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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/12/2021.

Adult Mental Health Research Nurse / AHP

Job Reference: 449-CP1047

Solent NHS Trust
Academy of Research and Improvement
£32,306 - £39,027 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 a Research Nurse/AHP specialising in Adult Mental Health to join the Research and Improvement (R&I) team within Solent NHS Trust. The contract is for a part time (30 hours p/week) permanent role, however, secondment, job share and alternative part-time arrangements will be considered.

The R&I team is a dynamic and innovative place to work. We deliver high quality clinical trials within Solent services based in Portsmouth and Southampton and are committed to ensuring research is easily accessible to patients and staff. We seek to build a culture of research within all of Solent’s clinical teams and deliver research trials that have an impact on improving patient care.

This role will focus on identifying, setting up and delivering clinical trials in Adult Mental Health services in Portsmouth, including primary and secondary care. This includes observational and interventional studies.

This post will be mainly based in Portsmouth, though willingness to work flexibly and across other Trust sites is an essential aspect of this post. As well as working with closely with the adult mental health research and clinical teams, the post holder may also work alongside our partners, such as care homes, schools and local charities.

We are looking for a motivated, skilful and knowledgeable person who works well as part of a team and has excellent communication skills. Knowledge of clinical research, informed consent, research governance and project management are favourable but not essential, as training will be provided. A strong background of clinical skills and experience is essential as well as an ability to adapt to the challenges of delivering research in a community setting. 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 Emma Mcloughlin , Lead Research Physio via email to:


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All patient facing workers in England will be required to ensure they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, from 1 April 2022 . It will be a condition of employment to be fully vaccinated. This requirement will also apply to those in ancillary support roles such as porters or receptionists who may have social contact with patients but are not directly involved in their care.

To be fully vaccinated you must receive both doses of a Covid-19 vaccination. Successful applicants will be required (unless exempt*) to provide evidence of their covid vaccination status (NHS COVID Pass) or evidence that they have commenced their journey to becoming fully vaccinated. If the required evidence cannot be provided then any offer of employment may be withdrawn.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

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