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Skin Cancer Sub-Specialty Research Lead (CRN East Midlands, Division

Job Reference: 358-2092814-MED-B

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester, Leicester

Clinical Research Specialty Lead


The Clinical Research Network East Midlands is inviting applications for the role of Skin Cancer Sub-Specialty Research Lead (CRN East Midlands, Division 1). The post is open to clinicians, nurses, AHPs employed within the East Midlands region as defined by the NIHR boundary.


The post is offered as a supplementary role rather than a stand alone appointment, coming with up to 0.25 PA support/equivalent paid time. This will not constitute employment with UHL.


This is a high-profile and demanding role, with an expectation for the post holder to be an ambassador for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). As well as a passion for bringing clinical research opportunities to patients, you will be required to have an in-depth understanding of how the local NHS “works”, an ability to forge and maintain productive partnerships across organisational boundaries, and the tenacity to deliver stretching targets in challenging environments.


The network is hosted by UHL, although covers the East Midlands footprint, with travel expected across all sites and occasional national travel.


Prior to applying for this post, applicants must have discussed this with their current line manager/Employing Organisation and have agreement to be released to undertake the requirements of the role.


Applicants need to already be in post in the East Midlands as this isn't a substantive post.

Previous applicants need not apply.




For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details / informal visits contact:


  • Liz Darlison, Clinical Lead Division 1 NIHR CRN East Midlands:
  • Kathryn Fairbrother, Deputy Chief Operating Officer,
  • Penny Millward, Research Operations Manager, Division 1 & 3

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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