Co-ordinator - Research and Development (closes noon 04/ 02/ 2011)
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - London

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The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) was formed on 1 April 2005, when the National Institute for Clinical Excellence took on the functions of the Health Development Agency to create a single excellence-in-practice organisation responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health.PLEASE NOTE: YOU ARE ONLY ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS VACANCY IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY DIRECTLY EMPLOYED WITHIN THE POOL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH'S EXECUTIVE AGENCY, EXECUTIVE NON DEPARTMENTAL BODIES AND SPECIAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES OR ARE DIRECTLY EMPLOYED BY A STRATEGIC HEALTH AUTHORITY OR A PRIMARY HEALTH CARE TRUST.APPLICATIONS FROM THOSE NOT LISTED IN THE ABOVE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.907-488 Co-ordinator - Research and DevelopmentBand 5Based in LondonThe Clinical and Public Health Directorate leads on research and development to improve the methods that NICE uses to develop guidance, and encourages partners to commission research relevant to the work of NICE.Job summaryThe Research and Development Coordinator (R&D Coordinator) will coordinate a range of activities within the R&D Team. The post holder will provide administrative support to the both the Clinical and Public Health Director and R&D Associate Director. The R&D Coordinator will need to show junior planning and project management skills including the ability to update and maintain project plans and processes. Other areas of responsibility will include organising meetings, Technical Forums/ ad hoc workshops, monitoring budgets and responsibility for organising and booking travel arrangements.Closing date: 4th February at NOON - no late applications will be acceptedInterviews: taking place 8th March 2011 in LondonNo agencies please.The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued.

Personal development is also considered a priority and is supported through extensive training and development opportunities open to all employees.Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification attached, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.Please note that should we experience a high level of interest in the post, the vacancy will be expired early.Shortlisted candidates will be contacted as soon as possible after the closing date. If you have not been contacted within two to three weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview.The Institute values and is working towards equality and diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. We also promote flexible working to help staff achieve a healthy work life balance.