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Research Facilitator

Job Reference: 411-CORP-2019-16520

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
411 Research Business Unit (917702)
£24,214 to £30,112 pa

Please Note: 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.

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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.

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The Clinical Research Division (CRD) at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to recruit an experienced Research Facilitator on a fixed term basis to support the day to day requirements of the CRD. The role forms an integral part of the core team that work throughout the hospital to deliver high quality clinical research studies across all disciplines.

The purpose of this post is to support and assist the delivery of Alder Hey sponsored research studies. This includes early feasibility & protocol development through to study close out.

A particular focus is placed on sponsor oversight and the activities that underpin Quality Assurance. The duties therein provide a facilitative and co-ordinating role that ensures Alder hey sponsored studies are delivered in a timely manner and to standards required by regulatory authorities.

Providing the main source of support to the Research Governance & Quality Assurance Lead, the post holder organises and administers the sponsorship functions of the CRD. They will be expected to work with the minimum of supervision, demonstrate flexibility and use their own initiative to carry out duties in such a way as to make a direct and positive contribution to the organisation, thus enabling the Research Governance & Quality Assurance Lead and their team to utilise their time in an efficient and effective manner.

In the role you will be fully supported to understand research and specific studies and will learn about how research is delivered in the NHS. You will be based within the CRD in the Institute in the Park amongst a large research delivery and support team.

To apply please visit the NHS jobs website and complete and application form indicating how you fit the person specification, describing any relevant experience and why you have a desire for such a role.

Please contact Richard Kirk, Research Governance and Quality Assurance Lead for any enquiries 0151 252 5570

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.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will contact you using this regarding your application. All candidates will be notified via email whether or not they have been shortlisted.

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. We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure our recruitment and selection process and the Trust operates a No Smoking Policy.

Please Note: new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first paypoint of the relevant band.
Applications are welcome from anyone eligible to work in the UK.

Black, Chinese and Disabled individuals are under-represented in our total workforce, and males are under-represented in our nursing workforce. We actively encourage applicants from these groups.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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 Visas and Immigration department 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 Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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