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Research Delivery Nurse/AHP/Officer

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 5
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join an established and innovative research delivery team based in Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. The post requires the successful applicant to support the delivery of a range of studies that reflect the services provided by the Trust.

The post-holder will be a Registered Nurse/Allied Health Professional (AHP) or hold a relevant academic qualification. They will be highly motivated, with excellent communication skills and the ability to work sensitively and professionally with research participants, families, colleagues and clinicians. Some knowledge of health research is desirable, with an understanding of good clinical practice and information governance and GDPR application to research. Experience in project management would be considered an advantage.

This is a part-time, fixed term post. 0.8WTE for 18-months with the potential for an extension reliant on future funding.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be responsible for:

Contributing to the efficient and safe delivery of a balanced portfolio of research in the Trust and in other organisations as required, within time and target.

Liaising with relevant clinicians to facilitate research delivery within clinical areas, home settings and other organisations as required

Identifying appropriate participants for NIHR Portfolio research running in Nottinghamshire Healthcare based on protocol and eligibility criteria.

Recruiting participants and receiving informed consent according to Good Clinical practice (GCP).

Conducting required research activities within professional scope of practice and/or for which they have been appropriately trained.

Complying fully with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, and national, policies and regulations.

Providing leadership and mentorship for less experienced staff

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

Nottinghamshire Healthcare is passionate about its involvement in high quality research that will make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.

Ensuring a safe, positive and collaborative experience for research participants will be your priority, in partnership with colleagues, clinicians, academics and study teams.

The Research Delivery Team delivers both mental and physical health-based research projects, based at the Institute of Mental Health, ensuring new knowledge and research findings are rapidly shared. The Institute of Mental Health is one of the UKs leading multi-disciplinary mental health research centres, an innovative partnership between Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Nottingham.

The Research Delivery Team is expanding its reach within Nottinghamshire Healthcare, and part of your role will be to promote and raise the overall profile of research in the Trust, and engage clinicians in research activity.

You will be a Registered Nurse/Allied Health Professional (AHP) or hold a relevant academic qualification, with a keen interest in research. Experience in research delivery is desirable, and a willingness to recruit participants from across all Nottinghamshire Healthcare services and specialties as needed.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of the role.

Person Specification



  • Appropriate professional qualification, e.g. Nursing or AHP qualification OR relevant academic qualification, e.g. Psychology degree.
  • Willingness to undertake training as required.


  • ICH Good Clinical Practice



  • Competent computer skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills - verbal and written, including an ability to communicate and work in settings where the atmosphere may be highly emotive, and to communicate information both internally and externally within and outside the organisation.
  • Ability to interact effectively with people with communication difficulties or challenging behaviour
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work both as part of a team and also autonomously
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to establish appropriate documentation and record keeping
  • Ability to make sound decisions


  • Project management
  • Competence in conducting ECGs and venepuncture



  • Understanding of the purpose and function of the NIHR CRN.
  • Knowledge of the Trust mental health, dementia, community and forensic health services/support networks



  • Significant experience in a clinical setting post professional/academic qualification


  • Relevant post graduate training
  • Experience of working in an NHS environment with service user contact
  • Understanding of research processes
  • Experience in research delivery
  • Experience in clinical assessments

Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate at interview that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation

Contractual Requirements


  • Ability to travel across Trust sites

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Institute of Mental Health

Triumph Road



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