NISCHR Research Practice Mentor (South East Wales)

03 April 2014

Expressions of Interest 


NISCHR AHSC is inviting expressions of interest for the role of an additional Regional Mentor in South East Wales for NISCHR Research Practices as part of the Primary Care Research Incentive Scheme (PiCRIS). The role will cover General Practices engaged in research in the South East region of Wales. The applicants should have experience in participating in and/or managing research in primary care within NHS Wales. In conjunction with NISCHR AHSC, the Regional Mentor will attend meetings with the Research Practices and will be available to contact by telephone/email for advice and support. The Regional Mentor will provide advice on developing a sustainable research programme within a practice and creating a development plan to achieve this.   

In the first instance the role will run from April 2014 until 31st March 2015, which is concurrent with the funding being made available to General Practices under the Primary Care Research Incentive Scheme (PiCRIS 2013/14). The Regional Mentor will be identified directly by NISCHR AHSC through open competition. The NISCHR Research Practice Mentor will receive a reimbursement payment for the time and responsibility dedicated to their mentor activities. This will be the equivalent of one session a week (0.1wte) costed using the mid-point of NHS Band 7 salary scale. 

Individuals interested in the role should send an expression of interest, together with a CV, via email to Iain Reid iain.reid@wales.nhs.uk by the closing date of Thursday 10th April 2014.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an informal interview with NISCHR AHSC at our offices in Cardiff or by teleconference by prior arrangement. 

The National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR), Welsh Government commissions and funds an infrastructure to support excellence and capacity building in health and social care R&D across Wales. One part of the infrastructure is NISCHR Academic Health Science Collaboration (AHSC). One of NISCHR AHSC’s objectives is to work with others to develop capacity in the NHS to support high quality research. NISCHR, Welsh Government views primary care research as a key area of strength in Wales; additionally NISCHR AHSC has identified primary care as one of seven areas of research excellence in Wales, as outlined in the NISCHR AHSC strategy.