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Senior study co-ordinator

Band 6

Main area
Research and development
Band 6
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum
Salary period
20/01/2021 23:59
Interview date

The University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and CRN: Wessex has a unique opportunity for a Senior Study Co-ordinator to join the Critical Care, Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine Research Unit.  This role is to cover maternity leave.

Our team has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers on the subject of prehabilitation. Renowned as a world-leading research group, we recently lead on the publication of ‘Principles and guidance for prehabilitation’ collaboration between Macmillan, Royal College of Anaesthetists and National Institute for Health Research. We regularly organise and present our work at international conferences.

You will be an integral part of this team, with exciting opportunities for professional development.   Working in the Trust wide team you will help to provide support to embedded research teams across the trust, for new and existing studies. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, flexibility and drive will be required to ensure the success of this post.

You will be involved in all aspects of the research process and team management. You will need excellent communication and project management skills and you must be able to trouble-shoot and problem-solve in order to guide and support the team.

You will collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, and our partners implementing studies to translate scientific discoveries into improved patient outcomes. You can expect an excellent friendly working environment, professional support and development opportunities. You will be based at University Hospital Southampton; however, you will be expected to travel to other sites across Wessex.

You will be expected to manage the delivery of a randomised controlled trial, investigating the effects of online exercise, wellbeing and dietary advice on health-related outcomes for patients with cancer. This trial involves working within UHS but liaising closely with other healthcare providers and charities. We are dedicated to providing high quality, patient centred clinical research at Southampton. If you take pride in giving patients the opportunity to take part in high quality ethical clinical research, with foundation level research knowledge, skills and experience, this could be a very interesting opportunity for you.

Your primary responsibility will be to recruit patients onto SafeFit, the world’s first, fully-powered online cancer prehabilitation clinical trial.

  • You will manage our small team of clinical trial professionals.

  • You will liaise closely with UHS Research and Development and those from other hospitals.

  • You will organise and administer the trial management group and board meetings.

  • You will work closely with clinical teams to identify, discuss and consent eligible patients.

  • You will track patients through the trial, taking responsibility for ensuring that all trial visits are completed in a timely fashion and accurate data is collected.

You will need to have an excellent level of written and verbal communication skills.  Excellent IT skills would also be advantageous.

An understanding of the importance of clinical research for patients with cancer and a desire to drive the research agenda forward, combining first-class patient care with attention to detail and a scientific approach to data collection.

  • Understanding and experience working within clinical trials

  • Project management skills and qualifications

  • Enthusiasm, self-motivation, flexibility and drive will be required to ensure the success of this research physiologist post.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.           

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


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. 

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on Monday, 08 February 2021.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

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