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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/06/2021.

CRN East Midlands Workforce Facilitator

Job Reference: 358-3182661-COR

University Hospitals of Leicester
Research - Learning and Development
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester or Nottingham
£38,890 - £44,503 pro rata per annum

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

Job Title: CRN East Midlands Workforce Facilitator

Grade: AfC Band 7

Reports to: Workforce Development Lead

Accountable to: Chief Operating Officer, CRN East Midlands

Contract: Fixed term 24 month contract

The NIHR Clinical Research Network East Midlands (CRN EM) supports the delivery of high-quality research in the NHS and social care across the East Midlands region. We are committed to providing the infrastructure that allows research to take place so that patients, carers and the public can benefit from new and better care and treatments. The CRN EM is hosted by University of Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust. It covers a large geographical area incorporating partners across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire. Research is delivered across 30 clinical specialty areas organised into six research delivery divisions.

The Workforce Facilitator is a new and exciting opportunity within the CRN EM workforce development team, that will develop those new to research. You will be responsible for developing and leading on initiatives to support and engage those new to research across the medic, nurse, midwife and AHP communities, with a focus on developing the PI/CI community within the East Midlands. This is a really key area for us and as a new post presents an opportunity to create an exciting space for development.

The post fits into the existing workforce development team that has a regional and national reputation for its excellence. This work will be achieved through building upon your own knowledge as well as the very experienced and knowledgeable staff already within the CRN to support career development through events, identifying training needs, training interventions and coaching and mentoring.

We are looking for a healthcare professional who has experience of learning and development within a research setting. As well as a broad understanding of clinical research and extensive experience of leading teams and projects, applicants should have highly developed communication and interpersonal skills.

Post-Covid there will be a requirement to travel throughout the region, and occasionally further afield, you must be able to demonstrate that you have access to a vehicle or other means of travel to these locations.

The post holders will be based in either our Leicester or Nottingham offices, however please note due to Covid-19 we are largely working from home at the present time and as such candidates must also have excellent IT skills, be proficient in the use of databases and ideally have some knowledge of Google Suite.

We are really keen to hear from you if this is of interest.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Michele Eve, Workforce Development Lead

or Dan Kumar, Industry Operations Manager

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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