Clinical Research Facility Manager

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust


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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Research and Innovation Team at Sheffield Childrens NHS Foundation Trust as the Clinical Research Facility Manager.

The post holder will be a compassionate, accountable individual who treats all colleagues, patients and service users with respect and seeks to deliver excellence in their role. They will share the Trust values and be committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

The post holder will be a key member of the growing CRF delivery team comprised of nurses, officers, assistants and data managers. They will be part of the wider Research and Innovation management team who support and facilitate a wide range of research at Sheffield Childrens. The CRF Team are a fantastic, dynamic team who deliver an increasingly complex and expanding portfolio of studies. The CRF Manager will be a registered nurse with experience in providing team leadership, and will have significant research experience.

Main duties of the job

The CRF manager will be responsible for overseeing the day to day delivery of an increasingly complex and experimental portfolio of studies undertaken on the CRF and elsewhere in the Trust. The post holder will be role model, mentor junior research staff and support Principle Investigators to undertake clinical research on the CRF to ensure we provide the highest standard of clinical research at Sheffield Childrens. The post holder will support the Lead Nurse for R&I in the management of the CRF Team and help deliver strategic research priorities for the Trust.

About us

Sheffield Childrens is one of three independent, specialist paediatric hospitals in the country, providing dedicated healthcare for children and young people across community, mental health and acute specialist settings.

We have three overarching aims that set the direction for the Trust in our vision to create a healthier future for children and young people.

  • Outstanding patient care
  • Brilliant place to work
  • Leader in childrens health

Our commitment to rewarding colleagues is demonstrated through our brilliant reward and benefits offer including; generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme and access to salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work and lease cars.

We are committed to supporting colleagues from different heritages and lifestyles while at work. This is supported through the offer we have in place for flexible working and the three equality network groups we have in place. Colleagues are encouraged to join these groups and request flexible working.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the main responsibilities for this post, please refer to the job description and person specification.

We offer encouragement and active support to applicants with additional needs, including those from ethnic minorities, with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community. If you wish to adjust any aspect of the recruitment process or wish to find out more about our recruitment & selection processes, please get in touch with our Head of Resourcing:

We are currently reviewing our recruitment & selection process and are looking to make our job adverts more inclusive. This will support the long-term aim of Sheffield Childrens being a champion of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. If you have any ideas in how we can make our recruitment & selection process more inclusive, please get in touch with Catriona Collins at

Person Specification

personal attributes


  • oAble to deal calmly and confidently with enquiries from all professional groups and families
  • oMust be able to work with minimal supervision
  • oFlexible and proactive approach
  • oTeam player
  • oTenacity - see problems through to conclusion
  • oPersonal drive and initiative
  • oWell organised
  • oExcellent communicator
  • oEfficient and effective in achieving targets and set tasks

Knowledge and Skills


  • oDemonstrable in depth knowledge of the Research Governance Framework (RGF), the Clinical Trials Regulations and ICH GCP
  • oEvidence of ability to help / support junior staff
  • oResearch activity and management in the NHS or academic sector
  • oClinical skills including ability to perform ECG and cannulate
  • oExcellent time management - able to plan and work to tight timescales and to multi-task effectively
  • oStrategies for delivering studies to time and target
  • oAwareness of the High Level Objectives of the NIHR and research KPIs


  • oAdvanced clinical skills
  • oProject Management skills (Microsystems or similar)



  • oLeadership and management experience or proven ability to provide leadership and management to a team
  • oExperience of line management, clinical supervision or mentoring
  • oSignificant experience of clinical trials administration and/or management
  • oExperience of dealing with colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds and at all levels
  • oRecent NHS experience
  • oPartnership working across NHS - academic organisations and experience of working with commercial Sponsors of research
  • oLogical and consistent work and career pattern
  • oExperience of taking a lead role in the set up and running of complex interventional research in the NHS to include the coordination of site visits and liaising with Sponsors and monitors
  • oExperience of preparing Standard Operating Procedures


  • oExperience of working in a clinical capacity with children
  • oBudget management including the costing of commercial trials

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered nurse on relevant part of the register (ideally RSCN/RN Child)
  • Masters Level Degree in healthcare subject or equivalent level of experience
  • Research qualification (GCP)
  • Evidence of professional development


  • Management/leadership qualification
  • Assessing and mentoring qualification
  • Training in recruitment and selection of staff

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust


Sheffield Children's Hospital

Western Bank


S10 2TH

Employer's website

For help with your application, contact:

Stuart Gormley


Date posted

12 August 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 7


£38,890 to £44,503 a year



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Sheffield Children's Hospital

Western Bank


S10 2TH

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