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Research Operation Manager

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 Per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a highly motivated individual to work with our senior leadership team for research, the post will provide operational management support across MSEFT and play an integral role in the development and performance of the MSEFT clinical research service.

So, if you have a high level of interpersonal and communication skills, are able to establish excellent communication networks to promote and encourage the adoption of clinical research studies across MSEFT.

You will be experienced in leading teams, have an understanding of NHS research agenda and working across the national research system, will be adept at developing strategies to support the delivery of research in line with local and national priority areas and key performance targets.

If successful, you will provide complex specialist advice and support regarding conduct of clinical research, including administrative processes to the clinical research teams. The post holder will also play an integral role in supporting the implementation of a new 5 year research strategy.

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Katie Woodards, Executive Assistant to Interim Chief Medical Officer Dr Tayyab Haider.

Closing Date : June 26 2024

Main duties of the job

Develop strategies to support the delivery of research in line with local and national priority areas

Lead a programme of work to align processes across the MSEFT for research delivery ensuring performance targets are met

Ensure a consistent approach to maintaining the standards set out in the UK policy framework for health and social care, national guidelines and directives and local standard operating procedures

The post holder will also be responsible for ensuring a Quality Management System (QMS) that will include adverse event reporting, audit and monitoring and support any external inspections e.g. Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

Engage with the sites clinical management structure across the MSEFT to contribute to the embedding of research as part of routine practice, identifying and overcoming barriers

Work autonomously on a broad range of matters and make decisions on the day to day management or the service and service departments

Direct line management of Research Approval Managers, Team Leaders and Quality Facilitator

About us

With a workforce of approximately 15,000 staff, we can now do more and go further in delivering health services to our local communities.

Our ambition is to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients, and provide a vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

Patients will experience improved care as well as fewer delays and cancellations. We are able to provide more once-in-a-lifetime specialist care region-wide. With our new trust size will come more opportunities for development, research, networking and innovation.

We aim to make the most of our skills and experiences so we can become the best we can be. As one organisation we will recruit the finest and retain more specialist staff due to more employment opportunities across our Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For details of this varied and interesting role, please see attached job description. We look forward to receiving your application

Person Specification



  • Educated to Masters level or equivalent
  • Comprehensive understanding of research related regulations and guidance



  • Experience of developing and implementing polices/standard operating procedures/guidelines/working instructions
  • Evidence of working in a managerial role

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Prittlewell Chase



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