RSS Co-ordinator

Lancaster University
June 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:£25,138 to £28,759
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RSS Co-ordinator

Health Research Location: Bailrigg, Lancaster, UK Salary: £25,138 to £28,759 (Full time, indefinite with end date contract) Closing Date: Wednesday 19 June 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 0523-24-R

Lancaster University in collaboration with the Universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan is host to one of the eight National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Research Support Service (RSS) centres. This is a new national research initiative providing seamless access to research support, advice, design and collaboration, from pre- application to post-application for researchers working across the remit of NIHR in England. The centre has also been designated as the national RSS Social Care Specialist Centre.

We are offering an exciting opportunity to support our new service developments through the appointment to our Service Co-ordinator role. This is a busy and varied role that will help shape our new service administrative structures and processes in collaboration with other members of the Central Co-ordinating team and with other RSS centres nationally. You will contribute to the delivery of operational excellence across all service activities and workstreams by successfully coordinating high quality administrative support including the effective co-ordinating of client facing activities and events as well as support for the service public contributors and public involvement activities.

We are looking for someone who enjoys dealing with varied enquiries on a day- to-day basis being the pivotal role of being the initial point of contact for our service, having excellent administrative skills for servicing meetings and support the planning and organisation of events (face to face and online) and excels with maintaining precise records of activity.

You must be able to demonstrate experience of working in an administrative role able to manage administrative processes.

The Faculty provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, promoting a healthy work-life balance. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education.

Lancaster University is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research. Our scientists and students work in close collaboration with internal and external parties to solve global social challenges. Our research increasingly takes place in multidisciplinary teams, which are strongly intertwined with international networks. With our research impact and thanks to the high quality of education, Lancaster University can compete with the top European universities. We put our values to respect each other, build strong communities and create positive change at the heart of what we do.

We are proactive in engagement with our staff to help us understand the lived experiences of our university community and to understand how we are doing in creating a fairer and more inclusive University. Our multi-faith Chaplaincy Centre is a welcoming place for people of all faiths and none. It includes facilities for the Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam and Jewish faiths and also a Muslim Prayer Room.

The position is available for immediate start and we are open to discussing flexible working arrangements including working week and days/hours worked and flexible start and finish times. Remote working will also be considered but attendance at Lancaster University will be required on an agreed basis.

You will join us on an indefinite contract however the role remains contingent on external funding which at this time is due to come to an end on 30th September 2028.

For informal enquiries: please contact Sarah Fallon, RSS Programme Manager [email protected].

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