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Lead Research Nurse - 3 Year FTC

£62,821 - £70,584 Per Annum
Job description
About The Role
Closing Date: 23rd November
Contract: 3 Years FTC
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.
We are here for anyone affected by dementia to help them navigate some of the hardest and most frightening times of their lives.
To help us achieve our far-reaching ambition to give help and hope to all, we are excited to appoint a Lead Research Nurse.
This crucial new role will manage the Alzheimer's Society national research nurse programme. An opportunity for Alzheimer’s Society to work across organisational and professional boundaries to facilitate the recruitment and care for patients in clinical trials.
Reporting to the Associate Director of Research and Innovation you will collaborate closely with the Dementia Translational Research Collaboration coordinated through University College London, but you will also be expected to work with colleagues in fundraising, influencing and communications departments.
You will work with the Alzheimer's Society research nurses to publicise and promote the work of Alzheimer’s Society amongst patients, professionals, and the public. There will be a particularly strong connection with the Head of Involvement and the broader work of research participation.
This is a fantastic opportunity to lead the way in helping deliver this unique work supporting our Help and Hope strategy. We look forward to meeting you!
Alzheimer's Society have recently been named on the Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023! We have achieved excellent scores for workplace happiness, pride, and job satisfaction. This is a fantastic achievement and we're incredibly proud as this is fantastic indication of how far we’ve travelled over the past few years.
We would love to welcome more outstanding people to join our exciting journey to make the greatest difference for people affected by dementia.
About you

- We are seeking a passionate individual, with proven experience of nursing practice and clinical research.
- You will be Determined to make a difference when and where it matters most. A Trusted Expert who believes in working Better Together and demonstrates true Compassion.
- You will be a strong leader with a clear vision of how to guide and support your team to reach your objectives.
- An ability to develop and deliver a new research nurse network will be crucial, as will the ability to communicate across a range of stakeholders to maximise impact.
- This role will enable you to further your already outstanding career and join an organisation that will support and encourage you to create the foundation for a new and exciting arm of the services that Alzheimer’s Society provides to all those living with dementia.

Person specification: 

- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
- Work collaboratively and be able to prioritise your workload effectively and remain solution focussed throughout your areas of work.
- Strong interpersonal and interpretation skills will allow you to have open jargon-free conversations with the business.
- Excellent organisational and timekeeping skills.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Be a team player, supporting colleagues when there are deadlines, and who knows when to ask for help themselves.
- Be a self-starter and incredibly motivated.

About Alzheimer's Society
At Alzheimer's Society, we believe passionately that life doesn't end when dementia begins. We are here for anyone affected by dementia, and we do everything we can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most.
Everything we do is shaped by people affected by dementia. Their knowledge and experience are critical to bringing about real-world solutions. From choosing the most promising research through to telling their stories to raise awareness; they are the heart of this organisation.
Our Values
We are Determined to make a difference when and where it matters most, by being passionate, focussed and making a lasting impact for people affected by dementia.
Every one of us is a Trusted expert, listening, learning and using evidence and experience. We are Better together by being open, combining our strengths, helping us to achieve more together. We are Compassionate, we are kind and honest, and we don’t shy away from challenges.

Through our values we will make the greatest difference for people affected by dementia.
Equal Opportunities
We want everyone we work with, as a colleague, volunteer, supporter, or someone we support, to feel included and that they belong at Alzheimer's Society.
We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do. During your recruitment process we want to make sure that you bring your whole self and be at your best.
Posted on: 09 November 2023
Closed date: 24 November 2023 at 00:00
Job ref: 1404
Tags: Social Care/Development