Research Midwife Champion

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
15 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 7
Part Time
Fixed term contract / secondment opportunity until 31st March 2024

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network East of England (CRN) is the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS. The NIHR operates nationally across England through a national co-ordinating centre and 15 local research networks in the NHS supporting research across all disease areas.CRN East of England is partnered with NHS Trusts across the East of England. This post will be based in the successful candidates employing Trust.

Main duties of the job

The aim of this role is to support the Specialty Lead for Reproductive Health (Kasia Gajewska-Knapik) and the Specialty workforce, in the delivery of reproductive health studies and ensure there is a joined up approach to delivering reproductive health studies with strong collaboration between midwives, nurses and clinicians. This will allow for quicker resolution of study challenges, sharing of good practice and improvements in studies delivering to time and target. The champion will form part of a national forum that will meet in person and connect virtually. The forum will provide peer support and where appropriate, training opportunities to this key community delivering reproductive health and childbirth studies.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description document for full details and responsibilities for the role.

Person Specification



  • Experience in research environment

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) .

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital



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