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Inherited Metabolic Disorder and Research and Development Coordinator

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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A post has arisen in the Inherited Metabolic Disorders (IMD) R& D team to cover a 12 months maternity leave vacancy. You will work alongside a colleague to manage patient data relating to the clinical research outcomes of patients cared for with Metabolic disorders.

You will be involved in all aspects of clinical trials, including research study set up for IMD and Neurology studies

Main duties of the job

Responsibilities include research study set up in partnership with R& D, including supporting teams with study submissions to appropriate parties , including REC, IRAS submission and internal hospital departments for approvals.

Overall day to day coordination of trial patients activities in compliance with UK regulations, developing study documentation, organising visits and coordination in collaboration with the Lead Nurse, Consultants, Principle investigator and Sub investigators.

Organising trial meetings , supporting monitoring visits and maintenance of research database and records.

Assuring that appropriate costings are within study set up, tracked for invoicing and assisting the finance team.

You will work closely with the multi disciplinary team and many internal departments, to give children and their families a positive research experience.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • NIHR Good Clinical Practice Trained
  • A Degree or Equivalent experience within Research

Knowledge & Nature of Experience


  • Previous experience in setting up and coordinating research studies ranging from basic registries to clinical phase I/II/III trials
  • Experience of MHRA/ REC and HRA processes
  • Experience in Research Database administration
  • Experience of a patient focused environment within a healthcare setting
  • Knowledge of clinical trial protocols and their application in practice
  • Knowledge of current national systems and structures for approval, management and monitoring of clinical research in the NHS
  • Practical knowledge of the governance and legislative framework for conducting clinical research studies, including Good Clinical Practice (GCP)


  • Previous experience in Research Grant/ Commercial study costing processes Knowledge of the Data Protection Act in relation to research and clinical care
  • Knowledge of patient administration systems
  • Knowledge of medical terms and conditions

Analytical and Judgement Skills


  • Experience of good record keeping
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision


  • Evidence of audit or research projects
  • Ability to make autonomous clinical decisions

Professional/Managerial/Specialist Knowledge


  • High Level communication skills to enable communicating with distressed families
  • Mastery of English Language spoken and written
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of one or more computer system(s) ideally MS Office / MS Access/ MS Excel/ outlook
  • Ability to identify stress in self and others and to take effective action to manage the situation


  • Proven ability to prioritise demanding workload and that of others

Personal Skills/Abilities and Attributes


  • Friendly outgoing personality
  • Positive Role Model
  • Reliable and ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to work without direct supervision manage own time
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing situations
  • Good team worker
  • Highly motivated and able to motivate others
  • Willingness to develop skills and knowledge
  • Commitment and enthusiasm
  • Demonstrate alignment with the values and beliefs of the Trust

Other Requirements


  • Occupational Health/CRB/Asylum Clearances
  • Good attendance record
  • Professional appearance

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Children's Hospital

Clinical IMD, BCH, Whittal Street


B4 6NH

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