Project Manager Uk Visa Sponsorship Available

June 10, 2024
£39.3 - £44.3 / year

Job Description


Job Purpose

Working alongside Professor Helen Minnis, the job holder will be responsible for coordinating and supporting activities for the Relationships in Good Hands Trial (RIGHT) and “Partnership for Change” initiatives. RIGHT is a randomised controlled experiment that evaluates the therapeutic and cost-effectiveness of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy for abused and neglected young children with maltreatment-related disorders and their parents. Partnership for Change is a randomised controlled trial co-produced with parent collaborators with lived experience. Its goal is to provide baby and parent mental health care for families with children in conjunction with the NSPCC and family support services.

The job holder will be responsible for ensuring that research procedures and regulatory requirements are followed, that study participants’ well-being is protected, and that the study is carried out in accordance with the conditions permitted by the relevant NHS Research Ethics and Management Committees.

They will also act as a key administrative liaison for these projects at the Glasgow site, collaborating with the study’s lead scientists to support the research process of identifying publications that are likely to contribute to policy formulation and improve the quality and effectiveness of service provision.

You will be the primary point of contact and support for the research team, collaborating with other partners and stakeholders to ensure effective communication and a smooth research management support service delivery.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Lead on communication with cooperating organisations throughout the project, ensuring that project milestones are reached.
  • Together with the trial management team, create and assess project protocols and standard operating procedures to ensure quality and uniformity of approach across all sites.
  • Provide day-to-day project coordination, including data collection, data management, deadline and milestone delivery monitoring, full project status reporting, including progress against agreed-upon milestones, and highlighting and managing risks to the project’s delivery and participation.
  • Work together with the work sharing Trial Manager for Partnership for Change to achieve the role’s objectives.
  • Develop and maintain proper relationships with important funders, providing information as needed.
  • Take the initiative in effectively disseminating excellent project management practices and ensuring effective communication among all parties. Maintain regular touch with the Chief Investigator and serve as the primary liaison between funders, intervention teams, stakeholders, and local Principal Investigators.
  • Overall responsibility for participant recruitment, data management, and quality assurance in accordance with regulatory guidelines and requirements, including the development of a recruitment and retention strategy in collaboration with the Lived Experience Lead (Partnership for Change), communication, and support for recruitment coordinators in their roles.
  • Assume responsibility for project governance and ethics applications, project coordination, portfolio management, financial management, and project change procedures and controls.
  • Responsibilities include completing funder and other audit criteria, maintaining proper audit records, and attending auditor meetings as needed.
  • Produce progress updates on the research as directed by the Chief Investigator.
  • Provide effective and efficient management information, including financial data, to assist with financial management and strategic planning.
  • Responsible for coordinating, liaisoning, and communicating effectively inside and across research and administrative teams. Oversee the intervention’s design and implementation, as well as communication, publicity, and promotion strategies for important research activities. Prepare reports and presentations covering all areas of the project.
  • Line manages site recruitment coordinators, data collection coordinators, and administrative assistants.
  • Participate in continuing professional development programmes as needed.


Knowledge, qualifications, skills, and experience.


A1. Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 9 (Ordinary Degree, Scottish Vocational Qualification level 4), or equivalent (containing professional accreditation and necessary formal training), as well as personal development experience in a similar or related role(s). or the ability to demonstrate the competencies required to perform the activities connected with this level of post after gaining the essential knowledge and abilities in a similar or multiple roles.

A2. Understanding of project/trial administration (medical, social, and public health research).

A3. Understanding of the scientific principles of randomised controlled trials, as well as current legal, governance, and ethical requirements, including ICH Good Clinical Practice and all other legal and regulatory requirements for clinical trial management and coordination.


B1. Knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative research approaches.

B2. Strong IT experience, including knowledge of trial data administration requirements such as data management setup, data collection, data cleansing, and database updates.

B3. Understanding of the Health and Social Work systems and service delivery; cared for and accommodated children and their families who had mental health issues and/or safety concerns.



C1. Demonstration of exceptional project management skills, particularly effectiveness in directing multidisciplinary research initiatives.

C2. Excellent interpersonal skills, including teamwork, a collegial attitude, and a sensitive approach to conflict resolution.

C3. Able to work independently with minimum supervision, efficiently managing workload to arrange and prioritise tasks to meet deadlines.

C4. Energetic, energetic, and capable of negotiating with partners and colleagues.

C5. Excellent organisational and coordination abilities, including the capacity to remain calm under pressure while retaining a high level of precision, level-headedness, and rigorous attention to detail.

C6. Exceptional analytical and problem-solving abilities.

C7. Outstanding money management skills.

C8. Strong computer abilities in project/trial management (e.g., database, spreadsheet, word processing, layout, presentation, etc.), as well as the capacity to learn new skills as technology advances.


D1. Writing or contributing significantly to study protocols and participant/patient materials (permission forms, information sheets, etc.).

D2. Preparation or major contribution into case report form/questionnaire design, including the capacity to create forms from a protocol (paper and electronic).

D3. Strong teamwork, interpersonal, and negotiation abilities (ability to form networks of valuable relationships both within and beyond the trial management team).

D4. Writing and presentation abilities.



E1. Sufficient relevant research expertise to work on trials or project management in this environment.

E2. Prior experience working in a regulated scientific, technical, medical, or similar environment.

E3. Experience writing progress reports and/or papers.

F1. Experience working with complicated or vulnerable populations.

F2. Experience with budget management.

F3. Supervisory experience in a similar or related position.

F4. Experience delivering training.

This role is full-time (0.8 FTE RIGHT, 0.2 FTE Partnership for Change) and fixed-term until July 31, 2025, with the possibility of extension based on funding.

Interviews are planned to take place on Tuesday, July 30, 2024.


Terms & Conditions.

The annual salary for Grade 7 will range between £39,347 and £44,263.

This position is full-time and fixed-term until July 31, 2025, with the possibility of extension based on financing.

As a member of Team UofG, you will be part of a globally changing, inclusive community that values ambition, excellence, integrity, and curiosity.

The University of Glasgow is responsible for ensuring that all personnel are eligible to reside and work in the UK. If you need a Skilled Worker visa to work in the UK, you must first complete the visa route’s eligibility conditions before being awarded a Certificate of Sponsorship.

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1 A friendly and engaging organisational culture in which your skills are fostered and cultivated, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An good employment package with generous terms and conditions, including 41 days of leave for full-time employees, a pension (pension handbook:, benefits, and discount packages.

3. A flexible approach to employment.

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