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Clinical Research Co-ordinator

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

The post holder will deliver high quality clinical, administrative and study management support to the development and implementation of clinical trials and other research studies within Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
The post holder will provide specialist knowledge, skills and experience within clinical research, and act as a resource to advise and support those involved in clinical trials at all levels. The post-holder will be able to autonomously plan, implement, organise and manage concurrent research projects. They will develop networks with Multidisciplinary Teams across the Trust and other appropriate local and national agencies. They will coordinate and manage clinical trials/research and deliver recruitment accrual in line with performance and monitoring objectives.

The post holder is required to deal effectively with staff of all levels throughout the Trust as and when they encounter on a day-to-day basis.  In addition, the post holder will deal with the wider healthcare community, external organisations and the public. This will include verbal, written and electronic media.

The postholder is guided by GCP requirements, research governance principles and framework. Study specific activities are clearly defined by the study protocol and supporting documents, as well as departmental SOPs. The postholder is expected to manage their workload independently.

About the Role

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

About Us

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

The Royal Devon University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Hip team are looking for a highly motivated person to support the Hipster trial which is looking at different surgical approaches to primary hip replacements.   As the trials Research Coordinator you will help to manage, coordinate and deliver this study working closely with the University of Exeter Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) and the Clinical Team within the hospital.

The post holder will prepare study materials, coordinate ethical and regulatory applications, lead on recruitment of participants, train new members of the study team, coordinate the study oversight groups and prepare reports working closely with the CTU.

If you are committed to improving patient outcomes, are an excellent project manager, have great communication skills and have proven experience of management and delivery of trials within an NHS setting, we would love you to consider this role in our team. 

We are very happy to talk to prospective candidates and encourage you to contact Lizzy Gordon on 01392 403041. Interviews will be on the 14th December 2022, in-person in Exeter or via Teams.

Working Pattern: 09.00-17.00 Monday to Friday

Interview Date: 14th December 2022

For further information please contact Lizzy Gordon, Lead Nurse on 01392 403041 or

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

It’s never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you'll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

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