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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/06/2022.

Research Admin Assistant

Job Reference: 185-A-22-124750

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (formerly Royal Devon and Exeter NHS FT)
Research & Development
£18,870-£19,918 per annum pro rata

We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, support for flexible working and access to an On-site Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ Nursery. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides Acute and Community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the Royal Devon received an overall rating of “good”. We were rated as “outstanding” for our Emergency and Critical Care services, and for Caring Trustwide.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked as the joint best performing non-specialist Trust in the country for overall patient experience of care in the 2016 Care Quality Commission (CQC) Adult Inpatient Survey.

The main hospital site is in the historical Cathedral city of Exeter that has abundant family amenities and beautiful surrounding countryside. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links. Good educational facilities such as the University of Exeter and good Ofsted rated schools are available locally. Our Community sites are equally well positioned and are a good place to work.

Enjoy a good quality of life in the South West and be part of our caring workforce.

Leading the way in Research

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Clinical Trials Research team at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. We are at the forefront of clinical research at national and international level. Participation in clinical research demonstrates the Trust’s commitment to improving the quality of care we offer and to making our contribution to wider health improvement.

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Research Administrator Assistant with the potential to perform well and support the current clinical trials Research Administrators and the wider team. Our Clinical Trials Research team covers activity across all specialities including Diabetes, Renal, Metabolic & Endocrine, Children, Reproductive Health, Haematology, Respiratory, Anaesthesia Pain, Injuries & Emergencies, ENT, Infectious Disease, Ophthalmology, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Neurological, Dermatology and Musculoskeletal. The ability to be flexible and willingness to work across divisions as part of your working week are essential, this post is based in the Chronic Team.

We are committed to providing and supporting education and personal development opportunities for all staff and training will be provided. As part of your role you may be asked to support our Covid 19 clinical trials as part of our whole team approach which might involve welcoming our participants to the Trust and completing their initial checklist before they attend there appointment with our Research Nurses.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Undertaking training in standard operating procedures and Good Clinical Practice ensuring high quality care and safety for our patients.
  • Liaison with a wide range of staff, to ensure the smooth set-up and delivery of all research projects in the Trust to maintain our excellent reputation within the research community.

Hours: 30, Part-time

Salary: Band 2, £18,870 - £19,918 per annum pro rata

For informal enquiries, please contact Cresta Browning, Senior Clinical Trials Project Co-ordinator: email

Please note that you will be notified via email regarding the result of your application. Interviews will take place on Thursday 21st July 2022


Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are:
Honesty, Openness & Integrity
Inclusion & Collaboration
Respect & Dignity

***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.***


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