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Local Management Portfolio System Manager

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
The purpose of the role will be to develop and implement the R& D Department's information management support systems.

You will be required to develop and maintain systems to ensure the capture of high quality research focused information on Local Portfolio Management System (LPMS) , such as research activity and performance data which will contribute to Trust's overall research strategy.

You will maintain the LPMS database and lead on the development of any national research databases introduced by the Department of Health to ensure that these are used efficiently and effectively in the department. The role also involves the provision of local user support, training and data quality assurance.

Main duties of the job

Lead on introduction and further development of LPMS information management system. These may be based on national (i.e. research databases introduced by Dep't Health) or local initiatives and the postholder will be expected to keep abreast of these changes and assess implications for the Trust and Biomedical Research Centre.

Lead on the creation and analysis of reports to support the operational management of NIHR portfolio research at the Trust utilizing the LPMS database and reporting functions.

Produce ad-hoc, bespoke reports as required to the Trust's R& D stakeholders.

Train and advise all staff on the correct use of the LPMS database.

Attend relevant meetings and liaise with EDGE, providers of the LPMS database, on key topics and issues.

Information quality assurance.

Ensure that key information is collected reliably and efficiently, and that information or datasets are full, accurate and up-to-date. This will include regularly contacting investigators, and liaising with the CRN Eastern delivery team and R& D Governance Team.

Work closely with other staff, both within and outside the Trust, to ensure high-quality information management. This will include working with IM& T professionals (e.g. to set up and maintain shared databases), with non-information specialists (e.g. regarding relevant information held on Trust systems) such as Finance Department databases.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 13,000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close at midnight on the 26th June 2024.

Interviews are due to be held on the 3rd July 2024.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases, alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Qualification in IT/computing (i.e. NVQ, A level, BTEC or equivalent).


  • Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Qualification in IT/computing (i.e. NVQ, A level, BTEC or equivalent).



  • Experience of information handling and analysis gained in a work environment.
  • Experience of working within the NHS or similar organisation with an understanding of Dep't Health reporting processes.
  • Experience of writing and running data reports and of data management.


  • Experience of information management within the field of biomedical research.
  • Experience of training and coaching others in the interpretation of information and the use of statistical methods.



  • Competent in using databases and spreadsheets for managing, analysing and presenting information.
  • Knowledge of the Data Protection Act, Freedom of Information and other relevant legislation relating to data.
  • Knowledge of health related data sources and information flows and their scope and limitations.
  • Knowledge of Department of Health policy and guidance relating to performance standards, information returns and reporting definitions.
  • Broad understanding of relevant Government Research Strategies and implications for the Trust.


  • High order of competency in the application of a broad range of statistical principles.
  • Knowledge and understanding of research governance in the NHS.



  • Present and make understandable highly complex information.
  • Confident in the use of Excel.
  • Ability to identify and analyse information management problems or potential problems, including complex problems, and to offer relevant solutions.
  • Self-motivated with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, the ability to think laterally and work with minimal day-to-day supervision.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills with different staff groups.
  • Ability to manage own time and ensure deadlines are met by self and others.
  • Good people skills. Ability to work with, and to influence, a wide range of people.
  • Ability to work under pressure to achieve targets.


  • Ability to use VBA with MS Access and Excel to construct simple-to-use user interfaces for tools.
  • Understanding of relational database concepts/use of SQL.

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division R& D

Hills Road



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