Free open Job in Wales Community of Scholars Facilitator at Bangor University

Salary: £33,199 p.a. (on Grade 7)

Applications are invited for the above fixed-term, (until 31st March 2020), full-time post based at Bangor University’s Clinical Trials Unit, the North Wales Organisation for Randomised Trials in Health and Social Care, (NWORTH) and working with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

This is an exciting new role; the successful candidate will be responsible for the set-up, co-ordination and delivery of the “Community of Scholars” pilot. The objective of the pilot is to develop BCUHB clinicians’ research knowledge, skills and attitudes in applied health research. The specific objectives are as follows:

1. Development of grantsmanship skills in applied health research;
2. Development of research leadership;
3. Development of capability and capacity in applied health research;
4. Networking and linking clinicians to academics; and
5. Provision of a mentorship framework.

The post holder will be expected to set-up, co-ordinate, facilitate and document all pilot activities for this initiative. They will manage and oversee all processes to ensure the pilot’s successful delivery and will be responsible for documentation, collating and reporting of all metrics, outputs and deliverables. The post holder will play a key role in developing strong relationships and working alongside clinical and academic partners to maximise research potential and build the research development infrastructure between the Bangor Institute of Health and Medical Research and BCUHB.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a very good understanding of designing, developing, setting-up and managing a research study in a clinical setting and preferably should have extensive experience of being involved in externally funded and peer-reviewed projects, including clinical trials. Excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills, together with the ability to organise and motivate others are essential.

The post-holder will need to be self-motivated, adaptable, a proactive problem-solver, and be able to take the initiative and break down tasks required for the delivery of multidisciplinary research projects.

Excellent interpersonal skills are required, as is the ability to work effectively and decisively across complex research organisations. The successful candidate will have a relevant Postgraduate degree or possess equivalent experience in a relevant scientific or clinical discipline.

The post-holder will be accountable to the NWORTH Director, Professor Paul Brocklehurst, and will report to and work closely with the NWORTH Director and the NWORTH CTU Manager as well as the Interim Director for Research and Development in BCUHB. As the study is being led from Bangor and will be delivered across North Wales, the post-holder will be expected to travel regularly across the region.

The successful candidate will be expected to commence as soon as possible and the post is available on a full-time basis until 31st March 2020

Applications will only be accepted via our on-line recruitment website, However, in cases of access issues due to disability, paper application forms are available by telephoning 01248 383865.

Closing date for applications: 14th July, 2019.

Previous applicants need not re-apply.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Professor Paul Brocklehurst for informal discussions regarding the position(tel: 01248 383218; email:

Committed To Equal Opportunities

Expiration Date: 14/07/2019


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