Research Facilitator


Posted: 2 years ago

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

£32,306 - £39,027 pa

Fixed term

We recently went into partnership with Bournemouth University and, with the merger of Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts, became University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust this is a really exciting time to join us!

Our ambitious multi-million pound plans to develop our sites are well underway, including developing RBH as the major acute and emergency hospital in East Dorset, PH as the major planned care hospital, and ambitious plans for Christchurch to support on-going patient treatment.

Joining UHD gives you the opportunity to enjoy all that Dorset has to offer. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town , and Poole has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

With both the New Forest and Isle of Purbeck on our doorstep, over 7 miles of stunning sandy beaches and coastal paths, we are located within an area of amazing beauty providing a great place for you to achieve your rewarding work life balance.

An opportunity has come up to work within our busy Research and Development team at UHD. The department is involved in the set-up, design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials and other clinical research studies. We work in collaboration with patients, research teams, hospital departments, other NHS Trusts, commercial and academic partners. We have also played a pivotal role in the delivery of Urgent Public Health research during the pandemic including the recruitment of participants into COVID vaccine trials via our dedicated research hub.

Based in the central R&D office and sharing our passion and enthusiasm for clinical research in the NHS, you will be required to work across the research portfolio under the supervision of the Head of Research. We are looking for someone with research management and governance experience to work in the role of Research Facilitator, working specifically within our portfolio of home grown, sponsored research as well as within our developing Clinical Trials Unit.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your research management skills and expand the role to the needs of the Trust and external requirements. This person will be required to work across the Trust independently and to manage their own workload. You will have an understanding of research governance, regulatory approval processes and a working knowledge of regulatory requirements for research.

This post is an integral part of the central R&D team to ensure the success and growth of the Trust’s research portfolio.

Excellent attention to detail, ability to multitask and organise workload are essential skills for this post. You will also join us at an exciting time as we build our Clinical Trials Unit and the post holder(s) may be required to work flexibly across Poole and Bournemouth to support this function. This is an excellent opportunity to work within a friendly, dynamic, multi-disciplinary team supporting high quality clinical research.

For further information please see the supporting role outline.

Base Location: Poole Hospital

Interview Date: 13th April 2022


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Lee Tbaily

Job title Senior Trials Coordinator

Email address:

Telephone number: 0300 019 2025

We believe that having a diverse workforce, and allowing people to be themselves, is essential in ensuring we offer an inclusive, welcoming and productive place to work.

We especially welcome applications from minority groups in the community who may be underrepresented in our workforce.

At UHD our active staff network groups are Black Asian Minority Ethnic Group (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network Group (LGBTQ+), European (EU), Pro Ability Staff Network, and the Armed Forces Support Group.

As a Trust we are proudly signed up to the Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interview schemes.

Please note:

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated.

Staff recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across all our Trust locations when service demands require it.

This advert may be closed early if sufficient applications are received.

Internal Candidates: staff employed prior to merger who voluntarily change jobs will be appointed to UHD terms and conditions.



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Job Reference

Reference: 153-ATR12858

Closing Date: 2022-04-05

Interview Date: 13/04/2022

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