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Study Research Nurse Facilitators – London area

Variable Hours contract £18.42 to £23.80 per hour depending on experience plus holiday entitlement.

The Study

The study will be run in 3 areas across the UK (London, West Midlands and north east England).
Successful applicants will be trained to deliver the intervention, which comprises:
• A three day group programme, typically from 10am-3pm a week or two apart, co-delivered with a lay facilitator;
• Two one-to-one consultations with each participant to discuss and agree on an opioid tapering plan for the participant
• Two follow-up telephone consultations per participant.
Full training will be given for all components of the intervention, over three days at Queen Mary University of London (September 2017, dates to be confirmed).
For more information about the study, please see

The People

We are currently recruiting nurse facilitators to co-deliver a group self-management intervention in community settings in and around the London region. Nurse facilitators will join the London I-WOTCH team based at Queen Mary University London; successful candidates will be given an opportunity to determine which areas you are willing and able to work in. Please clearly state on your application which parts of the London region you are prepared to travel to and work in.
A flexible approach is required to hours of work, which is offered on a variable hours basis to suit the nature of the intervention programmes.


The primary responsibility of the post-holder is to deliver the study intervention in co-ordination with the I-WOTCH Trial team and the trained I-WOTCH lay facilitator.
• Implement the I-WOTCH self-management programme activities in and around London according to the I-WOTCH facilitator training manual
• Attend training days and supervisory support sessions as requested
• To communicate efficiently with the study team to ensure adequate supplies of all intervention materials
• Ensure that all trial documentation is completed and stored according to the I-WOTCH training manual and nurse facilitator manual and I-WOTCH study protocol, including reporting of any serious/adverse events
• Ensure compliance with MRC Good Clinical Practice, the Research Governance Framework, CSP Code of Professional Conduct and ICH Good Clinical Practice
• Ensure that the study is undertaken in accordance with the terms approved by the Research Ethics Committee and the appropriate NHS Research and Development Department (R&D).
• Travel to and work in community locations across London
• Undertake other appropriate duties as requested by the I-WOTCH team leader and/or trial manager

Person Specification

• Qualified Nurse, currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
• Interest in research
• Knowledge and/or experience of working in chronic pain and/or opioid reduction
• Ability to take responsibility and work on own initiative
• Ability to work autonomously or within a team
• Ability to work strictly to study Standard Operating Procedures and Guidelines
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Good organisational skills
• Good IT skills (Word, Outlook, internet use)
• Willingness and ability to travel in and around London
You will be required to hold a research passport and have enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance prior to the start of employment. These will be organised via the I-WOTCH team at the University of Warwick. Return of the necessary documentation will therefore be essential prior to the start of working.


• Experience of facilitating or presenting to groups
• An interest in long-term pain or self-management approaches
• Research experience
• Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training

How to apply

Warwick Clinical Trials Unit is also currently advertising for a research nurse role for another study called CHESS (Chronic Headache Education and Self-management Study). Applicants are welcome to apply for both positions.
For an informal discussion, please email:
• To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the selection criteria to:
• Closing dates for applications: 28th August 2017. Likely interview dates: week commencing 11th September 2017. • Please clearly state on your application which parts of the region you are prepared to travel to and work in.