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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/10/2019.

Senior Research Administrator

Job Reference: 185-A-19-77088

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
£21,089 - £23,761 per annum

We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates with annual increases, 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 and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) 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 RD&E 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 & Exeter 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.

Job Title: Research Administrator

Band: 4

Reports to: Senior Research Nurse

Directorate: Research and Development

Location: Clinical Research Facility (RILD Building, Wonford)

Hours: Full time 37.5 hrs per week (negotiable)

Contract: Substantive (6 months probationary period to those new to the Trust)

Are you looking for an interesting, fast paced, rewarding administration role? The NIHR Exeter Clinical Research Facility at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust is a busy and developing department and needs an administrator to support the clinical nursing team.

The NIHR Exeter Clinical Research Facility supports and manages a range of research studies. We specialise in Experimental Medicine, Early Phase clinical trials and Translational research in both common and rare diseases. We cover many disease areas including dementia, diabetes, cardiology, vascular health, respiratory health, cardiovascular disease and addictive behaviours.

The role is varied and in addition to routine administration, duties will include managing study Site Files, planning & occasional attendance at multidisciplinary meetings with research teams throughout the UK and managing the Nursing Teams clinical bookings for dementia studies as well as the possibility of supporting a others studies.

This dynamic role would suit someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and someone who can positively make a valued contribution towards the service that the Department provides. We are therefore looking for someone who can remain calm under pressure, who is able to prioritise their own busy workload in line with meeting deadlines and targets, who enjoys being part of a team, who can demonstrate excellent administrative and organisational skills and who is naturally empathetic.

Attention to detail and accuracy are essential and you will need to be able to work with internal and external staff at all levels. An ability to work independently and take the initiative as appropriate are also requirements of this varied and interesting post.

The successful applicant will be based in the Clinical Research Facility in Research Innovation Learning and Development building (RILD). He/she will provide support to the clinical nursing team to ensure that high quality services are being delivered within all areas of the department and within research projects. He/she will be supported in the role by the Senior Nurses and all other team members.

We would encourage and welcome applicants to come and have a look around and meet some of our staff.

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 Fairness, Inclusion & Collaboration Respect & Dignity.

For more information please call Senior Nurses Jayne Dark (01392 408189) and/or Anna Steele (01392 408173).

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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