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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/11/2021.

HLRI CRF Operations Manager

Job Reference: 175-2122-2-RD2894B

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Research Staff
Royal Papworth Hospital Cambridge Biomedical Campus Cambridge
£54,764 to £63,862 pa

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital, treating around 50,000 patients each year. We are located in a new, purpose-built hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

Founded as a tuberculosis colony in 1918, Royal Papworth Hospital has established an international reputation for excellence in research and innovation. Since carrying out the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979, the hospital now performs more heart, heart-lung and lung transplants each year than any other UK centre.

In addition to transplantation, Royal Papworth Hospital has the UK’s largest Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre (RSSC) and is one of five UK centres providing Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) to patients experiencing severe respiratory failure. It is also the only centre in the UK for a number of specialist services including Pulmonary Endarterectomy and Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty (BPA).

In October 2019, we became the first trust to be rated ‘outstanding’ in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) (safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led). We are committed to providing a positive, supportive experience for all of our staff.



Papworth Hospital is an internationally renowned centre offering specialist care for patients with cardio-respiratory conditions.  Our focus is providing the highest standard of care.

 We are looking to appoint an experienced, efficient and enthusiastic individual to establish and implement robust systems for the operational leadership, governance, management, strategic planning and development of the new HLRI Clinical Research Facility and will provide research leadership to staff working in and users of the Facility.

 The post holder will have responsibility for managing all clinical research studies conducted within area of responsibility, ensuring that studies are run to the highest standards incorporating Good Clinical Practice Guidelines.

 The post-holder will be responsible for writing annual and other ad hoc reports, collecting study and activity metrics in accordance with NIHR Clinical Research Facility award contract.

 As a member of the senior research and development team, the CRF Operations Manager will contribute to the delivery of the Trust research agenda working in partnership with senior CRF & R&D nursing leadership where required to ensure research is conducted to time and target.

 The post-holder will be responsible for the CRF Facility within the HLRI including department maintenance, equipment and facilities staff and will coordinate and manage new projects

The hours of this work are envisaged to be between Monday – Friday 8.00am – 4.00pm. Job share will be considered. If you are ready for the challenge then come and join our team!

** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**


 For further information, please contact

Vikki Hughes -


Closing Date: 30th November 2021

Interview Date: 10th December 2021

** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, extensive retail discount scheme, subsidised restaurant, staff recognition and award scheme, membership options at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym), salary sacrifice 'cycle to work' and 'car' scheme, enhanced pay progression for Band 5 nurses, career progression opportunities, flexible working

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

In submitting an application form you authorise Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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