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Senior Research Assistant

Band 6

Main area
Research and Development
Band 6
Fixed Term - 1 year
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Goodmayes Hospital
£28,050 - £36,644 pa plus HCAS
Today at 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

NELFT is a research active trust which runs and hosts research across the breadth of our mental health and community health services. NELFT believes in the value of research for improving best practice and service user care whilst empowering staff, service users and carers to contribute to this development. NELFT currently hosts over 40 NIHR portfolio studies concerning a diverse range of conditions from dementia, psychosis and personality disorders to ADHD and autism to MND and MS.

Research at NELFT is supported by a dynamic and innovative Research and Development department working across all clinical areas and the full geography of NELFT. We are looking for an enthusiastic, pro-active, forward thinking and experienced Senior Research Assistant to join this friendly and supportive team. The role involves supporting recruitment to NIHR portfolio studies, carrying out relevant research duties, providing support and guidance to clinical studies officers, and contributing to departmental project work.

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates with a clinical background and experience of delivering CTIMPs (Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products). NELFT is developing its capacity to deliver CTIMPs and this role will be vital in progressing the necessary processes and delivery pathways, while continuing to maintain and expand our non-CTIMP portfolio of studies.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Priority Post – Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.


High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,659 to a maximum of £4,664).







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Applicant requirements

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Week commencing 29th October - James Sinclair

Week commencing 5th November - Ritchard Ledgerd

If you have problems applying, contact

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