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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/03/2021.

Senior Research Administrator

Job Reference: 358-2957426-COR

University Hospitals of Leicester
R&I NIHR Patient Recruitment Centre
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

Band 4 Advert

We are looking for an experienced administrator to join us as a senior research administrator in the NIHR Patient Recruitment Centre (PRC) based at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust on the Leicester General Hospital site.

This is an opportunity to join the Research & Innovation (R&I) department to work at our recently opened National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)-funded Patient Recruitment Centre (PRC) for commercial research. The initial funding of £1.3 million is for a period of three years.

Leicester’s Hospitals host one of only five PRCs across the country that offer rapid set-up of late phase commercial research, standardised contracting and delivery approaches, and dedicated facilities and staff to the life sciences industry. These operate in a ‘franchise like’ model to deliver high volumes of commercial clinical trials in the NHS in a rapid and efficient manner. For more information on the PRC please see our website:

The key purpose of this job is to support the clinical studies taking place in the NIHR Patient Recruitment Centre. The post-holder will facilitate research project administration tasks, provide general administrative services to assist with the efficient running of the PRC, provide secretarial support to the Senior Research Nurse, PRC Research Business Manager and clinical team, and act as the initial point of contact for communications to the PRC.

The post holder will be expected to coordinate the day to day administration of the PRC, under the support and guidance of the Research Business Manager, Research Nurses, Research Support Officers and study teams. The role involves coordination of the administrative work involved in running research studies including data entry, mail box management, arranging meetings, taking minutes and contacting patients to arrange appointments.

The post will involve liaison with all grades of staff in a multi-disciplinary department therefore the ability to communicate clearly, calmly and effectively with a broad range of people is important. The successful candidate will be able to use a range of Microsoft Office applications, demonstrate competency in data entry and have the ability to manage their own time and work with minimal supervision. Organisational skills and the ability to work both on your own and as part of a team are essential. The post requires flexibility and the ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining accuracy and attention to detail.

At least three years’ previous experience in an administrative role and experience of ICH-Good Clinical Practice are required; supervisory experience is desirable. If you do not have relevant experience but are interested in a similar role please see our band 3 advert.

This is a full time post, based at Leicester General Hospital. Travel may be required between sites within the Trust and to Primary Care locations within Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire to support departmental activities.

For this role you must be able to attend the office in person.

When sufficient applications have been received the advert will be closed so if you are interested please apply quickly since there is likely to be a lot of interest.

*Please ensure you can demonstrate in your application how you meet the criteria required for shortlisting that are marked as A (application)*

If you are interested in joining our team and require further information or an informal discussion please contact: Gail Melvin, PRC Research Business Manager, by email or telephone: 07950893428

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 (DBS)

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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-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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