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Lead Clinical Educator NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area

Research & Development


NHS AfC: Band 7




Full time - 37.5 hours per week

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University Hospital Southampton




£41,659 - £47,672 pa

Salary period



02/12/2022 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic and motivated research nurse (adult or paediatric) or Midwife with significant research experience, who takes pride and ownership in delivering high quality patient centred care, to lead the delivery of our education and clinical skills programmes for the staff within Southampton Research. If you are passionate about education and preparing research staff to give patients the opportunity to take part in high quality ethical clinical research, with excellent research knowledge, clinical skills and experience, this could be a very interesting opportunity for you.

Working in the NIHR Clinical Research Facility and alongside the other teams within Southampton Research you will provide expert supervision, teaching and assessment of competence to support research nurses, AHPs and Clinical Trial Assistants working on complex multi-centre studies within a range of specialities in addition to early phase and experimental medicine.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Working for our organisation

What we can offer you

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

This is a clinical role and requires on site working. UHS employees can access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Your Responsibilities

What you'll do

You will provide leadership, management and mentorship support to the clinical research team. You will lead in designing and delivering teaching programmes and writing Standard Operating Procedures. You will also assess the training needs of the research team. Within this environment, you'll be part of an enthusiastic, driven and caring research team working on a wide range of clinical studies to improve patient care.

You will be part of our education team who are committed to driving forward the research strategy here at UHS. Successful applicants can expect an excellent friendly working environment, professional support and development opportunities. You will be based at University Hospital Southampton.

What we're looking for

You will need a comprehensive background in clinical research with significant evidence of teaching and mentoring, as well as an excellent level of written and verbal communication skills and a good clinical background in nursing/midwifery.

Excellent communication skills are required to provide guidance and support to the team and the ability to communicate with staff and colleagues at all levels in an engaging manner is essential Enthusiasm, self-motivation and drive will be required to ensure collaboration with multidisciplinary teams.

Please access our website to give you some insight into our organisation. The well-being and safety of our research patients/ participants is at the heart of all we do as is our confidence that the data we provide is accurate and reproducible.

Additional information

Interviews will be held on Friday, 09 December 2022

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse or AHP on relevant part of the professional register (NMC HCPC)
  • Evidence of on-going professional development.
  • Experience of teaching and mentorship
  • Educated to Post Graduate Degree level or equivalent experience
  • Recognised qualification in teaching and mentorship
  • Extensive experience of research nursing
  • Desirable criteria
  • Recognised qualification in relevant speciality
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Recent experience of working with patients at a senior level.
  • Clinical Research experience
  • Relevant speciality experience.
  • Knowledge of current issues within acute health care
  • Recent management experience
  • Recent NHS experience or equivalent Knowledge of Research Governance Framework (RGF), International Conference on Harmonisation/Good Clinical Practice
  • Experience of educating and developing staff
  • Desirable criteria
  • Logical and consistent work and career pattern.
  • Report writing.
  • Undertaking clinical audit
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Leadership skills- evidence of ability to help/support junior staff
  • The ability to present and teach to both large and small audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently assessing and treating patients participating in research.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to use initiative
  • Able to prioritise and deliver agreed objectives
  • Understanding of personal accountability.
  • PC literate
  • An aptitude for dealing with frequent and unpredictable interruptions is required
  • Desirable criteria
  • Experience of budgetary control
  • Venesection and Cannulation
  • Personal Qualities Essential criteria
  • Team player
  • Tenacity – sees problems through to conclusion Ability to deal with stressful situations. Assertive
  • Able to lead, motivate, delegate and be a good team player within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Facilitative, patient and helpful, To be a proactive role model
  • Special requirements of the post Essential criteria
  • Flexible working arrangements Able to work occasional unsocial hours (evening and weekend)
  • Car driver, with full driving licence, to travel independently between UHS and wider region
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

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    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 536.7KB)
  • Personal Specification (PDF, 290.5KB)
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