Administrator, PenARC

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Exeter, ENGLAND
Deadline: 13 Feb 2023

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences - Health and Community Sciences

This part-time (0.5 FTE) post is available immediately on a fixed term two year contract with a possibility of further extension.

This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on the St Luke’s campus and some from home.

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

This role may be subject to additional background screening.

About the role

The role will provide administrative support to the PenCHORD research group. PenCHORD is a team of researchers that use data science and OR techniques to model healthcare services.

A primary focus of the role will be to support the HSMA programme, a training and mentoring scheme that builds analytical and modelling skills within health, social care and the police. The role will be responsible for keeping accurate records of current and previous HSMA cohorts, and support the HSMA leads, and the PenCHORD Research and Operations Manager, with development of a communications and marketing plan to collate and promote case studies and examples of impact from the programme.

About the team

This post is situated within the Project Support Team of PenARC. The team, which includes colleagues from the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, provides operational, programme management and administrative support to the wider PenARC research group. 

The post is funded by and will work within, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) South West Peninsula, often referred to as PenARC ( https://www.arc - ) , in the University of Exeter’s College of Medicine and Health ( ) .

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022).  

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City .

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 39 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further Information

Please contact Chrissie Walker, PenCHORD Research and Operations Manager:

The College is proud to have a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment and impact to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects.  Our Inspiring Stories tell you more about how we support our staff, including through a mentoring programme to help our staff learn from the professional and life experience of colleagues and explore opportunities and actions for career progression. 

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