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Quality Assurance Manager

Job Reference: 185-A-20-92006

Employer:
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Research & Development
Location:
Exeter
Salary:
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata

We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates with annual increases, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, support for flexible working and access to an On-site Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ Nursery. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!


The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) provides Acute and Community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the RD&E received an overall rating of “good”. We were rated as “outstanding” for our Emergency and Critical Care services, and for Caring Trustwide.


The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked as the joint best performing non-specialist Trust in the country for overall patient experience of care in the 2016 Care Quality Commission (CQC) Adult Inpatient Survey.


The main hospital site is in the historical Cathedral city of Exeter that has abundant family amenities and beautiful surrounding countryside. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links. Good educational facilities such as the University of Exeter and good Ofsted rated schools are available locally. Our Community sites are equally well positioned and are a good place to work.


Enjoy a good quality of life in the South West and be part of our caring workforce.


Health research supports people to stay well and to achieve better outcomes for patients, which is why the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and the University of Exeter are collaborating to deliver more health research for our population. We are now seeking to appoint a QA Manager to work across the Trust and NIHR Exeter Clinical Research Facility to manage QA systems and processes to ensure compliance with the variety of regulatory statutes, guidelines and protocols as required by the by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the CQC, Health & Safety Executive, the Human Tissue Authority and other regulatory agencies.

You will be a graduate in a relevant biomedical or associated subject with demonstrable experience in a clinical research quality assurance role including SOP writing, conducting audit and monitoring activities. Experience of clinical trial management is essential, together with experience of developing quality management systems to comply with high levels of GCP. In-depth working knowledge of existing UK clinical research structures, GCP, regulatory and ethical systems is also an essential requirement of the role.

Whilst the role is a Band 7 position, we are willing to consider candidates with potential but less experience seeking a development opportunity, for which an initial appointment would be at Band 6 (£30,401 - £37,267 p.a.) with responsibilities adjusted accordingly. Development from Band 6 to 7 would be supported with suitable training and clear objectives; it would be expected that progression to Band 7 would be within 9-12 months. A secondment or a job share would be considered for the right candidate. These would be discussed with applicants at interview/appointment, where appropriate. Interviews will be held week commencing 14th December 2020.

For more information please contact Samantha Smart RDE R&D Manager - Samantha.smart1@nhs.net, and Jo Studham NIHR Exeter CRF Manager - J.M.Studham@exeter.ac.uk.

Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are:
Honesty, Openness & Integrity
Fairness
Inclusion & Collaboration
Respect & Dignity

***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.***

DUE TO THE ANTICIPATED HIGH NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POST WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CLOSE THE VACANCY BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.




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The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust will contact previous employers to confirm employment history to cover a period of at least 3 years. The Trust is only able accept written references; these will be requested via email. One of your referees must be your current line manager and all references must cover the previous three years work or study history.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit):
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for job applicants with disabilities. If you let us know, when you apply, that you would like to use this scheme, we will guarantee you an interview, if you meet the essential criteria listed in the person specification section of the job description.

We will also make any reasonable adjustments you require to our selection process. Please let us know what you need.”



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