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Band 5 Lead Research Support Officer

Band 5

Main area
Research & Development
Band 5
Fixed term: 12 months
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
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R&D Department, Blackberry Hill Hospital
From £24,907 per annum
Salary period
18/05/2021 23:59
Interview date


We currently have a vacancy for a Lead Research Support Officer to work in the Trust’s Research and Development (R&D) Office. We are a small friendly department but with an important function in the Trust. This is an interesting opportunity to provide administrative, governance and grant development support to the R&D Office in its role of supporting research with AWP staff and external researchers in our region.


The post supports the Trust’s R&D Department who provide research governance for over 100 projects each, with research income of over £2m. The post provides an essential input into ensuring Trust compliance with research governance, and is often a point of first contact with the R&D Office.


The post holder will support the R&D Department (including the R&D Director, Associate Director, Research Managers and Researchers) in raising the profile of research within the Trust and increasing the Trust’s involvement in national research. This will also include assisting the R&D Department in the implementation of research within the Trust and driving forward our research agenda. The successful candidate will ideally have experience of working within research in the NHS and have an understanding of how R&D departments function and their requirements, although full training will be provided.


The Trust’s R&D Office is based in Bristol at the Blackberry Hill site which is shared with the UWE Glenside campus. The office includes the Director, Associate Director, Research Managers, Research Nurses/Practitioner, and project/admin staff. Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust is a large research active Trust with strong links with three local universities, part of the West of England Clinical Research Network, Bristol Health Partners and the West of England Academic Health Science Network.


This is a Full Time Post. Part Time (30 Hours) may be considered.

Please note: Interviews will be held remotely via video teleconferencing on 28th May 2021.



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Applicant requirements

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Krist Noonan
Job title
R&D Operations Manager
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Additional information

For further details / informal visits contact:

Krist Noonan (Krist.noonan@nhs.net)