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Research Facilitator

Employer
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Southampton
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year PA or PA Pro Rata.
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

Please see below for a detailed job description of the role.

Main duties of the job

The R& D Department at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is looking for three research facilitators who will take responsibility for the smooth set-up of research across the trust. The role forms an essential bridge between investigators, clinical teams and funders, building accurate and comprehensive grant application costings and working through timely study set-up and delivery.

This role will ensure the timely set-up and prioritisation of NIHR portfolio studies across the Trust specialities. The role is varied and works across both commercial and non-commercial work streams, providing an expert role offering skilled support to researchers and external stakeholders.

You will join a specialised team within the dedicated R& D infrastructure at Southampton General Hospital, liaising closely with a wide range of research investigators and their teams, service support departments, external funders and local regulatory agencies.

Please click below for more details about this vacancy including the person specification which outlines the essential and desirable skills needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on-site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees can access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a Research Facilitator, you will work closely with the divisional research teams, investigators and senior managers to deliver the UHS R& D strategy. This will include:

Acting as a specialist for researchers setting up studies in the TrustResponsible for developing grant costings for both research projects and personal awardsMaintaining comprehensive knowledge of resources to support study developmentSupporting with the regular collection of data and reporting on performance metricsDeputising for the Divisional Research Manager/Grants Manager
WHAT WERE LOOKING FOR:
This post requires a dynamic, outgoing person since a key aim in the role will be to develop relationships with researchers and to identify how best to support their studies. Good IT skills would be advantageous and the successful applicant should be able to provide evidence of continuing professional development.

The following skills and experience are required for this post:

A robust understanding of systems, processes and issues that affect NHS R& DAbility to understand complex financial details relating to research costingExcellent communication and interpersonal skillsExcellent IT skills, particularly in the use of web applicationsProject managementA flexible approach to work and the ability to adjust workload to changing priorities
ABOUT THE TEAM:
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and University of Southampton partnership is recognised as a centre of excellence in clinical research securing research funding in excess of �30m per annum. With state-of-the-art clinical research facilities opened in 2010, the Trust in partnership with the University is making excellent progress in achieving its aim of being one of the top acute Trusts in England.
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU:
As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated Good by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. At UHS we are committed to providing a flexible working environment. We believe that it benefits everyone if we achieve a positive work-life balance. Whether you are balancing family, study or your wellbeing with your career, we want to support you so you can help our patients.

Were proud to have been voted in the Top Five Acute Trusts for our commitment to supporting our staff to achieve work-life balance. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and offer a generous pension scheme and life insurance.
ADDITIONALINFORMATION
The interviews will be held face to face at Southampton General Hospital, alternative dates can be offered.

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.Danielle McCracken - Research Facilitator Danielle.McCracken@uhs.nhs.uk

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Clinical/scientific degree or equivalent demonstrable experience relevant to the role


Knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Significant experience of using systems and processes which support the delivery of high-quality clinical care in a clinical research environment
  • Significant of cost attribution for clinical research in a healthcare setting and the research grants process
  • Significant experience of the set-up or delivery of clinical research in a healthcare setting.
  • Experience of delivery training
  • Evidence of current and on-going GCP training
  • Project management experience
  • Knowledge of research governance and quality assurance systems to ensure safe systems for patients
  • An understanding of current R& D issues in the NHS
  • Evidence of continuing professional development relevant to the role


Desirable

  • Experience of working in a large teaching hospital or University
  • Experience of the set- Previous experience in using IRAS or NRES databases for R& D applications p or delivery of commercial clinical research
  • Knowledge of EDGE as a RM& G tool


Values and behaviours

Essential

  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust

Address

Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road

Southampton

SO16 6YD

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