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Research Nurse/Research Practitioner

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

We are seeking a research nurse/practitioner who has recent relevant clinical experience to become a key member of the Agile Research Delivery Team (ARDT), delivering clinical research studies across the Health and Social Care system including Primary Care, Community, Social Care and non-NHS settings in the Torbay and South Devon area. You will support the safe conduct of research in accordance with the Research Governance Framework and Good Clinical Practice guidelines and provide assurance that the rights, safety and wellbeing of trial participants are protected.

This role will be based in Torbay and incorporates a combination of office based and remote working. There is an expectation that the postholder will travel to a number of locality venues within the Community on a regular basis including GP Practices, Community Hospitals, Care Homes & Hospices to assist with clinical research activities and engage and promote research across the Peninsula, therefore having a UK driving licence and access to a car is essential. 

Job share options will be considered. 

About the Role

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

About Us

This post will support the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network South West Peninsula’s (CRN SWP) expanding Agile Research Delivery Team, supporting research across a variety of clinical specialties and a range of settings such as GP practices, acute, community, care homes and social care settings. The post holder will be based in the R&D offices of Torbay Hospital, and will cover the Torbay and South Devon area for the ARDT portfolio of studies.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing team working in each county across the South West Peninsula. The current vacancy represents an exciting development opportunity for a motivated and hardworking nurse or research practitioner to be involved in research delivery, to develop your interest, skills and knowledge within research across Health and Social care settings. Experience is desirable but not essential as training and supervision will be provided. The portfolio of studies and locations offers the chance for this role to be both challenging and rewarding for the right candidate. You must be willing to be mobile and flexible in your working approach. 

Job share to be considered.

Interview Date: TBC

For more information, please contact Claire Folan

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

It’s never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you'll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

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