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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/03/2021.

Education and Research Associate

Job Reference: 358-2948364-COR

University Hospitals of Leicester
Diabetes and Research
Leicester General Hospital, Leicester
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata

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

Are you a Nurse or AHP with significant experience of diabetes, and passionate about clinical care and education?

  • Are you looking for a new challenge within diabetes?
  • Looking for part time or full time work? Keen to enhance your clinical practice with education?

Come and work within an award winning team, Eden at Leicester Diabetes Centre designing and delivering education locally, nationally and internationally.

Share your clinical experience to help improve patient care and support health care professionals to improve their knowledge and confidence in diabetes care and join us as we transform clinical care with exciting new projects .


We have an exciting opportunity for people to join supportive, forward thinking teams. The successful applicant will provide a clinical resource for development, review and delivery of existing and new training programmes. There is opportunity to work alongside leading clinical experts to shape and tailor innovative new services

The successful applicant will have substantial clinical knowledge of diabetes and long term conditions and ideally experience in teaching and education.

EDEN (Effective Diabetes Education Now) has grown rapidly and is commissioned locally, nationally and internationally by organisations wishing to transform diabetes care for their patients. It is part of the Leicester Diabetes Centre, which is part of the University of Leicester and University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust.

The Leicester Diabetes Centre has three overarching aims; Education, Innovation and Research. The centre undertakes a wide range of commercial and non-commercial research projects, including drug trials, lifestyle studies and large randomised controlled trials for the prevention and screening of diabetes.

We are one of the largest diabetes groups in the country and hold several prestigious awards. We have been awarded accreditation as an education institute from the International Diabetes Federation. The education team is committed to enhancing skills of HCP staff caring for patients with diabetes, and reducing variations in care.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Laura Willcocks Job title: Lead for HCP Education and Training Email address: Telephone number: 0777 8866672

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

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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.

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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.

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From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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