EC1N, London

£24,000 per year

Contract, Full-time

About the organisation

Arthritis causes pain, fatigue and isolation for 10 million people in the UK every single day. It can impact on the ability to work, our relati... Read more

Job Description

Location: London
Hours: Full time 35 hours per week
Salary: £25,000pa (London)
Benefits: Read more about what we offer on our website
Contract type: 1 year fixed term contract
Travel: occasional travel to our Chesterfield Office
Closing date: by 0900 on 28th August 2019

Download the job description and person specification from our website

Summary

Are you passionate about giving people a voice in health research? We’re looking for a skilled, motivated and committed administrator to join our friendly team and support our work ensuring the opinions of people affected by arthritis are rooted in all our research endeavours.

About the role

People affected by arthritis are at the heart of our charity. In the Research Directorate their voice is integrated through our network of over 50 patient insight partners who volunteer their time to ensure that the research we fund has the potential to change lives.

The Research Involvement Administrator will act as the main contact for our patient insight partners,  coordinating and supporting their activities across the charity.  We are looking for a highly responsive, friendly and flexible team member who can help us in our ambition to grow our research involvement services. You will also provide some general administrative support to the wider research liaison and evaluation team.

It is a hugely exciting time for Involvement at Versus Arthritis. As a merged charity, we are bringing together Arthritis Research UK’s reputation for pioneering ways to involve people in research with Arthritis Care’s expertise in working in partnership with people with lived experience of arthritis at scale.

Key requirements

Alongside your commitment to providing excellent customer service to our partners and colleagues you will bring:

  • Proven experience of providing excellent administrative support
  • Excellent organizational skills with demonstrable ability to plan and prioritise workload
  • A strong empathy with the needs of people affected by Arthritis
  • Excellent IT skills, specifically MS Office applications and internet navigation

How to apply

To apply you MUST submit:

  1. a concise, up-to-date CV
  2. along with a completed supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the key requirements set out in the job description and person specification
  3. Please include where you’ve seen this role advertised

Email your completed application by 28th August 2019 via the link on our website.

Interviews

First interviews expected: 5th September 2019 in Farringdon, London


About us

Arthritis causes pain, fatigue and isolation for 17.8 million people in the UK every single day. It can impact on the ability to work, our relationships and take away our independence. We don’t accept this.

We are Versus Arthritis. We are volunteers, healthcare professionals, researchers and friends, all doing everything we can to push back against arthritis. We’re reaching out to everybody with the information and support they need, funding vital research and changing the way society sees arthritis. Together we’ll keep running, researching, influencing, volunteering, advising, chatting, baking, listening.  We won’t stop until no-one has to tolerate living with the pain, fatigue and isolation of arthritis. 

Join us and use your skills, knowledge, passion and energy to help us defy arthritis.

Read more about what we do, working for us and what we offer on our website.

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Versus Arthritis is a Registered Charity No: 207711 and in Scotland No. SC041156