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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/07/2021.

Research Nurse - Adults Community

Job Reference: 449-CP953

Solent NHS Trust
The Academy of Research and Improvement
£31,365 - £37,890 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Adults Community Research Nurse to join the Research and Improvement team within Solent NHS Trust. The contract is for a full time, permanent role where job share, secondment and part-time arrangements will be considered.

Our ideal candidate will have extensive community nursing experience with a keen interest in clinical research. Although research experience is desirable, it is not essential as full training will be provided.

The Academy of Research and Improvement is a dynamic and innovative place which offers opportunities for personal and professional development for clinicians with an interest in research. Solent is proudly the highest recruiting community care NHS Trust in England. We have thriving research collaborations, involving care homes and other social care and community groups. We deliver high quality clinical trials within Solent services based in Portsmouth and Southampton and are committed to ensuring research is easily accessible to both patients and staff. We seek to build a culture of research within all our clinical teams and deliver research that has an impact on improving patient care.

This role will focus on identifying, setting up and delivering research studies, relating to Adult Community Services. They will be driven and proactive, willing to build on existing networks and links with clinical teams and community partners.

This post will be mainly based in Southampton but willingness to work flexibly and across other Trust sites is an essential aspect of this post. As well as working closely with the Adult services clinical team, the role will involve developing and maintaining strong working relationships with care homes, community groups and charities.

We are looking for someone with excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills whilst possessing an eye for detail. The ability to work well within a team, as well as the ability to work independently is an essential aspect to this role. In return we are offering a permanent contract, supportive working environment, clinical supervision and opportunities for development.

If you are interested in this position and would like an informal discussion then please contact Jo Turpitt, Senior Research Nurse on 07974 711006


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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