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Clinical Trials Coordinator

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
We are looking to recruit a Clinical Trials Coordinator within Research and Innovation (R& I) at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) to support research across all MFT hospitals.This enthusiastic and self-motivated individual will coordinate the research portfolio for the Adult Haematology Oncology team.

This is your opportunity to be part of an engaging team with nationally and internationally recognised investigators who work in the forefront of cutting-edge research to develop diagnostics and treatments.

We are a welcoming, friendly team with a long successful record of writing and conducting our own research and of conducting national and international studies.

We invite you to join us.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be an exceptional communicator with effective organisation skills and be confident in managing a demanding and varied workload. Excellent IT skills and the ability to work with several projects simultaneously are essential.

The post holder will act as the main point of contact for Adult Haematology Oncology research, working closely with the Trust Research Office, clinical colleagues, and service support departments within MFT along with external pharmaceutical companies. They will ensure that comprehensive, high quality and efficient administrative processes are in place and followed for the set up and coordination of studies, ensuring full compliance with internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and the regulatory framework in order to support the successful delivery of the research portfolio for this speciality.

They should be educated to degree level in a health-related discipline or have demonstrable experience in the conduct and management of research and clinical trials.

Line management experience would be desirable.

The post holder will be required to work cross site across our research campuses.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Degree in a science or health-related discipline or a degree in another field with experience in clinical trials, or relevant experience
  • An understanding of the clinical trial process.


  • Post graduate certificate in clinical research, or other post graduate qualification/experience.

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience in Clinical Trials administration, including set up, data collection, audit and project co-ordination.
  • Sound knowledge of all aspects of research governance and related legislation and inspection requirements (e.g. MHRA, HTA).
  • Experience of the governance and approval systems within the NHS and UK CRN for clinical studies.
  • Data quality management.


  • Previous NHS experience.
  • Evidence of writing policies and procedures and evaluating their application in practice.
  • Research project monitoring.



  • Excellent organisational skills, with a methodical approach and the ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, and experience of interdisciplinary working.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise own and others' workload, and practice effective time management.
  • Ability to work under pressure, and to tight and unexpected deadlines.
  • Advanced IT skills with a good working knowledge of IT packages and databases.


  • Project management skills.



  • Able to work independently and flexibly
  • Supportive
  • Enthusiastic
  • Positive
  • Approachable

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Manchester Royal Infirmary

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

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