Cochrane UK job opportunity: Programme Support Officer

Programme Support Officer - band 5

Main area: UK Cochrane Centre
Grade: band 5
Contract: Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref: 321-NG-0334
Site: Summertown, Oxford
Town: Oxford
Salary: £21,692 to £28,180 pa
Closing date: 16 October 2015 23:59
Cochrane UK is seeking an organized and enthusiastic individual to join our team at the UK Cochrane Centre in the role of Programme Support Officer. This is a key role within a small, friendly team, providing vital support and co-ordination to our training programme and the communication and dissemination of trusted healthcare evidence.

Main responsibilities include general office administration, e-mail and diary management, organization of our training programmes, events management, including our annual conference and organization of clinical administration support.

Essential requirements:

• Excellent planning and organizational skills 
• Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work autonomously to find solutions
• Keen interest in learning new skills 

This is a full-time band 5, NHS employed position, based in Summertown, Oxford. It would suit a highly motivated individual, who works well as part of a team, is adaptable, enjoys communicating with a wide range of people and is keen to contribute to a global effort to produce reliable, accessible healthcare evidence.

Cochrane is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health. We are a not-for-profit organization with contributors from more than 120 countries working together to produce credible, accessible health information that is free from commercial sponsorship and other conflicts of interest. We do this by producing reviews that summarize the best available evidence generated through research to inform decisions about health. 

Cochrane UK is one of 14 Cochrane Centres around the world supporting the global work of Cochrane. Cochrane UK is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and hosted by the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. The centre supports the production of Cochrane systematic reviews through a learning and development programme. We aim to maximize the impact of Cochrane reviews by disseminating the findings widely to health professionals, researchers, commissioners, the public, charities and the media, through social media, events, presentations and partnerships.
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