Research Sister / Charge Nurse / AHP

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - More jobs by this advertiser

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Sister / Charge Nurse / AHP to join the rewarding and patient centred research team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). The research conducted at UHS is focussed on the health and well-being of our patients and their families and significantly contributes to the future progress of healthcare for all patients.

We can truly make a difference to an individual’s care and experience within UHS. We strive to ensure that research is considered as a treatment option for all eligible patients and close working with clinical teams and within patients’ clinical pathways ensure that research opportunities and our research teams are expanding. 


There are approximately 300 Research Nurses, AHPs, Midwives and Clinical Trials Assistants, working together across the Trust, within our award winning teams to bring exciting research opportunities to UHS for the benefit of our patients and for the future of healthcare.

We currently have vacancies within our cancer research, haematology team.

UHS is one of the top performing cancer research hospitals in the country with over 150 open clinical trials. More than one in three cancer patients attending the hospital takes part in a clinical trial.  We are a large, friendly team of around 50 research nurses and clinical trials assistants dedicated to supporting our patients through their cancer treatment.


As a Research Sister / Charge Nurse in the cancer research team, you would be responsible for:

Manage a team of clinical research staff.

  1. Provide specialist research and clinical care to research participants.

  2. Manage, coordinate and implement research projects.

  3. Support and encourage junior staff in developing expertise and skills in clinical research and other relevant areas.


We are looking for an experienced nurse with oncology, haematology or research experience who takes pride and ownership in giving a high standard of patient/participant centred care with great attention to detail.  Excellent interpersonal skills are required as is an ability to work independently and flexibly.


We are proud that every member of our team receives a detailed induction and training package specific to their needs, experience and job role.

Our dedicated education team and supportive leadership structure, ensures that our staff have the skills and knowledge to care for their patients and undertake research to the highest standards.  More information on the benefits of joining our UHS Clinical Research Team can be seen in the video link at the bottom of the advert.

We are able to develop fantastic relationships with our patients and their families. We are in a very fortunate position to be able to build trust and to support our patients with excellent follow-up and continuity of care.

As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.             

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and 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.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area, please find below a link to our website which offers guidance on finding accommodation:

The Trust is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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8 July 2020
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £31,365 - £37,890 per annum GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
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