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Research & Development Co-ordinator

Band 5

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Research & Development Co-ordinator
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Pocock Street
£27,627 to £35,529 P.A Inclusive HCAS
27/02/2019 23:59

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the busiest emergency ambulance service in the UK with over 5,000 staff who works across a wide range of roles. Our service operates over an area of approximately 620 square miles across London based in 70 ambulance stations. 


We serve more than eight million people who live and work in the London area. Our main role is to respond to emergency 999 calls, getting medical help to patients who have serious or life-threatening injuries or illnesses as quickly as possible.


However, many of our patients have less serious illnesses or injuries, and do not need to be sent an ambulance on blue lights and sirens. Often these patients will receive more appropriate care somewhere other than at hospital and so we provide a range of care to them, recognising that many have complex problems or long-term medical conditions. We also provide clinical assessments over the phone to more callers with less serious illnesses and injuries. 


As an integral part of the NHS in London, we work closely with hospitals and other healthcare professionals, as well as with other emergency services. We are also central to planning for, and responding to, large-scale events or major incidents in the capital. 


In everything we do, we are Respectful, Professional, Innovative and Collaborative. 


Respectful - Caring for our Patients and each other with compassion and empathy. Championing quality and diversity. Acting fairly.


Professional - Acting with honesty and integrity. Aspiring to clinical, technical and managerial excellence. Leading by example. Being accountable and outcomes orientated.


Innovative - Thinking creatively. Driving value and sustainable change. Harnessing technology and new ways of working. Taking courageous decisions.


Collaborative: Listening and learning from each other. Working with partners. Being open and transparent. Building trust.



Research & Development Co-ordinator


This post provides vital administrative support to the London Ambulance Service’s research programme which includes:


Being the main point of information on research governance (both in terms legislative and good practice)

Providing advice and guidance to staff undertaking research

Overseeing the Trust’s approvals process for research applications, and assisting with applications for funding and ethical approval.


Another important aspect of this role is maintaining the research database and recording research related information (e.g. details of projects, publications, income and spending), and accurately reporting this information to relevant bodies. 

This is an interesting and rewarding role. Our research impacts on the care that is delivered to millions of people by ambulance clinicians across London, and you will be part of that. 


Successful applicants will have a clear understanding and knowledge of research governance and related guidelines and legislation, good IT skills and be competent using Microsoft Office.


Good organisation and communication skills are essential, as is as a keen eye for financial detail as you’ll be involved in monitoring spending against funding. Knowledge of research methodologies would also be advantageous. 


Interviews being held on the 20th March 2019.




Please note that we will send all of the correspondence to your email address, with the exception of the DBS application form.Therefore, please keep us updated if this changes and ensure that you check this email address regularly.


Priority will be given to NHS employees who are at risk of redundancy.

We positively welcome diversity and want to be a truly inclusive place to work.


Closing dates are given as a guide; we are within our right to close adverts early so please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to avoid delay.


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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Rachael Fothergill

Head of Clinical Audit and Research


Telephone: 02077832501