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Senior Trial Manager

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum incl. HCAS
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join The Royal Marsden Clinical Trials Unit as a Senior Trial Manager in the RM-CTU Breast team. This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced Trial Manager looking to take their career to the next level. You will join a team of experienced trial professionals, world class clinicians and scientists based in the Ralph Lauren Centre for Breast Cancer Research, and be a part of ground-breaking research into breast cancer treatments.

Candidates must have significant relevant experience of managing clinical trials, either from within the NHS, industry, or academic sector. CTIMP experience is desirable. You will be expected to ensure high standards of practice in accordance with the principles of GCP. In addition, you will have excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to work proactively and independently. Good time management skills and ability to prioritise competing workloads are required.

Hybrid working in office/at home is supported in this team.

For further information and informal queries please contact:

Dymphna Lee, Lead Project Manager - RM-CTU Breast team

Main duties of the job

As a Senior Trial Manager you will have responsibility for at least one clinical trial, including maintenance of Trial Master File and key study documentation, obtaining relevant ethical and regulatory approvals, safety reporting of adverse events, monitoring trial progress and metrics, and some trial specific budget and contract management. Line management of junior members of the team is required for this role.

About us

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 4,500 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals - one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey - as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital.

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits, learning and development opportunities and clear career pathways. There are opportunities to work flexibly across a range of areas and specialities and we welcome flexible working requests from point of hire to support employees work life balance. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification:
  • Responsible for coordinating all the activities required for the effective running of clinical trials and other studies in the portfolio.
  • Undertake the project management for the studies, working with other departments within the Royal Marsden Hospital as well as sites, funders, external collaborators and contractors.
  • Support and actively engage in the creation of the documentation required for each study, as well as any amendments to the study documentation and submissions or reporting to regulatory authorities.

Person Specification



  • Masters' Degree or other higher-level degree or equivalent experience
  • Recent GCP training



  • Demonstrable /significant experience of working in a clinical trial setting
  • Detailed understanding and experience of clinical trials, UK Clinical trial regulations, GCP and regulatory framework
  • Experience of trial finances including costing for academic and commercial studies


  • Previous experience managing drug (CTIMP) trials
  • Personnel leadership and management experience

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge


  • Advanced organisational skills and ability to manage multiple projects at various stages of development and organisation
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to facilitate collaborative working relationships
  • Able to work under pressure, methodical in approach, with effective problem-solving ability
  • Competence in research orientated PC software including Microsoft Office packages


  • Knowledge of principles for quality management systems
  • Knowledge of budget planning and management

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Marsden Hospital Chelsea



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