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Academic / Research Development Officer (CeNREE)

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Stoke on Trent
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
8 Oct 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
The Academic / Research Development Officer at UHNM is an integral part of the Centre for NMAHP Research and Education Excellence (CeNREE). Due to the progression of the existing post holder there is an opportunity for a Nurse, Midwife or AHP with a passion for research to join the team. They will be responsible for promoting the role of CeNREE and research across UHNM, engaging with NMAHPs and providing professional support to clinical and academic researchers at all stages of the research process, including developing training fellowship applications, the preparation of research protocols and external grant applications.

Opportunities include a breadth of activities ranging from the formation of rapid review teams to the forthcoming inaugural Catalyst Event, which will generate research questions and enable the formation of multi-professional research groups. At UHNM our goal is to be a world-class centre of clinical and academic achievement, where staff work together to ensure patients receive the highest standards of care. CeNREE aims to instil a change in philosophy by driving forward a visible and underpinning research focus in clinical practice. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a nurturing and ambitious team who are committed to creating opportunities for our staff and take tremendous pride in their work. .

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for advising clinicians and researchers in the development of their research proposals following agreed principles of good practice. This will include providing advice on developing the idea, assistance in defining the research question, conducting literature reviews and guiding the researcher through study design options in liaison with appropriate clinical, scientific and methodological (e.g. statisticians, health economists, health informatics specialists) experts. The post holder will be expected to establish and maintain effective communication with clinical staff, with university academic staff and with CeNREE networks.

This is an excellent opportunity for a registered nurse, midwife or allied health professional to facilitate the development of NMAHP research. The CeNREE Academic / Research Development Officer will be part of a motivated and driven team provide research advice and support across multiple projects and provide training in a range of research methods and tools.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To assist the CeNREE and R& I Teams in implementing the Research and Innovation strategy at UHNM.
  • To provide professional support to NMAHP clinical and academic researchers at all stages of the research process, including the preparation of research protocols and external grant applications.
  • To manage a portfolio of research projects to the agreed standards, including implementation of the Trusts Research Governance Policy and Procedures.
  • To supervise staff (as required) including undertaking Performance and Development Reviews as well as monitoring annual leave / sick leave.
  • To support NMAHPs, post-award, as necessary.
  • To represent the CeNREE Team on internal / external committees and to represent the Assistant Director of Nursing at senior meetings where required.
  • To work with the R& I Team where necessary to identify and promoteinnovation and to seek funding to support its development.
  • To maintain accurate data on the teams portfolio of research to support reporting of information to funders, Clinical Oversight Group, R& I Strategy development meeting and R& I directorate board where required.
  • To contribute to the research skills teaching within the organisation and collaborating partners as required.
  • To assist in the delivery of an organisational peer review panel for assessment of research studies being proposed within the organisation.
  • To facilitate the procurement and contracting processes relevant to grant funded projects.
  • To provide advice and support to other members of staff, to ensure anevidence-based approach to CeNREE objectives this includes thedevelopment and delivery of information for staff from throughout the organisation in aspects of evidence-based policy and practice, and research methodology.
  • To ensure that answerable research questions are developed in conjunction with NMAHP staff.

The duties of the post outlined above are not exhaustive, and the post holder will be expected to be co-operative and flexible, undertaking such other duties as may reasonably be required of a member of senior administrative staff within the Trust.

Person Specification



  • Bachelors degree in health profession
  • Registered health professional (NMC/HCPC etc)
  • Masters degree in health related topic/research or willing to do


  • PhD in health related area



  • Research publications
  • Planning and conducting research
  • Knowledge of research methodologies
  • Writing grant applications/research proposals


  • Project management
  • Facilitating research for others
  • Understanding clinical research environment

Skills and Qualities


  • Data analysis skills
  • Enthusiastic, motivated
  • Understanding of grant funding bodies
  • Innovative, able to prioritise


  • Knowledge of ACCORD/SOECAT/ETCs
  • Understanding of importance of PPI
  • Knowledge of research governance principles

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal Stoke University Hospital

Newcastle Road

Stoke on Trent


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