Closing date for applications: 28 February 2021

MAC Clinical Research manages clinical trials for the pharmaceutical industry and we are seeking to appoint a Training Coordinator to join our team and make a positive impact in a world-leading Contract Research Organisation.

We are happy to be flexible with regards to location in the UK, so any of our clinical site locations may be considered with the option of home working.

This role would suit candidate with background or keen interest in Training/Learning and Development/Education.

The focus of this role is to lead employee development initiatives through the identification, creation and delivery of creative training events and educational programs.


  • Conduct periodic organisation-wide training needs assessment and identify skills or knowledge gaps that need to be addressed

  • Work with department heads and line managers to map out annual training plans

  • Maintain and develop internal training capability spreadsheet

  • Assist with the co-ordination of study specific training during study set up

  • Co-ordinate training requirements for clinical raters

  • Develop and co-ordinate the process for study specific Rater Experience Questionnaires and rater experience database

  • Design and develop training programs (outsourced and/or in-house)

  • Select appropriate training methods or activities (e.g. simulations, mentoring, on-the-job training, professional development classes)

  • Use known education principles and stay up-to-date on new training methods and techniques

  • Design, prepare and order educational aids and materials

  • Assess instructional effectiveness and determine the impact of training on employee skills and KPIs

  • Gather feedback from trainers and trainees after each educational session

  • Partner with internal stakeholders and liaise with experts regarding instructional design

  • Work with internal programmers to design and build a fit-for-purpose bespoke learning management system

  • Market available training to employees and provide necessary information about sessions

  • Conduct specific training sessions in line with own expertise

  • Host train-the-trainer sessions for internal subject matter experts

  • Manage and maintain in-house training facilities and equipment

  • Research and recommend new training methods

  • Maintain updated curriculum database and training records


  • Degree in Education, Training, HR or related field

  • Proven work experience as a Training Coordinator, Trainer, Training Facilitator or similar role

  • Hands-on experience coordinating multiple training events in a corporate setting

  • Extensive knowledge of instructional design theory and implementation

  • Adequate knowledge of learning management systems and web delivery tools

  • Proven ability to complete full training cycle (assess needs, plan, develop, coordinate, monitor and evaluate)

  • Familiarity with traditional and modern job training methods and techniques

  • Experience with e-learning platforms

  • MS Office proficiency

  • Advanced organisational skills with the ability to handle multiple assignments

  • Strong communication skills


  • Competitive salary in keeping with pharmaceutical industry standards and will reflect experience

  • Free onsite parking

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing in increments to 30 days after 6 years service)

  • Your birthday off work

  • Regular hours (including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day off)

MAC Clinical Research invites applications from highly motivated candidates, with a desire to achieve their full potential. You will be working with an organisation that sees you as an investment and is keen for you to achieve your career aspirations.

Please note that if we receive a high volume of applications this date may be brought forwards.

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