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Research Quality and Safety Manager

Band 8a

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Research & Development
Band 8a
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)
£46,897 - £54,983 per annum inclusive
12/03/2018 23:59

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

We want you to come to UCLH, and stay at UCLH; all of our staff have been involved in developing our values.

We believe that UCLH is a better place for patients and staff alike. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

UCLH has two major strategic projects underway. On Grafton Way, we are building a facility which will be home to one of only two high energy NHS proton beam therapy centres, Europe’s largest centre for the treatment of blood disorders and a hyper modern surgery service.  Close by on Huntley Street we are developing the new Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals. Replacing the current hospitals on Grays’ Inn Road, this development will mean we can provide multidisciplinary care to our dental and ENT patients in a modern environment. Our Grafton Way facility is due to open in 2020, with Huntley Street opening in 2019.

NHS staff survey results from 2016, UCLH has been named one of the ten best performing non-specialist trusts against the following statement: “If a friend of relative needed treatment I would be happy with the standard of care provided by this organisation”.

The Joint Research Office (JRO) is undergoing an exciting period of expansion and development. The JRO is responsible for managing a large, internationally-recognised portfolio of research activity. The focus is on translational and clinical research - taking advances in basic medical research out of the laboratory and into the clinical setting to directly benefit patient care.


Reporting directly to the Deputy Director of Research, and also to the Director of Quality and Safety (research) and the Head of Risk and Regulation,  a talented and motivated individual is sought to support the further development of the quality assurance and oversight systems for the UCL and UCLH research portfolio.


The post holder will lead a small team of auditors and project support staff. The primary responsibilities of the role include oversight of systems and adherance to goverance, policy and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for (primarily) the non-ctimp portfolio at UCL and UCLH. The role includes some input and QA activity of the hosted Ctimp portfolio at UCLH also. The role includes setting up and monitoring systems for SOPs developed for use by researchers, the JRO and its delegated units.


The role also includes management of incidents and complaints, audit and a range of education and training initiatives.


A self-starter, you will have excellent staff management and organisational skills with a proven understanding of research management and governance.  You will also be pragmatic and have the proven ability to communicate effectively with senior clinicians, academic staff and other health service professionals to help deliver this challenging agenda within a dynamic multi-disciplinary environment.

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Applicant requirements

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 (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Rajinder Sidhu – Deputy Director of Research (r.sidhu@nhs.net).

If you have problems applying, contact

020344 79170