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Specialty Cluster Administrator

National Institute of Health Research Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre Cancer, Surgery and Oral & Dental Health Specialty Cluster 

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to join a small team supporting the work of the National Institute for Health Research at a national level? Are you well organised, have excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy working in a fast paced and innovative environment? Are you passionate about patients in the UK having access to good quality clinical trials? 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Administrator who can provide comprehensive high quality administrative support to the Cancer, Surgery and Oral & Dental Specialty Cluster based at the NIHR Clinical Research Network’s National Coordinating Centre.

Your role will involve supporting our eight National Specialty Leads who are based across England and cover all aspects of research across the Cluster’s three specialties. You will provide responsive and flexible administrative support to the Specialty Cluster’s team and lead on the organisation of a range of national meetings including the Cancer, Surgery and Oral & Dental Health Specialty Groups. As part of a small team, you will liaise closely with other NIHR Clinical Research Network staff based in offices across England and interface with a wide range of customers and stakeholders. 

The role will involve dealing proactively and positively with people at all levels including clinicians, academics and managers across a wide variety of stakeholders including charities, the life sciences industry, Royal Colleges, the National Cancer Research Institute, the offices of the UK Devolved Administrations and other parts of the NIHR. You will be well organised with good interpersonal skills and an eye for detail. You will be adaptable and able to use your initiative to prioritise work to meet strict deadlines. The post will involve some travel within the UK to support national meetings.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Shamaila Anwar, Specialty Cluster Manager 

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6551, Email: 

Further Information: The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. We will be happy to consider job share applications and are committed to flexible working for all our employees.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  NIHR CRNCC
Section:  NIHR CRN CC Leeds Office
Category:  Administrative and Clerical Support
Grade:  Grade 5
Salary:  £22,659 to £26,243 p.a.
Working Time:  full-time (35 hours per week)
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (until 31 March 2022)
Release Date:  Monday 19 August 2019
Closing Date:  Monday 02 September 2019
Interview Date:  Wednesday 25 September 2019
Reference:  MHNCC1179
Downloads:  Candidate Brief   Additional Information  

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