Research Operations Manager

Band 8a

Main area
Band 8a
Fixed term for 12 months
22.5 hours per week
Job ref
The Lantern Centre
£40,428 to £48,514 per annum pro rata
27/02/2018 23:59

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work and has a sound future as a leading provider of excellent services. The Trust invests in its staff and seeks to provide them with opportunities for training and personal development.

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2002 and authorised as a Foundation Trust on 1st December 2007. The Trust provides health and wellbeing services for a population of around 1.5million people. The services provided include community nursing, health visiting and a range of therapy services including physiotherapy, podiatry and speech & language. The Trust specialises in inpatient and community mental health services. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust covers the whole of the county and employs around 7,000 members of staff across more than 400 sites.

Lancashire Care is proud to be listed in the Top 50 Inclusive employers list. This is recognition of the outstanding efforts made by LCFT in our commitment to attracting and retaining a truly diverse workforce, achieving equality, diversity and inclusion at its purest form.

For more information on Lancashire Care please visit our website via Lancashire Care

In 2015/16, the Trust was the highest recruiting Mental Health/Community Trust in the North West for National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) portfolio studies. The Trust is highly successful in obtaining grant and national research funding by working closely with its Academic Researchers. Furthermore, LCFT maintains robust and effective governance arrangements, and continues to have very impressive research set up times. Overall, the Trust has developed an impressive Local and National reputation for developing and delivering high quality research. Close working relationships are maintained between the Trust and the CRN: North West Coast (CRN: NWC) along with the North West Coast Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) and research sponsors, both academic and commercial.

The Trust is looked for a dynamic person who will continue to develop the research portfolio within the Trust for the benefit of our current and future patients, and to build on the local and national reputation of the Trust. They will need to implement the Trust’s Research Plan and contribute to its future development. The role also involves growing the research capacity and capabilities, managing research staff, as well as budgetary management. Applicants must have worked in the NHS or jointly with the NHS, to manage research and have experience of research management. A success rate in research funding submissions would also be of benefit. If you feel that you have the necessary skills and experience for this post we want to hear from you.

This post is for 12 months to cover maternity leave and will be based in Preston.

Please note: This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Clearance. As part of the pre-employment checks, successful candidates will be required to pay for their own DBS check at a cost of £50. Deductions will be taken from the first 3 months salary.

If you are not invited to interview within 3 weeks of the closing date, then please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful, as it is not possible to contact all unsuccessful candidates. It is important that applicants log in to the website and check their NHS Jobs account on a regular basis to read and respond to any emails they may have received. If you do not have regular access to email/internet please advise the team of suitable contact details.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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