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Research Delivery Operations Manager

Job Reference: 358-2995978-COR-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
Clinical Research Network; East Midlands
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum

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

The NIHR Clinical Research Network East Midlands (CRN:EM) supports the delivery of high-quality research in the NHS and social care across the East Midlands region. We are committed to providing the infrastructure that allows research to take place so that patients, carers and the public can benefit from new and better care and treatments.The CRN:EM is hosted by University of Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust. It covers a large geographical area incorporating partners across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire. Research is delivered across 30 clinical specialty areas organised into six research delivery divisions.


As the landscape of research broadens into newer community settings we are delighted to provide an opportunity to join our regional team. The roles will form part of the CRN:EM Senior Management Team and will act as the primary operational enabler for NIHR research delivery, across a number of clinical specialties and Divisions. The post-holder will support the Research Delivery Manager(s) (RDM) in the day-to-day management of the Divisions, as well as being personally accountable for their own portfolio of work.

We are looking for effective leaders who have exceptional facilitation and line management skills, as well as highly developed communication and interpersonal skills as the roles require close working with a number of stakeholders, senior managers and staff. Post-Covid there will be a requirement to travel throughout the region, and occasionally further afield, you must be able to demonstrate that you have access to a vehicle or other means of travel to these locations.

The post holders will be based in either our Leicester or Nottingham offices, however please note due to Covid-19 we are largely working from home at the present time and as such candidates must also have excellent IT skills, be proficient in the use of databases and ideally have some knowledge of Google Suite.

This new role will focus around building research both in established and upcoming Community settings in the region, incorporating synergies with national initiatives such as Join Dementia Research and Enabling Research in Care Homes (ENRICH). Interviews will be held virtually, further details will be shared if successful for an interview.

Proposed interview date is 9th June 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Karen Pearson - Research Delivery Manager for Division 4 & 6

Additional contact information

Mon - Thurs 8am - 4.30pm

Harriet Savage, Research Operations Manager for Division 2 and 5

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)

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

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.

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.

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