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Clinical Research Educator

North Bristol NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Join us at North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) in pioneering the future of healthcare through Research and Development. We are excited to introduce a new opportunity as a Clinical Research Educator, a pivotal role designed to enrich our research infrastructure and foster engagement within our clinical workforce.

As a Clinical Research Educator, you will play a vital role in delivering an innovative education program aimed at enhancing research competencies across our organisation. Your primary responsibility will be to co-develop and implement an educational program tailored to the needs of our research community, including principal investigators and pre- and post-registration research nurses.

We are seeking a dynamic individual with a background in clinical research and a passion for education. The ideal candidate will possess strong communication skills, a knack for curriculum development, and the ability to inspire and motivate others.

You'll thrive within our nurturing, collaborative, and exceptional workforce comprising over 160 dedicated professionals.

R& D have recently been awarded Silver accreditation with Investors in People which underlines our commitment to support and lead our staff to be the best they can be.

If you would like to learn more about the role please do get in touch.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will collaborate with a proficient leadership and delivery team. The will:
  • Lead the delivery of the Research and Development Education Project
  • Support the development of our Research Infrastructure, through engagement with the Research Competencies
  • Engage the wider clinical areas in Research awareness and education
  • Support the advancement of clinical nurses by developing and implementing a Research Education package tailored specifically to their needs
  • Collaborate closely with the Research and Development Leadership team, the Clinical Research Network (soon to be the Regional Delivery Network) and the clinical care teams

Applications are open to enthusiastic individuals committed to improving the workforce through development opportunities. Training and development will be available for the right applicant, where completion can be achieved during the course of the contract period.

About us

The role is based within the successful & welcoming Research & Development (R& D) team at North Bristol NHS Trust. Working alongside the 170 plus departmental staff you will have the opportunity to network with other researchers and have access to our supportive training and development structure. Enjoy personalised training and developmental opportunities, along with access to our comprehensive wellbeing services. Take advantage of external resources such as the Employee Assist Program, and tap into a wealth of training opportunities through the Clinical Research Network (soon to be the Regional Delivery Network).

We employ over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead. We are an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialities. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.

We commit to treating each patient as an individual with respect and dignity, aiming to deliver excellent clinical outcomes and a first-class experience for everyone who uses our services.

North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see Full JD for more descriptions.

The Post holder will:
  • Act at all times within the nursing professional code of conduct or relevant professional guidelines
  • Be responsible for delivering the education strategy within Clinical Research
  • Provide management to a service led multidisciplinary education strategy
  • Lead on Clinical Research Education through teaching and course module organisation
  • Plan and facilitate teaching on all aspects of Clinical Research
  • Support/mentor and coach the staff to achieve their competencies
  • Provide assurance of compliance for all staff with training needs
  • Help provide a specialised and advanced research delivery service, ensuring high standards are monitored and maintained within the framework of clinical governance
  • Be recognised as an expert in the application of clinical research
  • Be a positive role model to deliver exceptional clinical research
  • Contribute to the practice development projects
  • Lead, facilitate and implement audit and research findings where appropriate
  • Maintain a database of staff training
  • Maintain an up to date knowledge base, ensuring professional academic credibility
  • To support staff through their appraisal/revalidation process addressing individual development needs and monitoring performance in line with Trust policy.
  • This is an influencing role, requiring vision, strong organisational skills and self-motivation

Person Specification



  • RGN, or equivalent health care professional, with current live Registration
  • Qualification in teaching/mentorship
  • GCP

Work Experience


  • Experience in the implementation of education initiatives
  • Significant experience working at Band 6 or higher
  • Working autonomously and organising a defined workload within tight deadlines



  • A good working knowledge of the full range of Microsoft Office applications (TEAMS, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel, Publisher)
  • Leadership skills to include development of junior staff and change management
  • Developing and maintaining inter-professional relationships
  • Knowledge of clinical research governance and legislation
  • Project management and self motivational skills


  • Understanding of the application of research within clinical and research governance
  • Advanced professional development skills in any given area

Personal Qualities/Special Circumstances


  • Demonstrates an ability to work autonomously while coordinating multiple projects
  • Supportive and proactive in the development of self and others


  • Evidence of continuing professional development

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust


North Bristol NHS Trust, Southmead Hospital

Monks Park Avenue


BS10 5NB

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