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Band 6 Research Support Officer

Job Reference: 313-A-19-70207-NS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Research and Development
Swithland House, Leicester
£30,401 / £32,525 / £33,587 / £34,782 / £37,267

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a friendly, high-achieving team dedicated to the delivery of high quality clinical research in the NHS.

The research delivery team at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (funded by the NIHR Clinical Research Network) is co-located with the Trust R&D Office and Strategic Lead, and we pride ourselves on establishing robust feasibility and implementation plans to ensure that those Portfolio studies we host and run are delivered to “time and target” metrics.

The ideal candidate will be open to the challenge of maintaining and enhancing this reputation, through a high-level of self-motivation, a willingness to embrace diverse opportunities bringing their skills and experience to bear. We would also emphasise that although metrics are important, the greatest achievement we seek is the knowledge that what we do, can have a transformative effect on patient care and peoples’ lives.

The post-holder would also enjoy seeking out and developing new skills, and be able to demonstrate an affinity for staff and patients in often fast-moving or stressful environments.

This role is part of the “corporate” R&D Function, and is primarily targeted at supporting the full range of R&D Office functions (assess, arrange, confirm – sponsorship etc.) as well as the aims of the Trust R&D Strategy and the development of in-house research. This will include supporting the development of new research proposals, managing dissemination events, and guiding investigators through regulatory processes. The challenge of the role is ensuring that our non-portfolio research activity is subject to the same exacting standards as that from the Portfolio.

The post-holder will be a leader, but also able to be led, working either autonomously, as part of a small team or as a wider network. They will have positive experience of the realities of clinical and health services research, and would be able to demonstrate how they would meet those challenges.

This opportunity offers great flexibility, but also demands such from the holders of the role, and may involve work in any area of Trust business.

For a further discussion please contact Dr Sarah Baillon (0116 295 5805) or Dr Dave Clarke (0116 295 7641).

This role is open as a substantive, full-time appointment, and will be made permanent subject to successful completion of a probationary period.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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