Research & Policy Team Assistant (RPTA03/24)

We're looking for a self-motivated and highly organised person to be our new Research & Policy Team Assistant.


Job reference: RPTA03/24

Closing date: 06/05/2024 - 23:59

Salary: £29,420 per annum

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Full-time; part-time/flexible working considered

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Are you interested in working for a charity aiming to improve evidence for better health and social care in the UK?  Are you a self-motivated and highly organised person? Do you enjoy developing effective working relationships within and across teams? If so, come and join the team at the Nuffield Trust.

You may have prior experience in administrative or team coordinator role. More importantly, you will possess exceptional attention to detail, problem-solving abilities, and strong interpersonal skills. You'll need to smoothly manage competing priorities with flexibility, diligence, and a friendly demeanour.

This role presents an exciting chance for someone with these relevant skills to immerse themselves in the realm of public policy and research. If you're eager to develop your skills and grow in a supportive and dynamic environment, we encourage you to apply.

You’ll spend your time:

  • Supporting the team (including Directors and Deputy Directors) with diary management, travel arrangements, accommodation, conference registrations, and expense claims
  • Organising and supporting relevant internal and external meetings, including a regular programme of lunch time learning sessions
  • Providing administrative support for research and policy project work, including proofreading, collating, data entry and maintaining electronic files as required
  • Working with other operational team members to provide general support across the Nuffield Trust.

We’d really like to meet you if you:

  • Enjoy working flexibly and having the opportunity to carry out a wide range of tasks
  • Work calmly under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Have strong IT skills, particularly Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrate first-rate organisational skills and the ability to plan ahead and prioritise multiple tasks effectively in order to meet deadlines.

To learn more about the role, please download a copy of the Candidate Brief.

To apply, please go to The Nuffield Trust Recruitment site and complete the online application process before midnight on Monday 6 May.

Please note that the 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 statement of suitability for the post.

Candidates may be asked to complete a short competency test as part of the assessment process.

Offers of employment will be conditional upon the receipt of two satisfactory references. Applicants must also have the right to work in the UK. For further information please visit the UKVI website.

The Nuffield Trust 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, marital/civil partnership status, pregnancy, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion/belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Strictly no agencies.