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Chief Operational Technician Clinical Trials

Job Reference: 358-2747334-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Pharmacy Department

Chief Operational Technician Clinical Trials

Grade: Band 6

Salary: £31,365 to £37,267 per annum

Up to 37.5 hours per week

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and forward thinking Pharmacy Technician to become the Chief Operational Technician for our Pharmacy Trial Service in delivering and running of our expanding Clinical Trials Service.

Your role will be operational, supporting the trials team and will be based at the Leicester Royal site, working closely with the trials team to continually improve systems and procedures, promote quality and good practice and maximise the performance of the Pharmacy Trials Service. You will promote safe and efficient conduct of IMP (Investigational Medicinal Product) studies and work to the strict guidance of Good Clinical Practice (GCP), the European Clinical Trials Directive, Trust and Departmental SOPs.

Strong organisational and time management abilities are essential skills required for this role, as well as the ability to communicate in a professional manner with a wide range of people as you will be liaising closely with the multidisciplinary research team, with commercial companies, non-commercial organisations, clinicians and the local Research & Innovation Department to ensure comprehensive trials support.

You will be a professionally qualified Pharmacy Technician registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council with extensive post qualification experience in the hospital sector. You will have strong interpersonal skills and be proficient in IT, enthusiastic and well-motivated. Previous management experience and clinical trial experience is essential.

As part of this job, you will be expected to work as part of the wider pharmacy team and contribute to evenings, weekends and On-call shifts as appropriate.


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameRakhee.RawalJob titlePrincipal Trial PharmacistEmail addressRakhee.Rawal@uhl-tr.nhs.ukTelephone number0116 258 4468Additional contact information

For more information, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Rakhee Rawal, Principal Pharmacist – Clinical Trials ( or Adrian Nicholson- Clinical Trials Pharmacist (Adrian.


Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. As it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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