Project Officer - HSR UK

Posted 2023.01.06
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Are you an experienced project coordinator with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills? Are you persuasive and confident, with the ability to set and negotiate deadlines? Do you want to work with leading researchers and organisations who aim to make a difference to the development of health services research in the UK and internationally?

Project Officer

Ref: PO02/23

Remuneration: c£35,810 per annum, pro rata

Location: Central London, home/hybrid working.  The post holder will usually work from home, but working from the London office will be possible, within current restrictions. Occasional travel to meetings and events in other parts of the UK may also be required.

Contract type: Full time (35 hours), part time considered. Permanent.

Closing date: 23:59 Sunday 12 February

Interview date: Wednesday 1 March

With more than 40 organisational members, and a flagship annual conference, we are the collective voice of health services research in the UK. Our aims are to:

  • Convene and connect producers and users of health services research in the UK, building links across Europe and globally
  • Support evidence-based policy and practice in the NHS and social care, helping to mobilise health services research, build capacity and make an impact
  • Influence policy leaders and funders to improve the profile and landscape of health services research, enabling it to thrive

Working as part of a small but busy team, you will lead and support the management and delivery of a wide range of projects, working closely with HSR UK board members and external stakeholders. You will contribute to writing funding proposals, undertake project management activities and carry out desk research as required (such as literature reviews or surveys).

We’d really like to meet you if you have:

  • Experience of managing small to medium size projects such as research reports and events, including planning, budgeting, tracking progress and evaluation
  • The ability to create or make us of project management tools
  • Excellent organisation skills, with the ability to work remotely from colleagues and on your own initiative
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience of building collaborative relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

You will be employed by HSR UK, but based in the offices of the Nuffield Trust, one of the UK’s most influential health policy think-tanks. You will play a full part as a member of staff and can access the opportunities for development at the Nuffield Trust. 

Informal enquiries should be directed to Cat Chatfield, Director, HSR UK ([email protected]).

To apply, and for the full job description and person specification, please go to The Nuffield Trust Recruitment site and complete the online application process. Your cover letter should outline why you feel you are a suitable candidate for this post, including specific examples of relevant skills and experience which you might bring to the position. Submit your application by 23:59 on Sunday 12 February at the latest. Applications may close early depending on the volume of applications, so do apply early!

Please note: diversity monitoring questions are optional and will not be shared with the selection panel. The selection panel will only have access to your CV and your cover letter.

Offers of employment will be conditional upon the receipt of two satisfactory references and proof of the right to work in the UK.

HSR UK is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We wish to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and appointed solely on their suitability for the post irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Strictly no agencies.