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Project Support Officer

Health Sciences
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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
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Fixed term
25,941 - 31,866 a year
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Role Description


An opportunity has arisen for a Project Support Officer to work closely with researchers in the Martin House Research Centre ( This Centre, based in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York, is a collaboration with the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York (, the University of Leeds and Martin House Children’s Hospice ( The Centre aims is to undertake high quality research that will help to ensure that all children with life-limiting conditions and medical complexity and their families receive equitable, high quality care.


The Project Support Officer will work under the supervision of Professor Lorna Fraser and Dr Jo Taylor to provide research, administrative, and data management assistance for the NIHR HSDR funded End of Life study.

  • To support the setting up and co-ordination of NHS study sites; supporting recruitment and follow-up of families in the study

  • Assisting with collection of data from parents and clinicians

  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders (e.g. study team, steering group members, family and children’s services staff)

  • Project administration (e.g. collating, entering, storing, analysing, interpreting, and reporting on the data and study progress through the development and maintenance of datasets and reports, ensuring consistency, completeness and accuracy).

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • A levels or NVQ level 3 or equivalent experience  

  • BSc or BA in a relevant subject at grade 2:1 or above, (e.g., psychology, sociology, social work, social policy, education, health sciences), or equivalent experience is desirable

  • A good understanding of the research environment in which the University operates; working within data protection and ethical guidelines; and the requirements of good project co-ordination and administration .

  • An ability to communicate verbally and in writing with a broad range of people from different backgrounds including report writing skills and using a range of computer software packages including Microsoft Word, Excel

  • Project co-ordination skills, including keeping momentum in projects, liaising with relevant stakeholders, developing and maintaining project databases, and providing regular feedback on progress to stakeholders

  • An ability to work with and interpret quantitative data and experience in preparing and presenting statistical information and project reports

  • Good planning and organisational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines

  • Good documentation skills, including consistent accuracy and attention to detail

  • Able to use initiative to solve unusual or complex problems

  • Experience of working with groups of people and implementing administrative processes in a complex organisation/situation including group facilitation, maintaining stakeholder networks, organising, minuting and summarising outcomes from meetings and workshops

  • Experience of using project co-ordination skills to ensure successful delivery of project milestones

The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Baring Service check.

For informal inquiries: please contact Professor Lorna Fraser (


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