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Senior Research Nurse/Team lead

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Trustwide
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

A rare opportunity has arisen to apply for the position of Senior Research Nurse/Midwife/AHP - Team Lead within this innovative and exciting team. Applications are welcomed from dynamic professionals who have a proven track record of managerial skills and a passion for leadership and success. We are seeking a candidate with substantial experience of working within relevant clinical specialty areas and/or the clinical research delivery landscape.
  • Interview Date 19/06/2023
  • Full Time position with opportunities for flexible working to be considered on an individual basis
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

This post is suitable for an individual who has advanced clinical skills, extensive experience of clinical research delivery and advanced knowledge of research activity and governance. They require the ability to provide leadership and management to junior members of the multi-disciplinary team with responsibility to ensure the successful delivery of multiple research studies of varying complexity and at various timepoints.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

Rated 'Outstanding' by theCQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Reproductive Health and Neonatal Research Team is a multi-disciplinary clinical research delivery team that provides women and their families with opportunities to participate in a broad range of research studies across a variety of specialty areas. The team predominantly works across the Royal Victoria Infirmary and Centre for Life sites working within maternity care, reproductive medicine, and gynecological services with opportunities to work increasing across both the acute and community settings.

We are a large, team who support the delivery of a broad portfolio of research studies ranging from early phase experimental trials, clinical trials of investigational medicinal products and observational studies. We work in close collaboration with local, regional, and national colleagues, partnership organisations and networks to increase research opportunities and impact in line with our recently launched Trust NMAHP Strategy 2022 2027 and Our Clinical Research Strategy 2021 2026 . We have an excellent track record of supporting staff members within the team to achieve further academic attainment and strive to ensure that this is prioritised for those who are keen to develop themselves in this way.
  • The post holder will be responsible for the coordination of multiple research studies (up to 20) at varying stages of development.
  • Responsibility includes being the Line Manager of staff members and monitoring and raising the standard of nursing/midwifery/AHP input and research output within the team / department.
  • Will ensure that all research undertaken within the department safeguards the wellbeing of patients and is conducted within ICH Good Clinical Practice Guidelines for Research.
  • In conjunction with the multidisciplinary team the post holder will facilitate the production of good quality research.
  • Will participate in education programs / study days in advanced clinical skills / techniques, research activity and / or research governance and will identify and meet the training needs of junior research staff and students.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of achievement in current post and on-going professional development
  • Knowledge and understanding of current relevant NHS policy context
  • Ability to integrate nursing knowledge and skills within the research aspects of the job
  • Understanding of application of research within Clinical and Research Governance agenda


  • Specialist course in area of practice



  • Have developed skills in professional accountability in a leadership role
  • Good IT skills
  • Intravenous drug administration
  • Venepuncture and intravenous cannulation
  • Scrub skills relevant to speciality / anaesthetic skills appropriate to speciality
  • Advanced organisational skills and ability to manage multiple projects at various stages of development and organisation



  • Experience of leading a team at senior level or equivalent
  • Relevant specialist qualification / experience
  • Extensive clinical practice or specialist qualification in relevant specialty
  • Experience of adult / child safeguarding
  • Experience of managing and leading nursing / clinical teams
  • Audit / research experience
  • Experience in research permissions submission



  • Registered Nurse (appropriate to branch) / Registered Healthcare Professional
  • Current Professional registration (e.g. NMC/HCPC etc)
  • Degree level knowledge or working towards completion (i.e. on pathway)
  • Meets Professional Body requirements for mentorship if relevant to role


  • Master's degree
  • Leadership / management qualification

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