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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/11/2020.

Senior Research Nurse

Job Reference: 271-RD-2766098

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Senior Research Nurse
Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
£45,780 - £51,393 per annum pro rata inclusive

Senior Research Nurse


Band 7 1.0 WTE  1 year fixed term contract/ secondment  - Maternity Leave Cover (Neurology Portfolio)


Band 7 0.5 WTE 1 year fixed term contract/secondment – Maternity Leave Cover (High Intensity Trials Team (HITT) post)


An exciting opportunity has arisen for two enthusiastic and motivated paediatric senior research nurses to join our dynamic research nursing team within the NIHR Clinical Research Facility. The posts will both be for 1 year covering Maternity Leave. We are looking for dynamic and motivated individuals who are willing to lead and support the delivery of high quality and safe clinical research.


As one of the Band 7 research nurses based in the trust you will lead, and coordinate and delivery of a research portfolio. Working clinically with the team you will promote high standards of both patient care and research practice. Working in partnership with the Practice Educator, facilitate appropriate educational and training opportunities. These posts combine managerial responsibilities with the opportunity to further develop your knowledge of leadership skills, whilst demonstrating excellent skills in the clinical research process and specialist clinical knowledge.


Our Clinical Research facility provides a high quality clinical environment, in which children and young people can take part in research programmes safely and effectively, according to robust and ethically approved protocols.


This is an excellent opportunity for highly motivated paediatric nurses who have effective leadership and organizational skills and for those looking for a new and exciting challenge. You should demonstrate the ability to manage own work load and to work as part of a team. This post offers excellent opportunities in gaining research experience with flexible working hours with the opportunity to maintain your clinical skills, while being supported by an experienced research team.


The CRF’s core operational hours are 08.00hr -18.00hrs.  As the service is growing and expanding early evening, nights and weekend work will be required at times  to cover the services and ensure portfolio delivery.


Shortlisted candidates must be available for interview via zoom on Friday 11th December 2020.


Informal discussions are welcomed, please contact:

Tendai Bazaya, Matron for Research and Innovation, 07912775234

Trish Evans, Matron for Research and Innovation, 07703 473462

Please be advised that:

The recruitment process for all admin and clerical roles at Bands 2-5 will be a two stage recruitment process whereby shortlisted candidates will undertake an online literacy, numeracy, ICT and typing test.Only those candidates who pass the competency test will proceed to a formal interview.

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification criteria for this post will be shortlisted. Please note that where high volumes of applicants have been received, additional criteria may on occasion be used to determine the final shortlist.

Please also note that all recruitment is currently subject to restrictions on the allocation of Certificates of Sponsorship.

We are an accredited Living Wage Employer.

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