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Clinical Trials Co-ordinator

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Trials Coordinator to support the work of the Gastro Research Team and Surgery Research Team, Royal Victoria Infirmary. Both teams deliver a broad variety of clinical trials within these areas. You will work closely with multi-disciplinary team along with internal and external stakeholders to delivery high quality clinical research at The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Interview Date: 5 June 2024
  • 37 hours 30 minutes/week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will take responsibility for a portfolio of clinical trials within the Gastro Research Team and Surgery Research Team ensuring the trials are conducted according to Good Clinical Practice. This post is often challenging working to tight deadlines with competing priorities. You work closely with the multi-disciplinary team to successfully deliver the study portfolio across both teams both for patients and stakeholders.

The post holder will hold strong communication, organisational and time management skills.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To ensure any trials within the post holders remit, carried out in the Clinical Trials Unit are properly conducted according to Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Research Governance Framework and are compliant with the EU directive for clinical trials. (There can be multiple trials at any given time, in various stages of preparation, inception and completion.)
  • All events pertaining to the treatment of said patients are reported in the agreed timeframes to relevant external trials organisations.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Person Specification



  • Knowledge and expertise regarding the mandatory standards regarding conduction/construction of clinical trials (to include GCP/Research Governance Framework/EU Directive/Data Protection Act)
  • Understanding of Trust confidentiality procedures (Data Protection Act, Caldicott guidelines)
  • Knowledge of medical terminology



  • Excellent inter personal skills
  • Ability to communicate well (written and verbally)
  • Advanced IT skills, specifically in database management and use of Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to use computer software to create and/or develop reporting tools.
  • Clear and legible handwriting.



  • Ability to coordinate collection of data to agreed timescales
  • As a line manager, ability to handle Human Resources issues


  • Evidence of any education related training programmes pertaining to clinical trials
  • Experience of patient management systems i.e. eRecord and electronic data capture systems



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience/training or experience of working in clinical research with experience of conducting a research project


  • European Computer Driving Licence

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary


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