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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/04/2021.

Clinical Research Nurse

Job Reference: 349-RES-033-21

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Band 5 Research Nurse
NIHR Clinical Research Network: Greater Manchester Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

Are you dynamic, patient-centred & self-motivated? Are you a nurse with at least 2 years looking for a new and exciting challenge? Why not consider joining the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) Greater Manchester’s Core Team to support local research teams in delivering NHS research to patients across the region.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Level 1 Nurse within this team. This will provide an opportunity for you to help support and drive forward clinical research across a range of disease areas, including urgent public health studies for Covid 19. We need a nurse who is capable and confident who enjoys a challenge and would champion research in Greater Manchester.


The role is interesting, variable and totally different from many other research nurse roles in that whilst the post is based at Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust (Oxford Road campus), you could be assigned to work with any of the research teams across our network (including Acute, and primary care/community services) depending on where support is most needed. You must, therefore, be willing and able to travel between sites.

A comprehensive induction, orientation and clinical research training programme will be provided, as well as ongoing support. You will need to be working with local staff and patients/carers to promote research opportunities. This will involve close liaison with other Healthcare and NIHR Clinical Research Network staff and will involve ensuring that the research undertaken safeguards the well-being of patients and is conducted within research governance legislation and local policies for research. We will also ensure that you have tailored, individual personal development plans with support for further training.

In this instance, we are prioritising applicants with strong clinical skills (including phlebotomy and intravenous drug administration). Despite background, once in post, successful applicants will be expected to work across all sites and disease areas according to service need. We stress that shortlisting will be carried out according to the person specification, so please construct your personal statement accordingly when applying.

If you are a Registered Nurse with a positive attitude to ensuring research participants receive the best possible care, we'd love to hear from you.


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJo HenryJob titleTeam Lead Research NurseEmail number07881312184

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

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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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