Research Clinical Psychologist / Research Trial Manager (TWV)

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Per annum
Closing date
1 Apr 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Full Time
TheTalking With Voices Trialis 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 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 forreducing the impact of distressing voicescompared 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 responsible for the systems, processes and structures required to coordinate the trial and ensure 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.

They will have a relevant PhD and a clinical psychology qualification (DClinPsy). The post will be predominantly based at Rico House (M25), but will involve travel around the UK.

BAND 7 1.0 WTE; Fixed Term: 1 year in first instance but project is funded for 34-months, and intention is to extend contract for duration of the project (subject to a successful internal pilot).

Applicants with continuous NHS service would be eligible for redeployment or redundancy rights. Applications for part-time work will be considered.

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

See attached detailed 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 Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Doctorate in clinical psychology
  • A good degree in psychology or related subject (2:1 or above)
  • PhD in psychology
Other Requirements Essential
  • There is a frequent requirement to travel across the UK to attend meetings and events relevant to the role.
Experience Essential
  • Track record of submitting psychosis research grant applicants for funding from external agencies (i.e., the National Institute for Health Research)
  • Track record of presenting psychosis research at national or international conferences to disseminate and raise the profile of psychosis research
  • Experience of providing research supervision to research assistants
  • Track record of authorship on peer-reviewed academic publications
  • Conducting randomised controlled trials
Knowledge Essential
  • High level of knowledge about psychosocial research into psychosis in line with Psychosis Research Unit aims and objectives
  • Awareness and understanding of Research Governance Frameworks
  • A thorough knowledge of statistics and research methodology
  • Development of study / office systems
  • An awareness of the work of Intervoice and/or the Hearing Voices Network
  • Knowledge of research literature regarding the associations between trauma, dissociation, and the experience of voice hearing
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • A thorough understanding of what is required in working in a clinical department in terms of appropriate, professional behaviour and in dealing with confidentiality and similar issues
  • An ability to interact appropriately with clients experiencing psychosis and their carers and relatives
  • Good presentation skills in both formal and informal settings
  • Ability to prepare papers for publication

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