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Clinical Research Practitioner/Senior Trial Coordinator

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the developing Medical Research Unit. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic individual as a Senior Trial Coordinator or Senior Clinical Research Practitioner.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary research team, the Senior Trial Coordinatoror Senior Clinical Research Practitionerwill be accountable for the assessment, planning, organisation, and ongoing care of research participants according to the study protocol.

The work requires initiative, accuracy, and attention to detail.

You will be in contact with a broad professional group, as well as members of the public and research sponsors therefore excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills will be of equal importance.

The post holder will be a flexible, motivated team player and will have a good understanding of clinical trials, research generally, and the role of a trial coordinator.

The post holder will deputise for the Clinical Research Unit Managers and become involved in the line management, support, and training of staff as well as more complex trial developments.

Main duties of the job

The Senior Trial Coordinator or Senior Clinical Research Practitioner will be an integral part of the research team, supporting the development of a seamless research facility within the Medical Division.

The post holder will be expected to work closely with all members of the research team and multidisciplinary team within the hospital. In liaison with the Research Unit Manager, they will provide trial management and coordination.

The post holder will be involved in all aspects of trial coordination and management supporting the clinical team throughout the trial process.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and person specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Degree in health/research related subject or substantial relevant experience
  • Current ICH GCP

Knowledge and Experience


  • Recent and significant clinical research experience in NHS / academic / pharmaceutical setting
  • Previous research data management experience
  • Previous experience of medical terminology
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of, and previous experience of the clinical research process, ICH-GCP and research governance
  • Team Management

Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Able to use initiative and be innovative within the appropriate scope of the job
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • To be able to prioritise workload
  • Excellent I.T skills


  • Experience of leading teams (D)



  • Ability to communicate effectively, demonstrate patience and deal tactfully with people
  • Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure
  • Ability to work flexibly according to role need
  • Be a role model for clinical research in UHBW

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Infirmary

Upper Maudlin Street



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