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Senior Clinical Research Nurse

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum, (Pro Rata)
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Clinical Research Nurse - Band 6 full time post (permanent)

Collaborative Research Team.

Are you interested in an exciting career in clinical research?

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of 10 hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching

Attracts, develops and retains great people

Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

Clinical research at MFT

Our MFT Research and Innovation strives to be at the forefront of R& I in UK healthcare. We are dedicated to driving continuous improvement in the care our patients receive through clinical research. We support over 300 principal investigators undertake research across a diverse range of clinical areas, with more than 800 active studies, involving 15,000 patients, deliver improved diagnostics, treatments and devices for patients in Manchester and beyond.

Main duties of the job

What we're looking for

We're looking for a full time Band 6 Senior Clinical Research Nurse to support the coordination and delivery of clinical research studies in the Collaborative Research Hub.

If you are committed to providing high quality care to patients and helping them to make the right decisions about their treatment options, with the skills to guide and advise them throughout their research journey, this role could be for you.

You'll be joining an award-winning and diverse team of experts at MFT who are making a difference to the future of care in the NHS by asking questions and finding out the answers.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who can contribute to the development of research within the Collaborative Research Team at Wythenshawe. As a senior clinical research nurse you will be required to support research delivery across our substantial study portfolio including gastroenterology, colorectal, surgical, hepatalogy, ENT, orthopaedic, burns and plastic and biobank studies.

Some cross site working will be required. Occasional out of hours and weekend work may also be necessary.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse - currently registered with the NMC
  • Degree in healthcare subject or working towards


  • Good clinical practice certificate
  • Mentorship training

Training and Experience


  • Proven experience of working in a clinical environment
  • Proven experience of working to deadlines
  • Proven experience of dealing with a busy workload
  • Experience of explaining complex concepts to patients in a clear and simplified manner
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Interest in research


  • Data management experience
  • Audit Experience
  • Experience in clinical research



  • Understanding of clinical research


  • Knowledge of clinical and research governance
  • Knowledge of trust policies and procedures

Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent communication
  • Awareness and respect for confidentiality
  • Demonstrate IT skills including email and microsoft office programs
  • Knowledge of patient information systems
  • Proactive and able to work on own initiative
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload
  • Team player
  • Ability to remain calm and professional under pressure and ability to delegate where appropriate
  • Ability to work flexible shift pattern as required
  • Conscientious and hard working. Tactful and diplomatic.
  • Ability to work to tight and/or unexpected deadlines and willingness to undertake training
  • Willingness to travel across multiple sites as indicated.


  • Evidence of IT training
  • Advanced use of spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of information governance
  • Wide range of clinical skills including venepuncture
  • Ability to troubleshoot effectively



  • Ability to work unsupervised or part of a team
  • Demonstrate ability to meet the Trust values


  • Awareness of research at MFT

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust



NIHR clinical research office, Langley Building, Wythenshawe Hospital, MFT


M23 9LT

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