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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/04/2019.

Clinical Research Facility Operational Manager

Job Reference: 411-CORP-2019-59019

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Research Facility
£42,414 - £51,737 pa

An exciting opportunity is now available for the post of Operational Manager for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Alder Hey Clinical Research Facility (CRF). The NIHR CRF is a joint venture between Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Liverpool, focusing on experimental research studies in children in collaboration with academic and commercial partners. The NIHR Alder Hey CRF leads and delivers a vibrant programme of experimental and early phase research in children, with a particular focus on inflammatory disease, infection, clinical pharmacology and formulation development, supported by a globally excellent patient and public involvement/engagement programme.

The NIHR Alder Hey CRF works closely with its partner, the NIHR Royal Liverpool CRF, offering a life course approach to experimental medicine in Liverpool.

Alder Hey is one of Europe’s largest children’s hospitals and a world renowned centre of clinical excellence. The Trust has a large programme of experimental and applied clinical research, managing over 250 studies at any time and is the UK’s largest recruiting centre for clinical research in children. The CRF plays an essential role in ensuring children and young people have access to cutting edge clinical trials.

Working as part of the CRF Senior Team, the postholder will lead a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, ensuring the CRF delivers the strategy for growth agreed with NIHR through robust and efficient operational processes.

We are looking for an individual with excellent leadership, organisational and communication skills with demonstrable knowledge of the modern health research landscape.

This is a fulltime post at Agenda for Change Band 8a.

Closing date: 12th April 2019

Interview date week commencing 29th April 2019

Informal enquiries to: Professor Matthew Peak, Director of Research, Alder Hey, 0151 2525570 Professor Michael Beresford, Director, NIHR Alder Hey CRF, 0151 282 4536

Although NHS Jobs enables you to use the same application to apply for multiple roles within the NHS, unless you tailor your application to the specific role you are applying for with Alder Hey, and detail how you meet the criteria for this role and what you can offer to Alder Hey, you are unlikely to be successful in your application. Please also make sure that your Employment History is upto date and listed in the correct order. Starting with your current/most recent post and then working backwards.

Alder Hey as an equal opportunities employer aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

To find out more about the various careers available see Alder Hey Careers link

We reserve the right to close vacancies without notice when we have received a sufficient number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

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Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well-managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.

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