Skip to main content

This job has expired

Senior Trial Manager

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 Per Annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

View more

Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic trial manager to join the International Centre for Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer (IReC) at The Royal Marsden. IReC was set-up at The Royal Marsden in 2021 to accelerate research and improve outcomes for patients with rHNC.

IReC has the ambitious aim of bringing together a team of talented clinicians and researchers to create a centre of international excellence and set international standards in the curative treatment, palliation, and supportive care of recurrent head and neck cancers. We are looking for someone with a proven track record in clinical research and data management, with the ability to work independently on multiple projects across the unit. The successful candidate will be expected to oversee and effectively manage clinical trials in accordance with all relevant regulations. Experience with databases such as MACRO is desirable.

Main duties of the job

Responsible for coordinating all the activities required for the effective running of clinical trials and other studies in the portfolio.

Undertake the project management for the studies, working with other departments within the Royal Marsden Hospital as well as sites, funders, external collaborators, and contractors.

Support and actively engage in the creation of the documentation required for each study, as well as any amendments to the study documentation and submissions or reporting to regulatory authorities.

Take a leadership role within the team, supervising and supporting junior staff within the team.

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

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification

Contribute to clinical trial design, protocol development and funding applications together with Chief Investigator (CI), statistician and other members of the team.

To establish and maintain good channels of communication within the clinical research team, with other departments within the Trust and with other relevant organisations including non-commercial bodies and funders.

To help coordinate the Units research meeting ensuring appropriate, documented monitoring of the clinical trial portfolio.

Manage the close-down of studies to ensure all required actions have been undertaken and study records are complete and correctly archived.

To be the main point of contact for participating sites in multi centre studies ensuring appropriate assessment of site feasibility for trial participation, planning site initiation visits and ensure sites have all applicable documentation in place.

Person Specification



  • Life Sciences (or equivalent) degree or relevant experience
  • Recent GCP training


  • Masters' Degree or other higher-level degree



  • Demonstrable /significant experience of working in a clinical trial setting
  • Detailed understanding and experience of clinical trials, UK Clinical trial regulations, GCP and regulatory framework


  • Experience of trial finances including costing for academic and commercial studies
  • Previous experience managing drug (CTIMP) trials
  • Personnel leadership and management experience

Skills Abilities/Knowledge


  • Advanced organisational skills and ability to manage multiple projects at various stages of development and organisation
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to facilitate collaborative working relationships
  • Able to work under pressure, methodical in approach, with effective problem-solving ability
  • Competence in research orientated PC software including Microsoft Office packages


  • Knowledge of principles for quality management systems
  • Knowledge of budget planning and management

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Marsden Hospital



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert