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Research Facilitator & Governance Co-ordinator

Job Reference: 175-1920-RD1829

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Research & Development
Royal Papworth House, Spitfire Close, Ermine Business Park, Huntingdon
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

As the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK, Royal Papworth Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care through the excellence of our caring staff. We are located in a bespoke, purpose-built hospital on the world-class Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

In October 2019, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) announced the hospital was ‘outstanding’ overall and across all five of the CQC domains; safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led - this is the first time an NHS hospital trust has achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating across the five key questions.


Research Facilitator and Governance Co-ordinator

37.5hrs per week (part-time considered)

Royal Papworth is the UK’s largest specialist cardiothoracic hospital, providing a full range of adult services in cardiology, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery and respiratory medicine. We are the country’s main heart and lung transplantation centre with an international reputation for innovation and research excellence.

We are now looking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic individual who will enjoy the challenge of working in a busy research office providing co-ordination, administration and management support systems to ensure high quality clinical research and governance at Royal Papworth Hospital. You will have good organisational and project management skills, ideally with a background in clinical research.

The main duties involve delivery and co-ordination of R&D governance systems for project approval, risk management and monitoring of research projects and also undertake the feasibility review of studies to enable them to be conducted within the Trust. The post-holder is responsible for organising and chairing the monthly Research Governance Project Approval and Risk Assessment meetings; monitoring performance measures, including research activity and compliance with governance standards and ensuring research governance and regulatory requirements are met.

The role is based mainly at our Huntingdon site but does involve some requirement to work at the main hospital site in Cambridge.

Part-time or job share will be considered.

For an informal discussion regarding the post, please contact Sophie Jackson on 01223 639763 or Kim Giraud on 01223 639681. For queries regarding the application process, please contact Human Resources on 01480 830541 ex. 6129.

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

** 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.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

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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