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Clinical Research Team Leader

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will be leading and managing a team of research nurses, assistant research practitioners and data managers with the responsibility for delivering high quality research/clinical care, and will deputise for the Clinical Research Lead Nurse/Matron as required.

This role will be clinical and managerial and the post holder will be required to effectively manage his or her time to fulfil key responsibilities such as reviewing trial protocols, identifying resource implications, actively participating in meetings proposing action plans for poor recruiting trials, training, supporting and mentoring other members of staff, leading on service development and contributing to the research business plan, whilst autonomously managing a caseload of patients.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of role are:
  • Sickness and Absence management
  • Study Intensity Tools review and workload allocation
  • Staff Welfare support/1:1s
  • PDRs
  • Eroster management
  • CRD/team huddles
  • Recruitment and selection
  • CRD management meetings (ARRC/Risk/Performance)

About us

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust is a provider of specialist health care to over 275,000 children and young people each year. In addition to the hospital site located in the West Derby area of Liverpool, Alder Hey has a presence in community outreach sites and, in collaboration with other providers, our clinicians help deliver care closer to patients' homes by holding local clinics at locations from Cumbria to Shropshire, in Wales and the Isle of Man. The Trust also provides inpatient care for children with complex mental health needs at our Alder Park building in the nearby borough of Sefton.

We currently have more than 4,000 staff working across our community and hospital sites. We're also a teaching and training hospital providing education and training to around 540 medical and over 500 nursing and allied health professional students each year.

As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

You can expect a warm welcome at Alder Hey Childrens NHS Foundation Trust, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At Alder Hey we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and personal specification which outlines all required qualifications and experience required for this band 7 post

Person Specification



  • Must have completed band 6 clinical research nurse competencies
  • NMC registered nurse


  • leadership experience
  • Undertaken leadership/management course
  • Significant research Nurse experience

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Alder Hey

Eaton Road


L12 2AP

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