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Research Group Administrator

Health Sciences
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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Full or part-time (see job details)
Contract status
Fixed term
26,341 a year (reduced pro-rata) - 32,344 a year (reduced pro-rata)
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Research Group Administrator

Department of Health Sciences

The Epidemiology & Cancer Statistics Group (ECSG), which is based in the Department of Health Sciences at York, is looking for an enthusiastic research group administrator to work as part of our multi-disciplinary team of researchers, study nurses, and IT staff. You will manage administrative processes and procedures to ensure the smooth running of ECSG, and provide support to research staff working on various on-going programmes and projects. The role involves overseeing and updating social media sites and websites, and monitoring, updating and reporting on: research outputs from individual studies; study permissions granted by regulatory authorities; and standard operating procedures (SOPs). You will be highly organised and efficient, capable of multi-tasking across different projects and groups of people, and able to meet deadlines. You will liaise with staff across Health Sciences, attend meetings, and update members of ECSG about relevant issues and recognise the importance of confidentiality and data protection and work according to ECSG, Health Sciences and University of York criteria in these areas.


We welcome applicants from a wide-range of backgrounds, and the post is available on a full-time or part-time basis (minimum 0.6 FTE)



To manage all aspects of the administrative processes and procedures underpinning the activities of a large research group based within a busy Department.


Condition of Employment

As this role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, all applicants will be asked to declare both unspent and spent convictions on their application form. Appointment will be conditional on an DBS check.


Skills, Experience & Qualification needed


  • A level, NVQ level3, BTEC or relevant apprenticeship (e.g. business administration or project management)
  • Experience of working in an administrative and/or project support role in a busy office within a large/complex organisation
  • Able to sustain project momentum, provide progress reports to stakeholders, and consistently produce work that is of a high standard.
  • Strong skills in social media and other public forms of information dissemination.
  • Able to concisely summarise information accurately, communicate verbally and in writing with a range of people from different backgrounds, and convey technical concepts to a non-specialist audience.
  • Experience of organising events and meetings for various professional and lay audiences.
  • Good working knowledge of Google and Microsoft Office applications (including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).
  • Good numeracy and IT skills, and knowledge of administrative procedures.
  • Effectively organise and prioritise own work, manage diaries, follow procedures, meet deadlines and multi-task.
  • Recognise the importance of confidentiality and data protection
  • Able to use own initiative and work as part of a team.


Interview date:  TBC

For informal enquiries: please contact Eve Roman: 01904 321882; 


The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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