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Research Facilitator-Research and Development

East and North Herts NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, plus 5% High Cost Area Supplement
Closing date
30 May 2024

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We are recruiting for a Research Facilitator who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

We are seeking an ideal candidate who is passionate about positively impacting patients' lives through dedicated support for research initiatives.

This role involves working seamlessly with the Clinical Team, Trial Sponsors and other internal and external stakeholders, and the ideal candidate should thrive in a collaborative environment within a small team.

If you are someone who is eager to make a meaningful contribution to patient well-being, possesses a comfort with all aspects Clinical Trial Set-Up, and values the dynamic of a close-knit team, we invite you to consider joining us.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

The main purpose of the role is all set-up aspects of clinical trials, according to Good Clinical Practice (GCP), standard operating procedures (SOPs) and trust policies.

The post holder will assist with the administration of clinical trials from feasibility to archiving including (but not limited to):

Oversee the efficient and timely set up of clinical trials and workforce planning on a daily basis to meet organisational requirements.Oversee and maintain databases/ spreadsheets and produce monthly progress reports on recruitment.General trial-related communication in accordance with the Data Protection Act.Manage own workload for daily trial activity including case report form completion and amendment processing to meet internal and external deadlines.Manage quality assurance of all trial related documentation in accordance with relevant legislation and guidelines.Working closely with the Research Manager to ensure preparation for audit and inspections.The post holder is expected to use initiative and be able to work independently without close supervision. They are also expected to plan and organise their own time and complex workload activity with prioritisation, referring to the Research Manager as necessary.To have an understanding that all research must be conducted according to ICH-GCP, the EU Directive on Good Clinical Practice and the Research Governance Guidelines and assist the team in upholding these.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general and specialist services we provide and our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible and innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation and our staff and patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. This means that any employee is entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns and we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made and considered formally, and will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications / Training


  • Professional qualifications
  • General training qualifications
  • Post graduate level, education, or equivalent experience


  • Relevant training courses in clinical research.

Previous Experience


  • Work experience
  • Technical experience
  • Previous level of responsibility
  • Significant experience in clinical trial administration including trial set-up, experience of staff supervision/ management, experience of working in a healthcare setting.



  • Specific skills required, e.g. Leadership Organisational Communication
  • Excellent organisational skills, excellent computer skills, excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.



  • Technical
  • Professional
  • Detailed knowledge of the clinical trials process and GCP guidelines/EU Directives
  • Understanding of medical terminology.

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Hertford County Hospital

North Road


SG14 1LP

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