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Recruitment Lead

Job Reference: 289-CR-657

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Euston, London
£29,057 - £36, 134 per annum inc.HCAS

About our Trust

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East.

We have over 6,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children’s, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We’re one of the safest and best performing Trusts in the country. We’re also one of the top trusts to work for – our staff say they’re engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

In 2020, The Trust was rated by the Care Quality Commission as ‘Outstanding’ in the well-led and use of resources domains and ‘Good’ in the safe, effective, caring and responsive domains. The Trust as a whole was ‘Good’, but the Chelsea site was ‘Outstanding’.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around £10 million a year in our estate. We are currently spending c. £25 million on expanding our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and redevelopment of our children’s unit at West Middlesex – in partnership with our charity, CW+ and generous donors.

The Role

Recruitment Lead

Fixed Term 2 years due to funding

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join one of the country’s trailblazing Health Data Research Hubs and make a real impact to the future of health and care

Do you want to be part of team that has the potential to change the way we treat and prevent disease through the innovative use of health information

Are you enthusiastic, committed and driven to help improve the care of people and patients across the UK and globally?

Then look no further than Discover-NOW!

About Discover-NOW

Discover-NOW is the UK’s Health Data Research Hub for Real World Evidence. It is a unique partnership led by Imperial College Health Partners bringing together NHS organisations, globally recognised academic, technology, industry and charity partners as well as patients and the public to revolutionise the way health information is used to treat and prevent disease in the future.

Discover-NOW is one of seven pioneering health data research hubs recently launched by Health Data Research UK as part of the £37.5m Digital Innovation Hub programme funded by the UK’s Research and Innovation Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

About the role/s

We are building the Discover-NOW team who will be responsible for delivering this exciting ambition. A key role is Recruitment Lead. This post will be to support the Engagement Lead and Recruitment team to accelerate the uptake of people and patients to the Discover Health register enabling a multi-targeted uptake of the population.

Responsibilities of the role

    • Communication and relationship building with the public and patients to create opportunities for those that wish to participate in health research
    • To recruit members of the public efficiently by communicating project information using persuasive, motivational, negotiating and training skills to achieve the agreed target of 10 per hour
    • Invite patients using negotiating and persuasive skills to be involved in additional research studies using email and telephone
    • Establish the Discover Champions programme and manage the work of volunteers: to recruit, train, schedule volunteers and evaluate the programme
    • Handle sensitive and confidential information relating to participants
    • Manage a wide range of stakeholders and the current recruitment team comprised of 4 members
    • Approves payments and invoices for services relating to the project, checking against budget and using administrative processes to ensure keeping in line with budget
    • Agree schedule of work and assist in the development and preparation of the overall project plan and help to plan key workstreams in relation to the project.
    • Enters project data using a wide range of IT skills
    • Ensure that all project data is appropriately stored in accordance with Discover Data Security Model
    • Ensure documents checked, write reports and help with the analysis of the statistics
    • Maintain project library, database, resources and update the Discover website with new registrations
    • Provides project training to users
    • Work within procedures and help to develop protocols for project
    • Acts as the main point of contact for enquiries and respond via the Discover telephone helpline and via email



For further details / informal visits contact:

Maria Ilias

Additional Information

The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local communities we serve. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.


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