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Senior Research Delivery Nurse/Midwife/AHP

Powys Teaching Health Board
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Midwife
Band 8A
Full Time

A unique and excitingfixed term secondment opportunity has arisen for an exceptional individual to be appointed as a Band 8a Senior Research Delivery Nurse, Midwife or Allied Health Professional who will be responsible for strong clinical leadership within Health and Care Research Wales' Research Delivery Hub.

The Senior Research Delivery Nurse / Midwife or Allied Health Professional will be an experienced independent specialist practitioner who will work in partnership with the National Head of Research Delivery.

The post holder will have a key role in developing and implementing research delivery across primary and community, secondary and social care settings.

The post holder will require excellent communication skills, have a positive and flexible approach to the needs of the Service, be motivated, ready for the next challenge and enjoy working as part of a very busy team.

The post may close early if sufficient applications are received

Main duties of the job

  • be responsible for strong dynamic clinical leadership for alignment and management of the Health and Care Research Wales Research Delivery Hub workplans.
  • have a key role in developing and implementing the ambitions of One Wales research delivery across primary and community, secondary and social care settings.
  • work closely with Health and Care Research Wales Specialty Leads to lead, strengthen, and network support for research delivery across Wales.
  • drive strategies to raise awareness and value of research as NHS core business and will proactively implement and support innovative approaches to delivering trials.
  • play a key role within strategic groups in Wales including workstreams within the Support and Delivery Centre and in relation to the UK Clinical Research Strategy.
  • lead aspects of and support delivery of strategic partnerships with industry related to research delivery.
  • work with the National Research Delivery Team to lead and support workforce development initiatives and workplans and to support Health and Care Research Wales priorities and activities related to the research delivery workforce across NHS Wales.
  • represent devolved nations as required at UK meetings/events nationally and internationally.

About us

This is a Health & Care Research Wales post, hosted by Powys Teaching Health Board.

Health and Care Research Wales is a networked organisation, supported by Welsh Government, which brings together a wide range of partners across the NHS in Wales, local authorities, universities, research institutions, third sector and others.

Health and Care Research Wales works in support of Welsh Government's overarching goal which is to ensure that today's research makes a difference to tomorrow's care.

Its mission is to promote, support and provide collective oversight of health and social care research in Wales. Ensuring it is of the highest international scientific quality, is relevant to the needs and challenges of health and social care in Wales and makes a difference to policy and practice in ways that improve the lives of patients, people, and communities in Wales

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply

Person Specification



  • Registered Health Care Professional (Nurse/Midwife/ Allied Health Professional)
  • Educated to master's level or equivalent relevant experience
  • Substantial clinical experience including experience in undertaking, coordinating and managing clinical research
  • Knowledge of research delivery services in NHS organisations
  • Understanding of clinical and medical and research terminology and concepts
  • Specific domain/theoretical/ practical knowledge of organisations, processes, policy knowledge relevant to research delivery
  • Capable of leading and initiating change



  • Working within NHS setting to deliver commercial and non- commercially funded research
  • Professional leadership at an operational level
  • Experience of supporting service users and/or their carers in research involvement
  • Significant management experience in an NHS senior role including staff management
  • Extensive experience in research management within the NHS/Healthcare setting
  • Experience of partnership building between organisations
  • Significant leadership experience including experience of leadership in organisational change
  • Project management qualification or significant experience in managing complex and large projects/programmes
  • Experience of managing research teams and motivating and inspiring staff to work together to achieve a common objective
  • Strong understanding of Research Governance and the legislative framework
  • Understanding of the NHS clinical environment
  • Flexible approach to working including problem solving skills, management of change and a desire to develop knowledge
  • Highly specialised knowledge of current UK environment for clinical research in the NHS
  • Up to date specialist knowledge/experience of legislation, national policy, and guidance relevant to research delivery roles



  • Demonstrate Values of the organisation
  • Experience and evidence of engagement around the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda

Aptitudes and Abilities


  • Work effectively as part of a multi professional organisational team
  • Work on own workload with minimal supervision working to tight and often changing timescales and able to prioritise own workload
  • Innovative, adaptable, and responsive to change
  • Diplomatic, assertive, and articulate with highly developed interpersonal communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Excellent organisational / administrative skills
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Able to write clear and concise reports
  • Able to prioritise and manage time effectively and deliver results on time, meeting strict deadlines
  • Computer literacy (including all MS packages & internet skills)
  • Ability to operate at all levels throughout an organisation and across all sites
  • High degree of empathy with staff, patients and research - participants
  • Ability to plan, manage and deliver projects and activities, involving multiple agencies and individuals to tight deadlines



  • Experience and evidence of engagement around the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda
  • Evidence of taking pride in delivering professional services and solutions
  • Able to meet the frequent travel needs of the post, across the UK and specifically for face-to-face meetings with senior leadership team minimum 3 times per year
  • Required to travel to any location as required by the organisation which may be remote and distant and may mean occasional overnight stays away from home
  • Able to work remotely and work hours flexibly
  • Commitment to ongoing learning and staff development

Employer details

Employer name

Powys Teaching Health Board


North, South East or South West Wales


CF11 9AB

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