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Deputy R&D Manager / Lead Clinical Research Practitioner

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The post is suited for a self-motivated, dynamic and flexible individual, who is able to adapt to changing demands, able to process information and interpret accordingly. To beable to organise own workload and prioritise work as it comes into the department, to remain calm and professional under pressure and to be able to respect confidentiality guidelines. Ability to work autonomously as well as part of the wider team is essential.

The post holder will support senior manager's in the research & development team on a day to day basis. Thus, enabling the Surrey & Borders Partnership Foundation NHS Trust's (SABP) research strategy to be implemented throughout the Trust, by providing support and training to junior members of staff. Also to cover for any absence of senior management.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be allocated responsibility for the set up and delivery of studies and support a caseload of commercial studies. Also the post holder will be expected to have the necessary experience and skills to enable the successful set up of clinical trials, and to be the main point of contact for support and advice in all governance regulatory approvals for clinical trials by assisting with governance, costing and contracting of research activity across the Trust. The post holder will be expected to have sufficient skills to enable people who use services to make informed choices concerning their involvement in the clinical trials by providing advice and information and acting as their advocate.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Home Working Contract Only - Eligibility to high cost area supplement is conditional upon candidates residence and will be discussed on offer.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will ensure that recruitment to commercially sponsored studies is on time and to target, in line with the locality plans, national High-Level Objectives (HLOs) and to a high quality standard and will act as a source of advice and guidance.

They will also oversee the workload of more junior staff, directing the delivery element of research projects. This will include assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating research interactions and providing support to participants who have been or have potential to be recruited onto a trial programme.

Person Specification



  • Psychology degree or health related degree
  • Masters degree in a health related subject


  • PhD qualification in Mental Health, or working towards PhD in Mental Health



  • Experience of working in a NHS clinical research environment
  • Experience of NHS managment


  • Experience of setting up commercial clinical trials (phase II & III)

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Research & Development, Two Bridges

Guildford Street


KT16 9AU

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