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Research Support Team Clinical Research Practitioner

Job Reference: 358-2927206-COR

University Hospitals of Leicester
CRN East Midlands Research, Leicester Royal Infirmary,
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.



The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is the host organisation for the Clinical Research Network East Midlands (CRN EM), one of the 15 LCRNs across England which form part of the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network

“We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

CRN East Midlands have a 12 month fixed term contract or secondment opportunity vacancy to cover our own CRP secondment within the Research Support Team Leicestershire Hub.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person interested in undertaking a clinical and administrative role supporting NIHR portfolio research studies. The post holder will be a member of the Clinical Research Network East Midlands Research Support Team (CRN EM RST), which is responsible for supporting portfolio research across the East Midlands region. RST continues to play an active part in supporting the conduct of the COVID-19 vaccine trials and Urgent Public Health studies throughout the Pandemic.

We are keen to hear from applicants with excellent organisational and communication skills and can demonstrate computer literacy with experience in data collection systems. Attention to detail is essential, as is the ability to work on your own initiative. Experience in clinical skills, the delivery of clinical research trials, commercial and non-commercial is an advantage but not essential as training can be given.

A requirement of the role is that applicants must be willing and able to travel to different sites within Leicester. The post base site is the Victoria Building, Leicester Royal Infirmary, but some travel across the East Midlands may well be required.

For further information please contact, RST Hub Lead Susie Butler,

For further details / informal visits contact:

Susie Butler - Research Support Team Hub Lead (Leicestershire) / 07949 678627

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 (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

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-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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.

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