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Lead Clinical Educator

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa or pa pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic and motivated research nurse (adult or paediatric) or Midwife with significant research experience, who takes pride and ownership in delivering high-quality patient-centred care, to lead the delivery of our education and clinical skills programmes for the staff within Southampton Research.If you are passionate about education and preparing research staff to give patients the opportunity to participate in high-quality ethical clinical research, with excellent research knowledge, clinical skills and experience, this could be an exciting opportunity for you.

Working in the NIHR Clinical Research Facility and alongside the other teams within Southampton Research you will provide expert supervision, teaching and assessment of competence to support research nurses, AHPs and Clinical Trial Assistants working on complex multi-centre studies within a range of specialities in addition to early phase and experimental medicine.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on-site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities


Manage and lead education and clinical skills improvement for the staff within the teams of Southampton Research in collaboration with Senior Research Nurse Leaders with a particular focus on CRF staff.

Work alongside all levels of staff providing expert supervision, teaching and assessment of competence.

Support staff in their professional and personal developmentProvide professional nursing leadership and support at the departmental level in CRF in collaboration with Matrons to enhance nursing practice and strategy
Experience and skills
We are looking for an experienced practitioner with Clinical research experience and experience in educating and developing staff. The successful applicant should be able to provide evidence of:

The ability to present and teach to both large and small audiencesExcellent interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication and attention to detail.Leadership skills - evidence of ability to help /support junior staff.

Person Specification

Qualifications / training required


  • Registered Nurse or AHP on relevant part of the professional register (NMC HCPC)
  • Evidence of on-going professional development
  • Experience of teaching and mentorship
  • Educated to Post Graduate Degree level or equivalent experience
  • Recognised qualification in teaching and mentorship
  • Extensive experience of research nursing


  • Recognised qualification in relevant speciality

Previous or relevant experience necessary


  • Recent experience of working with patients at a senior level.
  • Clinical Research experience.
  • Relevant speciality experience.
  • Knowledge of current issues within acute health care
  • Recent management experience
  • Recent NHS experience or equivalent Knowledge of Research Governance Framework (RGF), International Conference on Harmonisation/Good Clinical Practice
  • Experience of educating and developing staff.


  • Logical and consistent work and career pattern.
  • Report writing
  • Undertaking clinical audit

Aptitudes and skills required


  • Leadership skills- evidence of ability to help/support junior staff
  • The ability to present and teach to both large and small audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication and attention to detail.


  • Experience of budgetary control
  • Venesection and Cannulation

Values and behaviours


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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