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Research Business Manager

Barts Health NHS Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 Per annum inc
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced Business Manager to support Research & Development to support our post-award R& D Finance Team at Barts Health NHS Trust.

The post holder will be an experienced team leader, with substantial experience of managing staff, working with the JRMO R& D Finance Team to support and develop the workforce, with responsibility for the oversight and management of the operational aspects of research financial administration and the provision of a first-class service to our research community in the Trust, Queen Mary University of London (academic partner) and other research organisations.

The post holder line manages three Band 7 Accounts Managers and their teams and works closely with the senior leadership team in R& D to oversee the effective operation of Research & Development.

Barts Health R& D operations - taking ownership for managing the daily business of hospital and group based research functions, dealing with unplanned events that arise and acting as the 'executing agent' for resolving issues. The post holder is also a member of the senior leadership team across the Joint Research Management Office.

Proposed interview date: 20th August 2024

Main duties of the job

Finance - Managing the Finance leads to ensure the finance functions for R& D, with an income of �30m p.a are managed effectively, in line with the Trust's SFIs.

Risk Management - managing the risk register relating to finance and business development for the R& D, ensuring that risks are updated on datix, are managed appropriately and escalated as required The post holder is also required to present the risk register for approval to the R& D SMT on a monthly basis.

Secretariat and Committee support - to provide secretariat and reports for R& D Finance working groups, Hospital and Trust Research Board, ensuring that all reports are submitted on time and that an action log and minutes are taken for each meeting, for sign off by the Chair.

Recruitment and Staffing- Ensuring that the appointment of core JRMO/R& D staff and research staff across the Trust is managed in line with agreed recruitment procedures and meets our policies for equality and inclusion.

Managing R& D's staffing establishment to ensure that all new posts and vacancies are in line with budget and that R2Rs and e forms are raised in line with Trust policies and procedures.

Induction - taking overall responsibility for the local Induction of finance and business development staff in R& D, working with wider R& D leadership team to ensure consistency across all R& D staff, including providing coaching and advice to new staff as required.

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.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within Barts Health at this band.

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



  • Educated to Masters degree level or significant equivalent level of experience of working at a senior level in the area of business management for an extended period of time



  • Experience of research grant funding and other sources of research funding e.g. commercial
  • Significant NHS or Higher Education financial management experience
  • Experience of managing staff, including motivating and managing performance
  • Experience in providing financial services and/or advice to non-finance managers and PIs (such as clinicians)


  • Experience of business planning in an NHS or Higher Education setting
  • Experience of managing complex staffing issues including conduct and health and wellbeing
  • Experience of managing change within a team

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Queen Mary University of London,

81 Mile End Road


E1 4UJ

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