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Clinical Trial Co-ordinator / Clinical Research Practitioner

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the developing Clinical Research Unit at the Bristol Eye Hospital. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic individual as a Clinical Trial Co-ordinator.

In this position you will work closely with members of a multi-disciplinary research team to provide them with clinical and administrative support for a portfolio of clinical trials.

The work requires initiative, accuracy and attention to detail. Experience of clinical research projects within the NHS or academic/commercial settings will be essential. 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.

Experience in clinical research is required and ophthalmology experience would be advantageous.

Main duties of the job

You will be performing a variety of duties within this position. This will include setting up trials, working closely with the Trust R& I department to gain the necessary approvals.

You will manage an ongoing portfolio of studies, performing a variety of tasks such as completing case report forms, maintaining study documentation, processing amendments, and planning and organising patient appointments.

A component of this role is the requirement to perform some clinical work, for example, including assisting in the informed consent procedure, venepuncture, vital signs, urine testing and ECGs. Full training will be given, with an opportunity to gain accreditation as a Clinical Research Practitioner, which is now identified as an occupational group in health and care in the UK by the UK Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Training and development features high on our list of priorities. Therefore the post holder will be a flexible, motivated team player willing to further develop their understanding of clinical trials.

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

You will be working as part of our friendly and supportive team. Our clinical trials portfolio covers the full spectrum of phase 1-4 studies and incorporates both interventional and non-interventional studies. As well as being part of our BEH CRU team, you will be working with our pharmaceutical and non-commercial sponsors, helping us to develop these relationships to enable future growth of our service and subsequently more choice for our patients. We have been the highest recruiting site in the UK for 15+ studies since 2015, a track record that has been achieved through close alliance between our research staff and clinical services.

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

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Recent clinical research experience in NHS/academic/pharmaceutical setting
  • Previous experience of medical terminology
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of, and previous experience of the clinical research processes, ICH-GCP and research governance
  • Knowledge of Data Protection Act 1984, GDPR and Caldicott principles


  • Previous research data management experience

Skills and Abilities


  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Evidence of good teamwork skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and willingness to develop computer skills further
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Able to use initiative and be innovative within the appropriate scope of the job
  • To be able to prioritise workload



  • Ability to communicate effectively and deal tactfully with people
  • Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure and deliver to tight deadlines

Qualifications and Training


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

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Eye Hospital

Lower Maudlin Street



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