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CPRD: Senior Clinical Project Manager

The Medicines And Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

CPRD: Senior Clinical Project Manager

We are currently looking for an experienced Senior Clinical Project Manager to join our Interventional Research Team within the Safety and Surveillance Group.

This is a full time opportunity, on a permanent basis. The role will be based in 10 South Colonnade, Canary Wharf London, E14 4PU. Please be aware that this role can only be worked in the UK and not overseas. Informal hybrid working arrangements may be available as agreed with the line manager.

Who are we? 

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency enhance and improve the health of millions of people every day through the effective regulation of medicines and medical devices, underpinned by science and research.  

Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) is the UK’s preeminent research service providing anonymised NHS data for retrospective and prospective research. CPRD services are designed to maximise the way anonymised NHS clinical data can be used to safeguard public health and improve the efficiency of clinical research. The UK is in a unique global position to use patient records in novel ways for patient recruitment, clinical trials management and follow up. CPRD is developing world leading services based on real world data to support clinical trials and intervention studies.

What’s the role? 

This role is to manage the successful delivery of clinical research within CPRD’s interventional research services. Accountable to the Head of Interventional Research, the post is based within the Interventional Research (IR) team. It involves using project management tools and techniques to effectively manage CPRD’s portfolio of clinical research projects to ensure delivery on time and to target and contributing to continual improvement of the management of CPRD’s Interventional Research Services. The post holder will manage a team responsible for hands-on delivery of clinical studies and work closely with members of the Interventional Research team and staff across CPRD.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Implement and apply governance frameworks and standards for portfolio and project management which are fit for the purpose of delivering CPRD Interventional Research services.
  • Manage the operational hands-on delivery of the portfolio of clinical research and associated projects to time and target in conjunction with project teams through project management plans aligned with l protocols or Statements of Work to deliver services in accordance with client requirements.
  • Monitor study metrics to assess individual project and portfolio performance and track portfolio progress against targets, generating and disseminating regular management information reports
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of the CPRD clinical quality management systems and provide quality assurance and advice to ensure individual projects and CPRD’s clinical trials processes and services are compliant with Good Clinical Practice
  • Contribute to continual improvements in managing clinical project delivery and management; provide support to the project study teams and relevant cross-CPRD project groups.
  • Provide effective line management of the clinical study team, promoting cross-team working and a performance management culture within the team

Who are we looking for? 

Our successful candidate will have: 

  • A Degree in a health care or life sciences discipline and a formal project management qualification.
  • Previously held a senior level clinical trials management position in industry or academia
  • Extensive experience of developing clinical trial delivery project plans, setting project milestones and targets, monitoring project performance and reporting against key metrics and performance indicators
  • Excellent organisational skills, a proven ability to effectively plan and manage the delivery multiple projects on time and to budget.
  • A track record of effectively leading project or clinical study teams, mentoring and managing individuals’ performance against agreed objectives and team deliverables.
  • Good self-motivation, with a strong sense of personal accountability, ensuring tasks, projects and issues are appropriately dealt with to their successful delivery or conclusion.

If you would like to find out more about this fantastic opportunity, please read our Job Description and Person Specification! 

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The selection process: 

We use the Civil Service Success Profiles to assess our candidates, find out more here

  • Online application form, including questions based on the Behaviour, Experience and Technical Success Profiles. Please ensure all application questions are completed in full; your application may not be considered if any responses are left blank. Our applications are CV blind, and our Hiring Managers will not be able to access your CV when reviewing your application.
  • Test, further information will be supplied when you reach this stage  
  • Interview, which can include questions based on the Behaviour, Experience, Technical and Strengths Success Profiles.

In the instance that we receive a high number of applications, we will hold an initial sift based on the lead criteria of having previously held a senior level clinical trials management position in industry or academia.

Applicants are assessed on whether they meet any mandatory requirements as well as the necessary skills and experience for the role. Applications are scored based on the competency-based answers provided- ensure you have read these thoroughly and allow sufficient time. You can view the competencies for this role in the job description. 

If you require any disability related adjustments at any point during the process, please contact as soon as possible. 

 Closing date:  6th December 2021 

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Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check as well as animal rights and pro-life activism checks. People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment. A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.

Any move to the MHRA from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax-Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility here.

Successful candidates may be subject to annual Occupational Health reviews dependent on role requirements. If you have any queries, please contact

In accordance with the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles our recruitment and selection processes are underpinned by the requirement of selection for appointment on the basis of merit by a fair and open competition. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should firstly contact Mira Mepa, Head of Recruitment and Operations,  

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you can contact the Civil Service Commission at: 

Civil Service Commission 

Room G/8 

1 Horse Guards Road 



Location: London
Salary: £53,101 + per annum + benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 18th November 2021
Closes: 6th December 2021
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