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Research Study Co-ordinator

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Research and Development
NHS AfC: Band 6
Fixed Term (12 months)
37.5 hours per week
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Tavistock Centre
£36,481 to £44,044 per annum (inc HCAS)
26/08/2019 23:59


The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults.

We are committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. We bring a distinctive contribution based on the importance we attach to social experience at all stages of people’s lives, and our focus on psychological and developmental approaches to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of mental ill health

We contribute to the pool of ideas through our own research and development, but are also committed to bringing together the best ideas of the time, old and new, from inside and out, together with the most gifted and able professionals in our fields of endeavour. We aim to share our ideas and practice through as many routes as possible.

As a Trust we aim constantly to be evolving in nature and form in relation to the environment in which we work, to ensure that our contribution remains relevant.



Research and Development Directorate

120 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5BA


Study Co-ordinator, R&D Directorate

Band 6 AfC: £36,481 to £44,044 per annum inclusive HCAS

Full Time 37.5 Hours per week (10 sessions)

Fixed term for 12 months in the first instance with a strong possibility of extension.

The Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust provides multi-disciplinary clinical services for adults, young people, children and their families, and is a leading provider of postgraduate training in the field of mental health. In addition, the Trust has a long history of research and innovation which is recognised nationally and internationally.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and well-organised person as Study Co-ordinator of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded ‘Personalised Programmes for Children’ Study’ based at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with King’s College London, the University of Liverpool, and the University of Reading.

This role will support the completion of the second phase of this NIHR-funded study to test the feasibility and effectiveness of a newly developed personalised treatment programme for children with conduct disorder in a randomised controlled trial. They will also supervise one/two research assistants who will be undertaking the data collection.

Applications for this position are invited from candidates who ideally will have experience of working within or managing team research in psychology or mental health as well as excellent communication skills. Candidates should be familiar with research and academic environments, and have experience in project management (ideally in large or multi-site trials), grant and resource management, and have exceptional organisational and interpersonal skills.

Candidates are requested to use the section "Supporting Information" on the application form to set out their reasons for applying and their suitability, referring to the person specification, for this post.


For a job description and to apply please visit NHS Jobs,


Closing date for applications:   26/08/19

Interview date:  TBC                         


Please note:

The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment. Candidates suitable for shortlisting will be contacted within three weeks. If you have not heard from us within this time then you have not been successful on this occasion.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Rob Senior Chief Investigator of the PPC Study at 


Dr Eilis Kennedy, Director of Research and Development