Senior Administrator

Southampton, United Kingdom
£28,929 to £33,348 Pro rata per annum
16 May 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Location: Highfield Campus
Salary: £28,929 to £33,348 Pro rata per annum
Part Time 7 hpw, Fixed Term to 31/01/2025
Closing Date: Monday 12 June 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 2289123CF

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Administrator to support work on an NIHR ARC Wessex supported and Great Foundations grant funded study “OFFLOAD Project: Development of a decision aid for offloading decision selection for people with diabetic foot ulceration” within our Long-Term Conditions research theme.

In this project we will co-develop a decision aid (DA), alongside service users, clinicians, and other industry stakeholders to support off-loading device selection for people living with diabetic foot ulceration. DA development will be undertaken in accordance with the International Patient Decision Aid Standards and will likely contain information about a) the decision to be made, b) option risks and benefits, c) related values, and d) decision next steps. We will also undertake workforce readiness analysis, evaluated through a) scoping literature review, b) national workforce survey, and c) stakeholder focus group about workforce capability development training needs, and implementation recommendations. It is expected that this programme of work will lead to full trial with a view to future implementation into healthcare services at scale.

Candidates should have relevant professional experience in project administration and ideally be familiar with working within the field of health care. Candidates should demonstrate wide experience in research/improvement project administrative support. The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience of administrative activities relevant to the set-up, conduct, and dissemination of improvement projects. Experience in senior project management is desirable. They will need to demonstrate an ability to organise their own workload, plan activities to a high standard and work to deadlines and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Registered clinicians with demonstrable equivalent experience in administrative and improvement methods within their clinical post, seeking to gain research experience, will also be considered for this role.

ARC Wessex is an organisation funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) with a remit to support applied health and care research that responds to, and meets, the needs of local populations and local health and care systems. The NIHR ARC Wessex is one of 15 ARCs across England, part of a £135 million investment by the NIHR to improve the health and care of patients and the public within and beyond the Wessex region.

ARC Wessex conducts applied health research with the aims to improve outcomes for patients and public; improve quality, delivery and efficiency of health and care services; increase the sustainability of health and care systems locally and nationally, through collaborative partnership. It has four thematic programmes of work: Ageing and Dementia, Healthy Communities, Long Term Conditions and Workforce & Health systems. We have a close relationship with our stakeholders within the region, which include a wide range of NHS organisations, local universities, charities, local authorities and others.

The post is available on a 0.2 WTE basis, until 31st January 2025, and will be based at the School of Health Sciences, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton. The employing organisation is the University of Southampton which offers a competitive salary, pension scheme and other benefits. Secondment from clinical roles may be considered.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Lindsey Cherry (

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 2289123CF on all correspondence. 

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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