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Research & Innovation (R&I)
NHS AfC: Band 5
Fixed term: 12 months
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Job share
  • Flexible working
  • Home or remote working
  • Compressed hours
  • Term time hours
  • Annualised hours
37.5 hours per week (Flexible working patterns considered)
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United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
Lincoln County Hospital
£27,055 - £32,934 pro rata
Salary period
07/12/2022 23:59
Interview date

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COVID-19 Vacancy Study Set-up Facilitator

NHS AfC: Band 5

Job overview

This position is an important new role within the Research and Innovation department. You will be responsible for setting up new studies within the Trust. You will need to understand research regulations and be able to communicate with a range of internal and external stakeholders. You will have experience of working in the field of clinical research and work under your own initiative to achieve deadlines. 

The successful candidate will be able to work as an individual and as part of a team having the ability to be flexible, being able to prioritise and organise work in order to meet tight deadlines whilst being able to adapt to the changing needs of the service. It is essential to be able to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, together with accuracy and attention to detail whilst maintaining confidentiality at all times. Good data entry/keyboard skills are desirable together with a basic understanding of medical terminology.

Main duties of the job

The Study Set-up Facilitator works closely with the R&I management team, Trust Principal Investigators, R&I Delivery team, R&I Support Office, the wider Trust and external research teams, Clinical Trials Units and study sponsors to establish and deliver the systems and processes required to support the efficient and timely set up and delivery of clinical trials.

The post holder will be required to support the develop Trust policies and Standard Operating Procedures in response to local, national and regulatory changes.  

Working for our organisation

Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of £643 million (20/21) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.

Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement – “Outstanding Care Personally Delivered” – stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.

We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.

Our latest CQC report increased our ratings for being effective and well-led from ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Good’. Our rating for caring remained as ‘Good’.

This is in recognition of the huge amount of work that our amazing staff have done to improve the quality of care for our patients in recent years.

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


What should you do next?


Have a look at the job description and if you like what you see then apply today. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within a great institution. your NHS needs you!!!


So what is in it for you?


Flexible working; Depending on the needs of your role, we will consider requests for flexible and/or part-time working for whatever reason you should need it. We recognise flexible working will not look the same for everyone, because it depends on the nature of the role and the needs of the individual.

Types of flexibility could include:

  • Part-time - less than 37.5 hours per week.
  • Off-site/remote working - working from home or other sites for part or all the week.
  • Compressed hours – usually full-time hours but over fewer days or shifts.
  • Staggered hours – having different start and finish times.
  • Set shift patterns – to allow for predictability

NHS Pension: A generous and flexible pension scheme with contributions from us as your employer fully protected against inflation and guaranteed by the government

Annual Leave: Starting at 27 days a year, rising to 33 days after 10 years plus eight bank holidays (for staff covered by Agenda for Change)

Bank working: The chance to work extra hours at enhanced rates and we will pay you weekly too, ideal if your income needs a quick boost.

In addition, there is more;

Family & Childcare: Including on-site nurseries at Lincoln County Hospital and Pilgrim Hospital Boston, maternity, paternity, adoption & shared parental leave following a set period of employment.

Health & Wellbeing including counselling, mental health first aid, physiotherapy, eye tests.

Learning & Development including Lincolnshire Talent Academy, leadership training, medical education, clinical education, Lincolnshire clinical research

Financial support and benefits including Cycle2Work, car lease scheme, home electronics. Free on-site parking and free tea and coffee and the ability to save and borrow through your salary.

Rewards & Recognition including staff awards, long service awards, retirement awards, examples of excellence and staff lottery.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Degree / 7 year's experience
  • Maths & English GCSE
  • Knowledge & experience of MS Office
Desirable criteria
  • ICH GCP Training


Essential criteria
  • Demonstrate clinical research experience
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience working in NHS R&I office


Essential criteria
  • Medical terminology
  • Patient confidentiality regulations / Caldicott guidelines
  • Understanding of Clinical Trial Regulations and guidelines inc Medicines for Human Use Regulations (2004) and Research Governance Framework
  • Understanding of regulations which may impact on research e.g. Human Tissue Act, Mental Capacity Act, GDPR


Essential criteria
  • Demonstrate key values and behaviours in line with Trust framework
  • Well-developed IT skills inc MS Office, MS Outlook, TEAMS
  • Experiences user of databases and reporting tools
  • Accurate and attentive to detail
  • Excellent numerical and written skills
  • Able to produce reports and graphs for internal and external purposes
  • Well-developed communication skills
  • Minute taking skills
  • Ability to seek out info when not readily available


Essential criteria
  • Motivated, able and willing to learn
  • Ability to work under own initiative and to prioritise and manage own workload
  • Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • To have a flexible approach to work, to allow management of the conflicting demands of this post

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Sarah Fahy
Job title
Research Manager
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