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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/02/2021.

Senior Research Nurse (Cystic Fibrosis)

Job Reference: 185-A-21-95343

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata

We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates with annual increases, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, support for flexible working and access to an On-site Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ Nursery. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) provides Acute and Community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the RD&E received an overall rating of “good”. We were rated as “outstanding” for our Emergency and Critical Care services, and for Caring Trustwide.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked as the joint best performing non-specialist Trust in the country for overall patient experience of care in the 2016 Care Quality Commission (CQC) Adult Inpatient Survey.

The main hospital site is in the historical Cathedral city of Exeter that has abundant family amenities and beautiful surrounding countryside. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links. Good educational facilities such as the University of Exeter and good Ofsted rated schools are available locally. Our Community sites are equally well positioned and are a good place to work.

Enjoy a good quality of life in the South West and be part of our caring workforce.

Band 7 (or Band 6 Development) Clinical Research Nurse - 30 hours per week

Supporting cASPerCF Study

Following a recent major award, we are looking to appoint an ambitious, enthusiastic, clinically astute and motivated Band 7 Senior Clinical Research Nurse or a Band 6 Clinical Research Nurse wanting to develop into a Band 7 Senior Clinical Research Nurse, who is excited by the opportunity to apply their nursing and clinical research expertise to investigate a treatment for Aspergillus infections in children with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). The post holder will undertake and support a research study funded by Conect4Children (C4C). The C4C is a new consortium devoted to enhance, optimise and improve the delivery of paediatric drug trails. This funding is already awarded and not affected by BREXIT.

The post holder will be able to work remotely if she/he wish to do so, and therefore could be based anywhere in the UK. Interactions with the study team in Exeter, the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust, and the wider international study team will take place virtually. They will work closely with colleagues working in the field of CF research across 30 sites based in the UK and Europe.

The post holder will be a key member of the cASPerCF study team working alongside the Chief Investigator supporting teams providing care to patients with CF whilst taking part in the study.The successful candidate will demonstrate a broad range of clinical and research experience and skills. They will demonstrate that they can interact with senior academics and advocate for the health and well-being of participants.

Prospective candidates are actively encouraged to have an informal discussion about the role. This will give a better insight into the work of the C4c and the cASPerCF team and the role that is being appointed to.

For more information please contact Prof Adilia Warris, Chief Investigator cASPerCF


Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are:

Honesty, Openness & Integrity
Inclusion & Collaboration
Respect & Dignity

***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.***


This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

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