Deputy Administrative Officer (Fixed term 12 Months)

University of Derby

Inspire, Innovate, Impact.

At the University of Derby, people are at the heart of everything we do. As a major, local employer we not only offer one of the region’s most competitive reward packages, but we are also constantly recognising and rewarding individual contribution, as well as helping to develop colleagues both personally and professionally. We take pride in being a really friendly, supportive and innovative workplace and we are genuinely committed to offering colleagues the opportunity to develop a fantastic, long-lasting career here with us.

We encourage applications from a diverse workforce who can help us achieve our desire to be the ambitious student’s natural choice for quality, support and achievement.

About the role

Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an extraordinary place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

The Health and Social Care Research Centre is the research centre for the College of Health and Social Care and works in partnership with our local NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups. The Centre offers a multi-disciplinary approach to academic and applied research and evaluation in the field of health and social care with the overall aim of building healthy, sustainable communities across Derbyshire. The disciplines currently represented in the Centre include primary care, public health, psychology, nursing, midwifery, allied health professions, arts and health and medicine. The Centre has three broad thematic areas of work:

  • Optimising individual health and wellbeing – enhancing the management, care and treatment of service users.
  • Promoting healthy communities – improving the health and wellbeing of local populations and communities.
  • Building and developing an effective health and social care workforce – including building the professional evidence base and transforming the roles of health and social care professionals.

The Deputy Administrative Officer role will play a lead role in ensuring the creation and maintenance of efficient systems and processes to support the Research Centre’s functions. The post holder will work with the Head of Centre and the Senior Lecturer to ensure that all projects are delivered on time and within the finances available. They will assist the lead investigators in bid preparation, research governance processes, project and financial management, and dissemination of project findings.


  • Accessible location; Derby is a thriving, multi-cultural city with easy access from any location within the UK
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Competitive, family friendly reward packages
  • Opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme
  • Discount savings scheme and extensive staff discounts on accredited courses for yourself or family to study here at the University
  • Cycle2Work scheme and subsidised travel
  • Vast programme of training courses and secondment opportunities

Application procedure

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