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Location:  Southampton Science Park, Chilworth
Salary:   £25,742 to £28,759 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 09 October 2023
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:  2440023VB

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

We are currently searching for an enthusiastic PA/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 well being 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:

The post holder will provide comprehensive, effective and efficient PA/administrative support to members of the senior leadership group and their teams. The key duties of this role are:

  • Full Diary management 
  • Arranging travel and accommodation when necessary
  • Answering general queries 
  • Managing regular external relationships
  • Assisting with ad hoc administration tasks for the senior leadership group
  • Organising meetings and assisting with practical arrangements such as preparing/distributing agendas, setting up rooms and taking minutes

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who is reliable and pragmatic in their approach to work. Some of the key attributes we are looking for are: 

  • Previous experience in a PA role may be advantageous
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Able to work autonomously and demonstrate initiative
  • Organised with superb attention to detail
  • Able to prioritise their work and mange across workflows
  • Confident using Microsoft office software
  • Experienced in diary management. 
  • Able to maintain confidentiality 

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

For an informal discussion please contact 

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.

Interviews will be held on 25th and 27th October 2023.

Application Procedure 

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on  +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Quote the advert reference 2440023VB on all correspondence. 

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Further details:

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcome applicants who supports our mission of inclusivity.

Apply by midnight on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or quoting the job number.

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