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Senior Research Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Stoke University Hospital
Stoke on Trent
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum
Salary period
27/06/2021 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced registered healthcare professional to join the Research and Innovation Directorate at University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust. This is a fantastic opportunity for a registered healthcare professional to further develop skills within research, contributing to improving and changing the future care of patients.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced and confident professional who enjoys a challenge and would welcome the opportunity to develop research. You will provide specialist skills and knowledge to support the running of clinical research on a wide range of clinical trials, both commercial and non-commercial. You will work within the multi-disciplinary team, ensuring a smooth delivery of care to patients entered into clinical trials. You need to be an excellent team player, have good communication skills, excellent time management skills and attention to detail is a must.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be part of the Research Delivery Team which involves recruiting patient participants into clinical trials, carrying out trial activity in line with the ethically approved protocol and in accordance with legislation. You will be responsible for supporting the Research Team in meeting its responsibilities for continuing and raising recruitment into a wide range of NIHR portfolio studies, including commercial and non-commercial studies.

Working for our organisation

The UHNM NHS Trust covers Royal Stoke Hospital in Stoke on Trent and County Hospital in Stafford. Royal Stoke a large acute teaching hospital, with a Turnover of £360 million. Located in Stoke on Trent and Stafford, UHNM is close to the M6, within commuting distance of culturally diverse major conurbations, such as Manchester and Birmingham and surrounded by rural pleasures, including the Peak District National Park.

Each year Royal Stoke cares for over 600,000 people providing emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care. It is a leading teaching hospital in partnership with Keele University and has a patient-centred clinical research facility providing state-of-the-art facilities.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please see contact information details below

Person specification

Education and Qualfications

Essential criteria
  • Healthcare professional registration
  • GCP certificate
Desirable criteria
  • Mentorship Qualification


Essential criteria
  • Minimum 6 months working in research
  • Management/Leadership experience
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jill Stacey
Job title
Research Professional Head
Email address
Telephone number
01782 675389

If you have problems applying, contact

University Hospitals of North Midlands - Royal Stoke
Springfield Building, Floor 2 (Trust HQ)
Newcastle Road
Stoke on Trent
VOIP: 01782 228396