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Administrator

NETSCC

Location:  Southampton Science Park, Chilworth
Salary:   £20,675 to £24,461
1x Full Time Permanent 1x Full Time, Fixed Term (12 months - maternity cover)
Closing Date:  Tuesday 22 June 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1386321VB

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC) / Wessex Institute 

Why Wessex Institute? 

The Wessex Institute is a large enterprise unit within the Faculty of Medicine (University of Southampton), and is focused on providing high quality, practice-based research evidence to support decision makers in health and social care. Our capabilities are broad, ranging from public/patient involvement in research, priority setting, research funding, managing the delivery of research, publishing and disseminating research findings. Wessex Institute offers excellent benefits including generous holidays, flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to develop your career in a professional and friendly working environment. 

Equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making Wessex Institute a vibrant, proud and successful organisation. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, with the belief that excellence will be achieved through recognising the value of every individual. The University of Southampton is an institution in the top one percent of world universities and has an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities. 

Staff at the Wessex Institute are currently working remotely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and it is likely that the successful candidate will also be required to. Once the threat from COVID-19 lessens and the Wessex Institute re-opens its physical workplace, some remote and flexible working will be considered on an individual basis, depending on team roles, locations and logistics. 

About the role 

As an Administrator you will provide comprehensive, effective and efficient administrative support, including diary management, meetings and events organisation, accurate record keeping and data entry using various electronic information management systems. 

You will communicate confidently with a range of external stakeholders, including suppliers, senior clinicians, academics, patient and public representatives. You will also answer queries and act as the first point of contact for generic queries for the team. 

You should have sound administrative experience, strong IT skills, and an interest in supporting the development of health research in the UK. You will be joining an enthusiastic and cohesive team who are committed to adding maximum value to the management of health research. 

The University of Southampton offers excellent benefits including generous holidays, flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to develop your career in a professional and friendly working environment. 

The University Science Park offers a pleasant, spacious and green working environment, with plenty of free parking, on-site childcare facilities, coffee shop and good transport access, including a regular commuter bus link. 

There are two roles available. One Full Time, Permanent and one Full Time, Fixed Term (12 months) for maternity cover.

Who is Wessex Institute? 

Wessex Institute is home to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC), and is responsible for managing around £150m of new research funding each year, with an active portfolio of around £1bn. Funded by the Department of Health and Social Care, NETSCC manages six national and international research funding programmes on behalf of the NIHR. The NETSCC contract is the largest enterprise contract held by the University of Southampton and is administered by the Wessex Institute. 

If you have the relevant expertise and experience with a keen interest to support cutting-edge enterprise activity and managing contract delivery, then we would like to hear from you. 

For an informal discussion, please contact: Mark Townsend m.r.townsend@soton.ac.uk 

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Annabelle Trimm (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk  Please quote reference 1386321VB on all correspondence. 

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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