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Location:  Southampton Science Park, Chilworth
Salary:   £25,742 to £28,759
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 26 September 2023
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:  2439623VB

Do you want to work for an organisation making a real difference to our communities? Do you have strong administrative skills?  Then look no further! 

We are currently searching for an enthusiastic Administrator to come and join our friendly, welcoming team to help support us in delivering the mission of the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). 

Who are we?

The NIHR funds, enables and delivers world-leading health and social care research that improves people's health and wellbeing and promotes economic growth. Our research helps turn discoveries into new or improved treatments, diagnostics, medical technologies and services. It provides those working in the NHS, public health, global health and social care with the evidence they need to better support patients, the public and people who need care.

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 your team. 

Who are we looking for?

You will be joining an enthusiastic and cohesive team who are committed to adding maximum value to the management of health research. If you have an interest in supporting the development of Health and Care research in the UK could be advantageous. However, we will teach you what you need to know about research and are particularly looking for:

  • Excellent customer service and time management skills
  • Outstanding organisational skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Effective communication both written and verbal
  • Good understanding of the Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Proactive approach to work and team player 

Why join us?

Your dedication deserves recognition. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, encompassing generous annual leave, family-friendly policies, a robust pension plan, and more- the full details can be found here!

We also recognise our staff are at the heart of what we do so we make sure we look after you! Staff wellbeing is a key priority for us and this is reflected in our recent award as Top Medium Employer in the Mind Workplace Wellbeing awards, achieving Gold for the fourth year in a row! 

Our hybrid working approach helps you with your work life balance and offers you the chance to split your time between office and home working. We strive for cohesive and collaborative teams so our expectation is you spend around 20% of your time in the office. While the role is full-time, we value flexibility and may accommodate part-time arrangements up to 28 hours. 

To learn more about working in our teams visit our Join NIHR CC website, check out the video below

We value the diverse perspectives that enrich our teams. We warmly welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, recognizing that varied viewpoints propel our collective accomplishments and further the NIHR's mission.

Application Process: 

Click “Apply Online” to submit your application. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, email

Interviews will take place on 17th and 19th October 2023.

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Further details:

We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial backgrounds, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated on the job. 

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