge of clinical trials, UK Clinical trial regulations, GCP and regulatory framework.
    • Experience of clinical trial and portfolio budget / finance management.
    • Expert knowledge of AcoRD and commercial contract costing methodology and tools (iCT)
    • Experience of compiling, submitting and negotiating budgets with funders, including grant applications
    • Understanding of NCVR and the role of the NCVR national coordinator.


    Desirable

    • Personal and leadership management experience
    • Experience in delivering teaching programmes.
    • Well-developed IT skills/word processing, data collection/internet skills
    • Competence in research finance packages (eg Access, Excel, ).


    Skills / Abilities

    Essential

    • Advanced organisational skills and ability to manage multiple projects at various stages of development and organisation.
    • Excellent cross-disciplinary/interagency communication skills and ability to facilitate collaborative working relationships
    • Ability to appraise junior staff through performance review.
    • Confident and articulate.
    • Ability to make decisions, organise and prioritise
    • Ability to innovate and respond to change.
    • Able to work unsupervised.


    Employer details

    Employer name

    The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

    Address

    The Royal Marsden Sutton

    Downs Road

    Sutton

    SM2 5PT

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    282-CR1245579-B

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