The Research and Development Department at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust are looking for a research facilitator who will take responsibility for the smooth set-up of research across the trust. A key responsibility of the role is to ensure the timely set-up and prioritisation of NIHR portfolio studies across the division specialties. The role is varied as it includes working with several teams that includes finance, commercial and non-commercial work streams. You will work with a variety of colleagues to provide an efficient and customer focused service
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and University of Southampton partnership is recognised as a centre of excellence in clinical research securing research funding in excess of £30m per annum. With state of the art clinical research facilities opened in 2010, the Trust, in partnership with the University is making excellent progress in achieving its aim of being one of the top
You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.
To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.
As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.
We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.
As a Research Facilitator you will work closely with the divisional research teams, investigators and senior managers to deliver the UHS R&D strategy. This will include:
This post requires a dynamic, out-going person since a key aim in the role will be to develop relationships with researchers and to identify how best to support their studies. Good IT skills would be advantageous and the successful applicant should be able to provide evidence of continuing professional development.
The following skills and experience are required for this post:
Interviews will be held on Thursday, 29 April 2021
Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.
The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.