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Research Clinical Trials Manager

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Clinical Trials
NHS AfC: Band 6
Fixed term: 3 years (End Feb 2025)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Springfield Hospital
£38,768 - £46,124 including inner HCAS
Salary period
29/01/2022 23:59

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust has a rich history, well-established community links and an international reputation. We provide a full range of local mental health services to the Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth London boroughs, as well as specialist forensic mental health services, including specialised services such as national deaf adults and CAMHS inpatients and OCD.

We are committed to providing high quality integrated health and social care for local people with mental health problems in South West London and more specialist mental health services for people throughout the UK. The Care Quality Commission already rates our services as ‘good’ however we aim to be ‘outstanding’.

Our Values

We take pride in providing specialist care to our service users where our Trust values; being consistent, compassionate, collaborative, respectful and open is at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is "making life better together".

When you join us, you’ll be part of something special – an innovative and rapidly growing organisation that is helping to redefine the Mental Health, education and social care landscape in the UK.

As a Trust, we are happy to talk flexible working.

We are passionate about caring for our service users, their family and friends and the wellbeing of our colleagues.  From 1st April 2022, it will be a requirement for everyone joining South West London and St Georges in a CQC regulated patient facing role to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to hold a qualifying exemption.  Applicants are further advised that it is a condition of employment that evidence of their vaccination status is provided, as part of the pre-employment checks.

Job overview

Clinical Trial Manager - Band 6

The R&D department at SWLTG is looking to recruit an enthusiastic Clinical Trial Manager to work under the supervision of the R&D Governance and Clinical Trials Manager. The Clinical Trial Manager will be responsible for overseeing two NIHR funded clinical trials to assess eye-movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) as a treatment for patients diagnosed with functional neurological disorder (FND); and Acceptant and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for the treatment of Functional Cognitive Disorder (FCD).

The successful candidate will assist the Chief Investigators in delivering high quality administrative and study management, including day to day management, coordination and delivery of the trial.

This is an excellent development opportunity for someone interested in trial management, to work as part of a dynamic, passionate team. Personal professional development through training, educational meetings and career guidance will also be available.

Applicants are welcome to contact the R&D Department for further information by e-mailing Tania West, R&D Governance and Clinical Trials Manager (Tania.west@swlstg.nhs.uk)

Main duties of the job

The postholder will join the Research and Development Team within the Clinical Research Unit (CRU) based at Barnes Hospital, and R&D main office at Springfield University  Hospital and will be managerially accountable to the R&D Governance and Clinical Trials Manager. They will work closely with the Chief Investigators and other clinical and administrative member of the research team, and will facilitate the set-up and initiation of clinical trials across the various locations within the Trust’s 5-borough catchment area.
The post holder will have past experience of clinical research ideally in a study/trial coordinator role, with a sound working knowledge of current UK clinical trials regulations and Good Clinical Practice requirements. They must possess strong problem solving and analytical skills and be able to work to tight deadlines. He/she will be required to work flexibly and to organise their workload and cope with conflicting demands on their time but prioritise their work accordingly. The nature of the role requires excellent communication and organisation skills and a high level of computer literacy.
The post holder is expected to be proactive in developing and implementing procedures and will be required to work with a high degree of autonomy.

Working for our organisation

Agile and flexible working:

As one of the few Trusts in London we are proud to offer flexible working as part of our new ways of working, and we are happy to talk flexible working at the interview stage. In this role you will be able to work Monday to Friday in the time frames from 8am to 6pm, giving you the very best of good work life balance.

We are committed to get the very best out of our staff and support staff in their career aspirations. We have career pathways available, where you will be able to develop your skills and build on your experience to progress into other roles across different specialties. For this role, we offer career pathways in R&D Governance and Delivery. In addition, we offer ongoing training and development in all aspects of the research development and delivery pathway.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Overseeing the execution and coordination of single site National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) clinical research trial to the highest ethical, scientific and regulatory standards.

supervising Research Assistants supporting the trials.

working closely with a multi-disciplinary team including Chief Investigators, Principal Investigators, research delivery staff, statisticians, and research and development staff at SWLSTG and external staff based at St George’s University London (SGUL).

The postholder will join the Research and Development Team within the Clinical Research Unit (CRU) based at Barnes Hospital, and R&D main office at Springfield University Hospital.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Experience of research in clinical trials (industry or NHS)
  • Experience of protocol driven quantitative and qualitative research in a health related field.
  • Experience of using and setting up R&D databases
  • Experience of research trial financial management and forecasting
Desirable criteria
  • Recent experience of working within a mental health specialty


Essential criteria
  • Leadership skills
  • Knowledge of research practices, methodologies, clinical trials delivery and the overall research agenda in the NHS.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the legal, ethical and professional issues surrounding consent to trials
  • Understanding of R&D performance measures within an NHS context
Desirable criteria
  • Project management skills, experience of planning and managing projects, and the ability to plan, manage and deliver complex projects, involving multiple agencies and individuals anda range of tasks, to tight deadlines
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Tania West
Job title
R&D Governance and Clinical Trials Manager
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