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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/07/2022.

Research Delivery Team Manager

Job Reference: 369-A-22-83398

Employer:
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Department:
Research and Development
Location:
Exeter/Agile
Salary:
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum pro rata

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health & learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time, job share & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare a disability & meet the essential criteria in the job description will be invited to interview.

Our professional responsibility is to reduce the risk of infection to others as far as possible. Getting vaccinated against diseases which can be passed person to person in healthcare settings is part of this responsibility. The Trust will provide advice, guidance and support on vaccinations and access to vaccinations where requested


The role

  • Are you someone looking for a career in one of the UK’s most respected mental health and learning disability trusts?
  • Would you like to do a job that makes a difference every day?

The Research Delivery Team manager post will be responsible for coordinating and managing the performance of a portfolio of clinical trials.

As Research Delivery Team Manager s/he will be responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the clinical requirements associated with research to ensure optimum delivery of clinical trials. S/he will therefore be required to adopt a highly visible clinical profile and accessible approach towards both research participants and staff. It will mean that s/he leads by example and empowers staff in their personal and professional development, promoting the undertaking of a broad range of research to modernise and improve patient care. S/he will ensure that research will be conducted in accordance with the Research Governance Framework and Good Clinical Practice guidelines to provide assurance that the rights, safety and well-being of trial participants are protected.

We will support you to learn the skills you need to thrive in the role. We will offer you the training and development support you need to begin a fulfilling career. In return, you will need to be motivated, flexible and eager to learn.

Working alongside another Research Delivery Team manager the post holder will lead a team of research nurses, clinical studies officers and research support staff delivering mental health and dementia research in the Trust as part of the NIHR South West Clinical Research Network (CRN:SWP). They will provide effective professional research and clinical leadership through appropriate modelling of behaviours and skills and direct supervision.

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is growing as we establish ourselves us as one of the leading providers of mental health services in the country.

Working as part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will make a difference to people’s lives from the moment you start.

£40,057 - £45,839 per annum pro rata (Band 7)

About you

We are looking for an experienced clinician to lead the team. Experience of research delivery is desirable as is previous experience in a leadership role. Please call the team to discuss further.

Your office base will be at Wonford House, Exeter although due toCovid19 you will be expected to work from home the majority of the time and will be provided with the equipment to do so.

This is a 37.5hr per week Permanent position

The location

Your base will be Wonford House, Exeter. However under the current COVID-19 conditions you will be expected to work from home the majority of the time and will be provided with the equipment to do so.Please be assured that any alternatives will be discussed fully with you and the organisation. Please ask the appointing manager if you have any questions.

About us

The Research and Development team is a motivated and successful team, working with academics and commercial organisations from around the county to deliver top quality research to our service users, carers and staff.

Join us at Devon Partnership NHS Trust and you’ll be joining an award-winning organisation that is passionate about mental health and learning disability. One that cares about the people it supports – and one that also cares about its staff.

Our offer to you

We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.

In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:

  • Commitment to flexible working
  • 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years’ service with the NHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer
  • Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training - including opportunities to work in different services to build your experience and skills
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our staff networks
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates
  • Structured learning and development opportunities.
  • Refer a friend scheme applies – both earn up to £500 See attached t&c’s

Living here

Devon offers beautiful coastal and countryside locations with a wide range of social & leisure opportunities. This ranges from some of the best beaches in the Country, The Moors, Canals and rivers all of which can be accessed easily via foot, car, bike or boat.

Great place to work. Great place to live




Application supporting information

As part of the application process, you may be asked four simple values based recruitment questions. Your responses will determine we are happy to progress with your application.

If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email with interview details. Therefore, it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account, and go to 'My Applications'.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Devon Partnership NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed. We will not seek references until you have been made a conditional offer.

Please note by applying for posts that require a professional registration, you are also consenting to this being checked prior to interview. Preference will be given to staff at risk in priority order.

Any identification documents supplied as part of the recruitment process will be verified manually and electronically in line with NHS employment check standards.

Please note

This advert will be withdrawn when a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you have part completed an application, we will contact you to advise you of this.

As a new member of staff to Devon Partnership NHS Trust you will be required to attend a full induction programme at the beginning of your employment. The content and length of this programme will depend on your new job role and where you will be working. This can be between one day for non-clinical staff and up to 10 days for inpatient clinical staff.

Thank you for applying.



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