Sponsorship Officer
University College London Hospitals
5d ago

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

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.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites.

Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels.

This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills.

UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

Sponsorship Officer

The UCL / UCLH Joint Research Office (Research and Development) is undergoing an exciting period of expansion and development and 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.

The JRO currently manages an extensive portfolio (1000+ studies) of research and this role will involve working with other JRO teams to ensure the highest quality standards are achieved in relation to Research Management and Governance and Sponsorship requirements.

Opportunity has arisen to join JRO fixed term (maternity cover) contract as a sponsorship officer.

The post-holder will be based at the UCL / UCLH Joint Research Office (JRO) and will act as a facilitator in the review of research studies sponsored by UCL or UCLH (with the exception of Clinical Trials of Medicinal Products).

The post-holder will ensure UCL and UCLH studies supported from grant application, through to sponsorship approval and initiation at sites.

The post holder will ensure studies meet regulatory and other obligations as Sponsor. The post-holder will be required to work autonomously and will be required to manage their own day-to-day workload, prioritising as needed.

The portfolio for which this post holder is responsible will include (but is not restricted to) surgical and interventional studies, basic science studies involving procedures with human participants, observational studies, studies administering questionnaires / interviews, studies involving qualitative methods, studies limited to working with human tissue samples (or other human biological samples), working with data, and research tissue banks, and databases.

In addition, the post-holder will act as a point of contact for all clinical research governance queries from investigators, sponsors and research support staff at UCL and UCLH.

Expert knowledge of the Research Governance Framework, Health Research Authority, Human Tissue Act, Data Protection and other regulatory and legal requirements relating to research is required.

The post holder will be required to maintain a good working relationship and a high level of customer service with JRO teams and external stakeholders.

We are committed to ensuring that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation or is disadvantaged by requirements that cannot be justified.

We offer our permanent staff an interest free season ticket loan for travel, all our staff have access to free independent and confidential support, large retail discounts, a staff discount platform, cycle to work scheme and on-site accommodation to name a few.

Additionally, UCLH Arts and Heritage’s staff wellbeing programme, Creative Comfort, offers a variety of ways to engage with the arts as a member of UCLH staff.

You can try out the weekly choir, weekly art club and join the Culture Club for exclusive access to free and discounted tickets for opera, exhibitions, theatre and more.

We recognise, reward and thank colleagues by nominating them for our annual Celebrating Excellence Awards, which are funded by UCLH Charity.

We are also members of www.mytrustbenefits.co.uk / which offers discounts on high street retail stores, offers on travel deals, and also to take advantage of cash back schemes.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

Please note that all correspondence regarding your application will be via email. The emails will be sent to you via TRAC.

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Please note that if you are at present in a training position on the 2016 new junior doctor’s contract and are applying for a Trust doctor role your salary will not be pay protected.

You will be placed on the appropriate point of the Trust Doctor pay scale based on your previous experience.

Please note that if you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date of the advert to assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

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