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Education and Research Associate / Facilitator

Job Reference: 358-2181555-ESM

University Hospitals of Leicester
Diabetes, Education
Leicester Diabetes Centre Leicester General Hospital, Leicester
£37,570 to £43,772 per an

Education and Research Associate Band 7 (or band 6 dependent upon experience)

  • Are you a Nurse or AHP with significant experience of diabetes, and passionate about education?
  • Are you looking for a new challenge within diabetes?
  • Looking for full or part time work? Keen to enhance clinical practice with education?
  • Come and work within an award winning team, and share your clinical experience to help improve patient care. We have an exciting opportunity to join an award winning, supportive, forward thinking team, and receive on-going development. The Leicester Diabetes Centre has three overarching aims; Education, Innovation and Research. The centre undertakes a wide range of commercial and non-commercial research projects, including drug trials, lifestyle studies and large randomised controlled trials for the prevention and screening of diabetes. We are one of the largest diabetes groups in the country and hold several prestigious awards. We have been awarded accreditation as an education institute from the International Diabetes Federation. The education team is committed to enhancing skills of HCP staff caring for patients with diabetes, and reducing variations in care.
  • EDEN (Effective Diabetes Education Now) has grown rapidly and is commissioned locally, nationally and internationally by organisations wishing to transform diabetes care for their patients. It is part of the Leicester Diabetes Centre, which is part of the University of Leicester and University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust.
  • The successful applicant will have substantial clinical knowledge of diabetes and long term conditions and ideally some experience in teaching and education.
  • The successful applicant will provide a clinical resource for development, review and delivery of existing and new training programmes. Programmes aim to enhance the diabetes skills and knowledge of health care professionals.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information please contact: Laura Willcocks 01162584674 or 07778866672


We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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