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Ageing Co-Clinical Research Specialty Lead (CRN East Midlands, Divisi

Job Reference: 358-2649438-COR

University Hospitals of Leicester
Research Clinical Research Network East Midlands
0.5 PA

Clinical Research Specialty Lead

The Clinical Research Network East Midlands is inviting applications for the role of Ageing Co-Specialty Research Lead for the north of the region (CRN East Midlands, Division 5). 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 0.5 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.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Harpal Ghattoraya - Research Delivery Manager, Division 2 & 5,

For further details / informal visits contact:

  • Azhar Farooqi, Clinical Lead Division 5 NIHR CRN East Midlands:
  • Harpal Ghattoraya,
  • Harriet Savage, Research Operations Manager, Division 2 &5,

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

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 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 will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments 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 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 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. As 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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