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Clinical Research Fellow in children’s and young person’s sexual

Job Reference: 387-SPS-1659-MG

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Paediatrics/Sexual Assault
Central Health Clinic, Bristol
£37,191 - £47,132 pa pro rata

Clinical Research Fellow in children’s and young person’s sexual assault:


This exciting new role is available to those with paediatric experience for a fixed term of 2 or 3 years. It is suited to an enthusiastic motivated individual and is open to SAS and speciality doctors, ST4-8 paediatric trainees in any general paediatric or grid programme considering OOPE or OOPR (subject to deanery approval), and those who already have CCT in paediatrics.

You will learn how to undertake forensic medical examinations of children and young people who have experienced sexual abuse and be funded to complete a Masters in Health Sciences Research (MRes) at the University of Bristol.

You will join an engaging multidisciplinary team to develop a new or emerging skill in the valuable care of children and young person who have experienced sexual abuse or assault in the South West at one of the regional centres of excellence in the field.

This new post is for 6 PAs with the expectation than another day per week (unpaid) will be used to complete the MRes over the course of employment.

It is suitable to those with little previous research experience and will be of particular interest to those with a passion for safeguarding, adolescent heath, emergency medicine, sexual health & gynaecology, community or general paediatrics or forensic medicine.

There is a possibility of developing further academic qualifications at the end of the masters such as a PHD dependent on successful funding applications at that stage.

This role will include direct clinical care with children and young people who have disclosed sexual abuse or in whom sexual abuse is suspected and their carers and supporting professionals

The ideal candidate will;

  • Have significant experience in paediatrics (minimum 4 years post graduate experience in paediatrics or equivalent level of training to ST4 or above)
  • Will have experience of multi-agency and multi-disciplinary working
  • Have excellent communication skills with children, young people, carers and allied professionals
  • Be willing to attain further relevant qualifications and competency in the field of sexual offences

Come and join this small, patient focussed team to enhance the Centre of Excellence the children of the South West deserve

The Bridge is based on the second floor of UHBristol’s Central Health Clinic.

For further details / and to arrange an informal visit please contact Dr Michelle Cutland on 0117 342 6999

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details / and to arrange an informal visit please contact Dr Michelle Cutland on 0117 342 6999

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West. With over 9,500 staff, over 100 different clinical services, working in nine hospitals in the centre and to the south of Bristol, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol and beyond.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.


  1. Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. We may also contact you by texting the mobile number, if provided, on the application form. Due to high volumes of applications, vacancies may be closed before the closing date.
  2. As a guide interviews should usually take place within 3 weeks of the closing date.
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  4. All staff identified as AT-RISK who meets the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly. Priority will initially be given to University Hospital Bristol employees.
  5. The Trust uses the recruitment platform TRAC systems to administer all stages of the recruitment process meaning that information in regard to shortlisting will not be communicated via NHS Jobs.

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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