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               SOUTH WEST LONDON CANCER RESEARCH NETWORK

                                  JOB DESCRIPTION

1. JOB DETAILS

Job title:            NCRN Regional Lead for Training and Education

Grade:                Proposed 8a

WTE:                  1.0

Location:             The post covers London and the South East and will be hosted
                      by the South West London Cancer Research Network

Professionally        Pan London and South East Research Network Managers
Accountable to:       Group


Responsible to:       South West London Cancer Research Network Manager



2. NETWORK SUMMARY

The National Cancer Research Network (NCRN) provides the NHS with the
infrastructure to support cancer clinical trials in England. A principle aim of the NCRN
is to develop a highly trained, professional clinical research workforce by delivering a
coordinated, integrated and innovative programme of training and education
accessible to all. Regional groups of networks exist within the NCRN to take forward
local projects and initiatives. The Pan London and SE Regional Group covers the five
London networks, Kent, Sussex, Central South Coast, Surrey, Thames Valley and Mount
Vernon.


3. JOB SUMMARY

The key responsibility of the Regional Training and Education (T&E) lead is to work in
collaboration with the Pan London and South East Research Network Managers
(RNMs) to develop and implement a strategy for training and education across
London and the South East. In addition, the post holder will work closely with the
national NCRN Training and Education lead to develop a regional network of trainers
and training links to implement national and local T&E Standard Operating
Procedures (SOP) and to develop local training events.
4 KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

4.1     Lead in development of regional training strategy

4.1.1   Formulate long and short-term strategic plans for the provision and
        development of training across the region for staff of different disciplines and
        at all levels of an organisation.

4.1.2   Act as an expert resource for training links across the region, providing access
        to information about a broad range of training opportunities including
        conferences, study days, courses, seminars and e-learning programmes.

4.1.3   Develop local trainers and training links to design and deliver training
        programmes.

4.1.4   Produce quarterly newsletter for circulation to regional networks.

4.1.5   Direct and guide local network training links to integrate the NCRN Training
        and Education SOP with local and national training policies such as the
        Nursing and Midwifery Council Post Registration Education and Practice
        (PREP) and Individual Performance Review (IPR) schemes.

4.1.6   Act as an expert resource for local network training links to develop induction
        programmes for new staff based on up-to-date knowledge and an
        understanding of all relevant training material available for staff involved in
        cancer research.

4.1.7   Work closely with local training links to iimplement a variety of other training
        and support activities across the region including e-learning programmes,
        video/DVDs, secondments to other departments and networks, visits to
        identified clinical areas or appropriate regulatory meetings.

4.1.8   Initiate and develop mentorship programmes to assist research staff in local
        networks to prepare and present research papers at meetings and
        conferences.

4.2     Lead in development of network of trainers and training links for London and
        the South East.

4.2.1   Organise and facilitate regional meetings for network trainers and training
        links. Provide regular feedback to regional RNM group and national T&E team
        and ensure effective communication between the three groups.

4.2.2   Facilitate sharing of ideas and information between local networks and
        disseminate information via newsletters, study days and meetings.

4.2.3   Provide ongoing support to all training links within the region through a
        programme of training and support visits as required.

4.3     Involvement in development of national training strategy

4.3.1   Participate in the evaluation and review of the NCRN Training and Education
        SOP, and promote the SOP within the local region.
4.3.2   Promote and facilitate interaction and involvement between local network
        training links and the NCRN Training and Education team.

4.3.3   Review and audit training provision across the region in order to highlight
        examples of good practice and identify areas where training provision
        requires support.

4.3.4   Establish and maintain a central record of training programmes and initiatives
        that are active and under development within the region.

4.3.5   Contribute to reviews of the national T&E programme and SOP.

4.3.6   Advise on the commissioning of national training programmes and courses
        using specialist knowledge to prioritise areas of need

4.3.7   Collaborate at a national level with cancer research organisations
        (eg.Cancer Research UK, Experimental Cancer Medicines Centres) to
        develop and deliver national multidisciplinary study days and workshops for
        clinical research personnel.


4.4     Involvement in delivery and development of national training programme

4.4.1   Attend and contribute to relevant NCRN local and national meetings

4.4.2   Contribute to the development of the NCRN training strategy

4.4.3   Participate in the delivery of NCRN courses



This Job description does not contain an exhaustive list of duties and you may be
required to undertake additional responsibilities. Periodic review will occur in order to
        adapt and develop the role according to the service needs and hospital
        policies.

5. HEALTH AND SAFETY

The post holder has personal responsibility for safety as outlined in the Hospital
Safety policy.
And Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

6. CONFIDENTIALITY

All information concerning patients and staff must be held in the strictest of
Confidence and may not be divulged to any unauthorized person at any time,
Unless told to do so or in the best interests of the individual. In this instance
the post holder should be appropriately advised by a Senior Manager.
A breach of confidentiality will result in disciplinary action being taken in
accordance with the Trusts’ disciplinary procedure and may lead to dismissal

The post holder must abide by the requirements of the Data Protection Act
1984 at all times.

7. NO SMOKING
The Trust has implemented a No Smoking Policy, which applies to all staff.


8. QUALITY ASSURANCE

It is the post holder’s responsibility to ensure that they are fully aware of the
location and content of all Trust policies and procedures and comply with
these as relevant to the performance of their role. Trust employees have
responsibility to ensure that all data collection performed either directly or by
supervised staff is accurate and timely and is in accordance with any local
procedures.


9. STANDARDS OF DRESS

All staff are expected to abide by the Trust’s guidance to staff on standards of
dress.


10. EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

All staff are to abide by and promote the Trust’s Equal Opportunities Policy.




11. EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE AGREEMENT OF JOB DESCRIPTION.

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                               PERSON SPECIFICATION

JOB TITLE              NCRN Regional Training and Education Lead

GRADE

BASE                   SWLCRN London/Surrey


FACTORS                        ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS                  DESIRABLE
                                                                       REQUIREMENTS
                                      Graduate qualification
                                      Evidence of post
Education & Qualifications             graduate study or               Specialist Oncology or
                                       equivalent                      Research qualification
                                      Evidence of continuous
                                       personal , professional         Teaching qualification
                                       and academic
                                       development.
                                      Teaching qualification or
                                       equivalent experience.
                                      Expert knowledge of, and        Understanding of the
                                       preferably experience in,       national research
                                       the planning coordination       agenda and national
Skills and Abilities                   and conduct of clinical         research organisations
                                       trials.
                                      Highly developed
                                       knowledge and
                                       understanding of clinical
                                       trials in the field of cancer
                                      Knowledge of the
                                       National research
                                       agenda and national
                                       research organisations.


Experience                            At least 5 years                Previous project and/or
                                       experience in oncology          personnel management
                                       and/or research clinical        and leadership
                                       trials                          experience
                                      Experience of delivering
                                       training programmes             Experience of
                                      Experience of                   developing training
                                       collaborating with other        programmes
                                       agencies



Personal Qualities                    Ability to communicate
                                       well
                                      Confident and articulate
                                      An ability to motivate
                                       others
                                      Flexible approach to
                                       working
   An ability to be a team
    player.

				
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