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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/01/2020.

Research & Innovation Support Officer

Job Reference: 236-COR-AC631-2019

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Research and Innovation
Salford Care Organisation, Salford
£30,401- £37,267

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester.

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be. This is a really exciting time to join our new team.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the combined Research & Innovation (R&I) Team at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group comprising Salford Care Organisation, Oldham Care Organisation, North Manchester Care Organisation and Bury and Rochdale Care Organisation, and play a pivotal role in the delivery of new, potentially life changing, treatments to our patients.

We facilitate a large number of both commercial and non-commercial research studies across a wide range of clinical specialties. The role is support the commercial study set-up and non-commercial study set-up.

In conjunction with the Research and Innovation Manager and Deputy Research and Innovation Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring that the Research Management and Support (RM&S) Team is properly administered and organise the R&I Office ensuring that a supportive service is provided to internal and external investigators.

You will also facilitate the delivery of the Trusts' Research Governance standards and provide training and advice on best practice. In addition, you will assist the R&I department in the development and refinement of the R&I administrative procedures throughout the Trust, to support research initiation and delivery (including R&I Governance).

You will have substantial experience of clinical research in an NHS acute setting. If you are an effective communicator who can work well both independently and within a multidisciplinary team, and can demonstrate excellent attention to detail, we would love to hear from you.

You will need a flexible working approach and the ability to travel across sites if required.

The post will be for 12 months fixed term in the first instance. Previous applicants need not apply.

Interview date as Tuesday 21st January 2020.

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Helen Moffitt-Adams - Deputy Research and Innovation Manager
0161 206 4705

If you are applying to work for Salford Royal it is important that you are aware of the following:

The Trust has four core values which are a focus for how our staff and volunteers work with each other and care for patients.

These shared values (patient and customer focus, continuous improvement. Accountability and respect) help us to work together to continuously improve the organisation and our staff.

As part of the recruitment process (application form and interview) you will be assessed to see if you meet the Trust Values

If you have a disability please ensure you read additional information for disabled applicants.

Please be advised that the Trust will not re-imburse any expenses incurred by candidates for attending interview.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply would require immigration sponsorship. You can self assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorhip for this post please visit the UKBA website.

Please note that if you are short listed for interview you will be contacted via email and it is important that you check your email regularly.

Service details will be requested electronically from the previous employer for applicants who have NHS service

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