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Research Management and Governance Officer

Barts Health NHS Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum inc
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Applications are invited from individuals with a research governance background and sound knowledge of clinical research management to join the Joint Research Management Office (JRMO). The JRMO is a joint office which manages clinical research on behalf of Barts Health NHS Trust and Queen Mary University London (QMUL). This is a very busy department within the JRMO working with our researchers to ensure the Research Management and Governance objectives of both organisations are met.

The post is based at the Joint Research Management Office, Barts Health, Dept. W, Mile End Road

Previous applicants are not required to apply

Recruiting for a permanent/fixed term position (for 24 months).

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for administering the approvals system including sponsorship of research at Barts Health NHS Trust and QMUL.

The Research Management and Governance (RM& G) Officerpost sits within the Research Governance & Performance team and will be responsible for ensuring the provision of high-quality data management for studies at Barts Health NHS Trust. This will be underpinned by the effective delivery of a number of research management systems and functions, including local JRMO processes, advise on Honorary contracts, study management processes, and supporting regulatory inspections in the organisation. The post holder will be key to developing and maintaining good working relationships between Barts Health NHS Trust, its constituent departments, QMUL and the Clinical Research Network (CRN) Management Team using excellent communication, interpersonal and information management skills.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Experience of clinical and/or NHS research management



  • Proven interpersonal skills
  • Excellent ability to analyse and interpret research management information
  • Ability to manage study set up and approval
  • Excellent IT skills, particularly in the use of Web applications and MS Office applications.
  • Flexible approach to working and a desire to develop knowledge
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge of governance and legislative framework for conducting clinical research studies


  • Knowledge of systems and structures for the management of clinical research in the NHS

Knowledge & Qualifications


  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent experience in research governance and/or the conduct of research


  • Specialist knowledge of RM& G procedures

Personal & People Development


  • To assist in training and guidance of researchers
  • To contribute to R& D guidance documents



  • Communicate complex information simply both orally and in writing


  • Prepare and deliver reports to a high standard

Specific Requirements


  • Ability to prioritise & organise own workload
  • Ability to work alone efficiently & as a member of a multi-professional team
  • Sufficient to perform the duties of the post with any aids and adaptations

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Mile End


E1 4UJ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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