Senior Clinical Operations Director (hybrid)

Hobson Prior
England, London
GBP70000 - GBP80000 per annum
Start date
23 Jan 2023
Closing date
20 Feb 2023

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Clinical Research, Clinical Operations
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Senior Management
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Job Details

Hobson Prior are currently looking for a Senior Clinical Operations Director to join a fantastic CRO on a permanent basis located in London with hybrid working available. Our client is focused on assisting and growing the performance of global clinical trials and/or prospective outcomes research on behalf of sponsors.

Please note that to be considered for this role you must have the right to work in this location.

Key Responsibilities:

  • For this position, you will be responsible for status of study/ies and that these are discussed routinely with the study team and management and that unresolved concerns are raised suitably.
  • Supervise operational progression and acknowledge and handle obstacles/challenges.
  • You will serve as the main point of contact for the operational team and mediate with senior management for the operational teams.
  • When needed, you will mediate with external customers such as Liaise with external customers such as Steering Committees, Investigators, Study Nurses and Clinical Trial Pharmacists etc.
  • Arrange the development of program level documents, plan and metrics reports.
  • The ideal candidate will assist the operational team in the training of site guaranteeing they are trained in protocol specific processes.
  • Offer assistance to the clinical project managers throughout the planning and finalisation of study budgets.
  • Execute a culture & program of consistent improvement.
  • Any other assigned duties.

Key Skills:

  • Interpersonal and communication skills both verbally and in writing.
  • Project management and deliberation capabilities.
  • Communication skills both verbally and in writing.
  • An organised individual with leadership abilities.
  • Able to influence, form consensus and handle conflict in difficult situations.
  • A self-starter with the ability to work well in a team.
  • Able to think analytically with the capability of making decisions.


  • Familiarity in a senior role within a CRO/pharma organisation.
  • Acquaintance with independently leading clinical project management teams and/or cross-functional operational teams with at least 3-5 years of experience in a leadership role guiding the operations of international clinical programs.
  • Program planning and project management abilities, which involves project and business finances.
  • Prior involvement with clinical trials project management and leadership.
  • Acquaintance within the field of operations and project management.
  • Customer engagement and executive communications experience.
  • Comprehension of business methods, technologies and their applications.
  • Educated to a degree level in a life science or similar discipline.
  • Capable of developing and updating working practices.
  • Familiar with supervising outsourced CRO work.
  • Comprehension of cardiovascular disease and remedies for treatment.
  • Expertise of GPP, GCP, and the regulatory framework for clinical research.

Apply now:

If you are interested in learning more or applying to this exciting opportunity then please click "Apply" and upload a copy of your CV. Alternatively, for further details or to talk directly to a life sciences recruitment specialist directly, please select "Contact me" at the top of this page.

Hobson Prior is a leading life sciences recruiter focused on finding exceptional people and matching them with the finest positions across the globe. Hobson Prior is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


Providing recruitment solutions across the life sciences industry

Hobson Prior is a leading specialist life sciences recruiter focused on finding and placing outstanding candidates across Europe and the Asia Pacific. We work proactively and with integrity, communicate in a professional and honest manner and invest time to understand and match the exact requirements of our clients and candidates.

Our highly selective clients trust us to source and secure interim and permanent candidates who’ll make a real difference to the success of their business. Our candidates, the best in the industry, often choose to work with us exclusively because we offer the best opportunities in their specialist field.

Representing who we are and what we stand for, our values influence the way we serve our clients and candidates and the way we interact with each other.

We identified them collaboratively – as a team – and so feel 100% invested in them. Together, we think they provide the best possible outcomes all who work with us.

Our standards are set high. We work to a rigorous set of processes to ensure that our conduct is professional, ethical and delivered with integrity at all times.

We are dedicated to finding the very best solutions for our clients and candidates, always going the extra mile to deliver measureable value.

We are guided by our experience and knowledge to provide the best possible service and support to our candidates, clients and colleagues. Our approach is consultative and collaborative.

We focus solely on our chosen market, developing expert consultants who know their industry in depth and specialise within it.

We find great candidates, developing relationships with them regardless of whether they are actively looking. This means we are able to provide both candidates and clients with unique opportunities.

Driven by results, we have plans to expand across different global regions and markets and have confidence in our ability to grow successfully through our core focus.

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7-9 Church Rd
Tunbridge Wells

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