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Governance & Risk Support Officer

National Institute for Health and Care Research

Location: United Kingdom
Salary: £30,100 to £31,700 Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 16th November 2023
Closes: 14th January 2024

Company Description

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) is funded by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). We work in partnership with the NHS, universities, local government, other research funders, patients, and the public. 

Job Description

The Team: The Governance, Performance and Improvement is a small team of individuals who have primary and secondary responsibilities to mitigate against single points of failure. The team is responsible for ensuring that GMG delivers its services effectively and efficiently within corporate, customer and regulatory requirements.

Job purpose: The Governance & Risk Support Officer will report into the Senior Governance and Risk Manager (SGRM) with a dotted line reporting into the Assistant Director of GPI. Working closely with the Senior Governance and Risk Manager the role will provide a high standard of secretariat support and administration.

Key Responsibilities: Governance

Reviewing, proofreading, and collating papers for all the meetings that the role has been assigned ensuring the correct templates have been used and producing a final meeting pack for the meeting by the deadline.

Producing accurate and succinct minutes within 48 hours of the meeting ready to be approved by the relevant member of staff.

Work with the Director’s Support Office to ensure the effective scheduling of all meetings ahead of time, avoiding any overlaps and pinch points for the team.

Provide admin support to the GPI governance meetings i.e., setting up the agenda, taking notes and actions within the meeting.

Risk Management

Working closely with SGRM to ensure all risk registers are reviewed on a regular basis and updates made in accordance with discussions with the risk owners.

Provide admin support on risk assessments and risk evaluations at a corporate level.

Secondary Responsibilities

Provide ad hoc admin support based on capacity to the Senior CI and Project Manager, liaising with teams across GMG on the identification of process improvement opportunities, particularly in line with implementing best practice.

Provide ad hoc admin support to the Quality and Compliance Manager with internal audits.

Provide ad hoc admin support based on capacity to the Senior GPI Manager

Provide ad hoc admin support based on capacity to the Senior Information Governance Manager

Qualifications & Behaviours and Competencies Required:

Curious, tenacious, and questioning mind with an appetite to challenge the status quo.to ensure continuous improvement.

Proactive individual with a strong work ethos

Excellent written skills with emphasis on attention to detail

Good communication and influencing skills with an ability to develop strong relationships.

Strong organisation, time management and prioritisation skills.

Required Knowledge, Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Educated to degree level
  • Experience of taking accurate notes including actions and decisions
  • Experience of writing succinct minutes and papers to a high standard
  • Experience of proof reading and demonstrating strong attention to detail.
  • An understanding of academic and/or research activities in science
  • Microsoft Office, G Suite, and project management software
  • Identifying and implementing improvement opportunities

NB: This is an office based, home working (hybrid) role with an expectation for all employees to attend our offices a minimum of 4 days a month, which might increase, subject to team requirements.

Applications: If interested, please apply with your CV, with the cover letter attached in the same document. Via the apply button above. 

We recommend you apply at the earliest opportunity, as we will be shortlisting and interviewing on an ongoing basis

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