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Lead Nurse, Midwife or Allied Health Professional (West of England)

Vacancy details

Closing date: 07 February 2023
Interview date: 23 February 2023

Time commitment: 0.2 or 0.4 wte

Tenure: 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024

Employed by: Your current employing organisation with reimbursement of time and travel expenses enabled through the CRN.

Remuneration: Pro-rata based on existing salary with your current employer. We envisage that the postholder will be working at Agenda for Change Band 8b to 9, or equivalent.

Accountable to: LCRN Clinical Director

Application deadline: By 10am, 7 February 2023
Interviews will take place on 23 February


An opportunity has arisen within the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network West of England (CRN WE) for a Lead Nurse, Midwife or Allied Health Professional.

Applications are now invited for this new, senior appointment that play an important leadership role in the ongoing engagement, development and oversight of the nursing, midwifery and allied health professions (NMAHPs) research workforce across the West of England. The post-holder will form part of the CRN West of England’s clinical leadership and be a key voice for nurses, midwives and AHPs.

Working closely with the CRN’s Senior Leadership Team and Workforce Development Leads, the role will provide leadership, advice and support to ensure a strategic focus to grow, sustain and develop the current and future workforce, and in particular to support growth in research delivery career pathways. The nursing and midwifery professions make up the largest proportion (55%) of the CRN West of England research delivery workforce, and this community is a particular focus for the work.

The role will also work closely with the national NIHR Nursing and Midwifery Office, supporting in the ongoing delivery of the national NMAHP workforce strategy and NIHR Nursing and Midwifery Plan, as well as providing a vital link between the local, geographically-based research delivery networks (LCRNs), regional NHS England nursing and midwifery leads, and the national NIHR Nursing and Midwifery Office.

For more information, please read the detailed Role Description (PDF) or Role Description (accessible document).