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Senior Business Administrator - NIHR BioResource for Translational Research (Fixed Term)

Do you want to use your HR and Business Administration skills to help improve people's lives?

The NIHR BioResource is recruiting a Senior Business Administrator to manage our HR and administrative functions, including line management of the Business Administration Team. Reporting to the Business Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring the efficient and effective operation of the team.

About NIHR BioResource:

Our mission is to facilitate human health research and its transformation into medical practice. The NIHR BioResource is a unique and powerful resource for studying disease mechanisms and for investigating the links between genes, the environment, health and disease, enabling scientific discoveries as well as facilitating translational medicine for the benefit of patients.

Further details can be found on our website

About the job:

As the Senior Business Administrator you will be responsible for:

  • Managing the NIHR BioResource Administration Office
  • Managing HR related activities, including staff recruitment
  • Managing our office space and infrastructure
  • Providing support to the Business Manager

About you:

Ideally you will have:

  • Experience in a Senior Administrative Role, ideally in a higher education or public sector setting
  • Experience in an HR role, including staff recruitment
  • Excellent level of organisational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in the management of staff

What we offer:

The University offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, family friendly policies, a generous pension scheme and 41 days' annual holiday (inclusive of public holidays). We encourage career development by providing extensive training and development opportunities.

This appointment is full-time, 37 hours per week; 80% part-time will be considered. Work - life balance is important, and we are open to discussion on flexible working, including hybrid working.

The post is available on a fixed-term basis until 30 November 2024 in the first instance. NIHR BioResource is funded by the National Institute for Health & Care Research (NIHR) on a 5-year funding cycle. It has been announced recently that NIHR BioResource will receive new funding for the next 5-year period.

Our offices are on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus CB2 0QQ (approximately 2 miles south of the city centre).

See the Further Information link below for full details and Person Specification.

We encourage informal queries about the job or the application process - please contact Nigel Seaber, Business Manager

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 November 2024 in the first instance.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Closing Date: 31st August 2022

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference RB32502 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information

Apply online