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Research Clinical Psychologist / Research Trial Manager

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 pro rata per annum
Closing date
26 Jul 2024

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Mental health, Psychologist
Band 7
Full Time
The RAPID Trial, funded by the National Institute for Health Research's Health Technology Assessment programme, is a 38 month randomised controlled trial, led by Professor Tony Morrison, which builds on our track record of collaborative research on psychological interventions for people with psychosis and other serious mental health problems, by evaluating the possible benefits of 2 remotely delivered, brief psychosocial interventions. It will compare a safety planning intervention delivered by assistant psychologists with a semi-structured peer support intervention designed to help people manage suicidal thoughts. All interventions will be compared with treatment as usual from a home-based treatment team. We will conduct this research across 5 areas in the UK (Manchester, East London, Glasgow, North East London and Oxford).

The Talking With Voices Trial is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme. Talking With Voices is a 34-month multisite study, led by Dr Eleanor Longden and Professor Tony Morrison, which also builds on our track record of collaborative research on psychological interventions for people with psychosis and other serious mental health problems through evaluating the possible benefits of a dialogical intervention for reducing the impact of distressing voices compared with treatment as usual. We will conduct this research across 4 areas in the UK (Manchester, London, Newcastle, and Oxford).

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be part of a team responsible for the systems, processes and structures required to coordinate these trials and ensuring that the research undertaken meets the requirements of the Research Governance Framework and relevant legislation. The post involves extensive use of administrative, interpersonal and IT skills, including the management of databases, monitoring of progress against milestones, coordination of participant recruitment, production of complex spreadsheets for allocation of funding and resources, and use of e-mail and the internet. The post holder will be involved in the training and clinical supervision of the research assistants across sites and will also deliver the voice dialoguing intervention (approximately 1 day per week). The post holder will have line management and supervisory responsibility for approximately 5.0wte members of staff.

The successful candidate will have excellent clinical, administrative and organisational abilities, experience of trial management, a thorough knowledge of research governance and an understanding of mental health research in NHS settings. They will have a clinical psychology qualification (DClinPsy). The post will be predominantly based at Rico House (M25), but will involve travel around the UK.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification



  • Doctorate in clinical psychology



  • Experience of providing research supervision to research assistants
  • Significant experience of designing, implementing, and writing up research
  • Experience of conducting semi-structured interviews used in psychosis research



  • Knowledge of implementing randomised controlled trials



  • An ability to interact appropriately with clients experiencing psychosis and their carers and relatives

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Rico House

George Street


M25 9WS

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