Direct Delivery Team Senior Research Nurse (Derbyshire)

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,558 a year Dependant on experience
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
Fixed Term until September 2024 contract within the UHL.


An exciting opportunity has arisen to be a part of our CRN East Midlands flexible workforce, the Direct Delivery Team.

We are seeking to appoint a Band 6 Senior Clinical Research Nurse (dependent on experience, knowledge and skills), to be part of a small team of research staff in our Derbyshire Hub. The successful applicant will have current clinical research experience, who is keen to gain more experience in supporting the conduct of research across differing specialties and settings, supporting commercial and non commercial research.

The post holder will be based at our office in Babington Hospital in Belper, however extensive travelling across the county will be expected, and some travel across the East Midlands will be required.

Traditionally, the majority of healthcare research has been conducted in secondary care settings, however, the research landscape is changing and this post will be vital in supporting the LCRN in adapting to this change. The post holder will join us at a very exciting time for the CRN East Midlands, through the Transformation of Research Delivery programme, it intends to develop its ability to respond to public health requirements and be best placed to respond to the changing research landscape.

Main duties of the job

Our flexible workforce, the Direct Delivery Team, has built a reputation of excellence, providing researchers with a service to achieve high quality outcomes. With ambitious plans to expand the team and provide development opportunities to provide the team with the skills required to support the delivery of research in public health, community and social care settings.

This post is a fixed term contract within the NHS you will be responsible for your own workload and support colleagues to carry out their caseloads of NIHR portfolio clinical research trials/ studies.

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has transformed the delivery of research in health and care settings. Together, the NIHR people, programmes and centres of excellence represent the most integrated health research system in the world.

About us

The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) is an arm of the NIHR dedicated to supporting patients, the public and health & care organisations across England to participate in high-quality research. CRN East Midlands (CRN EM) is one of 15 Local Clinical Research Networks covering England, led by a National Coordinating Centre.

We are proud to be at the forefront of health and social care research delivery in the East Midlands, working with partner organisations operating in a broad range of settings across Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire.

Our team is committed to improving and increasing research opportunities for patients and health and care organisations. We embrace innovations that can enable us to work more effectively with our partners, and that make research more inclusive, diverse and accessible for participants.

Hosted by the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust with offices in Leicester and Nottingham, our model incorporates a number of different roles to enable us to drive clinical research delivery performance, and to ensure that research is championed across every level of health and care.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • Current NMC Registration


  • Evidence of Specialist training/Leadership and management course
  • Professional knowledge of clinical research (6)



  • 2 Years post registration experience in research or specialty
  • Experience in following standard operating procedures
  • Experience in developing, implementing and following standard procedures (6)
  • Experience of undertaking or planning clinical trials (6)


  • Experience of working on a portfolio of research studies within the NHS
  • Experience in supporting the conduct of commercial and non commercial research
  • Experience of the clinical care of patients enrolled in research
  • Previous experience at band 6 (6)

Communication and relationship


  • Good written skills
  • Able to work independantly and as part of a team
  • Ability to communicate difficult and sometimes challenging information both orally and in writing both internally to colleagues and externally to a range of audiences (6)
  • Highly motivated, with the ability to influence and inspire others (6)

Analytical and judgement skill


  • Good problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Ability to prepare and deliver presentations and reports to a high standard (6)

Skills and abilities


  • Current clinical skills
  • Good IT skills - use of Web/MS Office


  • Cannulation/phlebotomy
  • Use of Google Suite (6)

Planning & Organisation skills


  • Good organisational/time management/prioritisation/meeting deadlines skills
  • Ability to plan, manage and deliver complex projects, involving multiple agencies and individuals and a range of tasks (6)



  • Basic understanding of research design and methodology
  • Knowledge of the governance and legislative framework for conducting clinical research studies, including ICH Good Clinical Practice (6)
  • Knowledge of current national systems and structures for the approval, management and monitoring of clinical research in the NHS (6)


  • Knowledge of the clinical trial lifecycle, set up & performance management

Role specific requirements


  • Ability to undertake frequent travel across Derbyshire

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

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Babington Hospital

Derby Road


DE56 1WH

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