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Trial Manager

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
Come and join a large, experienced and dynamic research management team. Here at the Leicester Diabetes Centre we are looking for an ambitious Trial Manager to work on the set up, management and delivery of research studies and clinical trials in the areas of diabetes and other long term health conditions.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with trial management or coordination experience, who relishes a challenge, is keen to use their own initiative, and is flexible to the changing demands of research. You need to be self-motivated, a strong communicator, and be able to work independently within a team environment.

The Centre forms one of the largest facilities in Europe for conducting first class clinical research in diabetes and other long term health conditions. We are dedicated to ensuring that people with diabetes and other long term health conditions live long, healthy lives.

Leicester Diabetes Centre is a partnership between the NHS, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, and is academically affiliated with the University of Leicester.

Main duties of the job

You will join a team of research administrators, trial coordinators and trial managers working on single or multi-site research studies/clinical trials. Your role will be to ensure allocated studies receive timely and appropriate management to reach time and target, managing any challenges and issues along the way with diplomacy and highly developed communication skills.

National and occasional international travel to support research sites may be required. You will be expected to line manage one or more administrative staff and will likely supervise the work of a trial coordinator. For this role, you must be able to attend the office in person.

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:
  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

Job description

Job responsibilities

The LDC has attracted a range of prestigious National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) funded infrastructure and other funding notably from the British Heart Foundation, European Union, Medical Research Council and Diabetes UK. The LDC also hosts a local NIHR CLAHRC (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care, and NIHR BRC (Biomedical Research Centre) theme in Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity.


Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • Degree / or equivalent qualification in a science or health related discipline or a degree in another field with experience in clinical trials or project management or significant equivalent experience in a relevant field


  • Higher degree qualification (e.g. MSc) in clinical trials or a health related discipline.



  • Experience of running and/or managing clinical research studies/trials.
  • Experience of creating research ethics applications including all supporting documentation and knowledge of HRA and MHRA application process and requirements.
  • Must have experience within a supervisory/management role.


  • Previous NHS experience

Communication and relationship skills


  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to work effectively within and direct a team

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • Competent with Microsoft software (Word, Excel and Powerpoint)



  • Leadership and motivational qualities.
  • Planning and organisational skills, with a methodical approach and the ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Ability to work to deadlines/stability under pressure.
  • Ability to exercise initiative.
  • Ability to prioritise own and others workload and practice effective time management.
  • Understand, interpret and critically analyse data and information and prepare progress reports

Other requirements specific to the role


  • Ability to work flexibly

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester General Hospital

Gwendolen Road



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