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Research Officer

Northampton, Northamptonshire
£27,741 pa
Closing date
25 Nov 2021

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£25,000 - £29,999
Policy & Research
Health & Medical
Full Time
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Research Officer
Hours: 37 hours per week (full-time)
Salary: £27,741
Location: Northampton, NN4 7BF (hybrid working will be considered up to 60:40 split between office : home)


This rewarding post oversees the exciting research portfolio of this Psoriasis charity. The organisation is a busy charity offering authoritative, reliable, quality information, advice and support for people whose lives are affected by psoriasis, raising awareness of psoriasis, and promoting and funding research into psoriasis. 

They are a small but high performing team that is trusted and respected in the research community and the wider dermatology community the charity work within. 

You will oversee all aspects of the research grant award and monitoring process, including managing a panel of lay reviewers, and work alongside the communications department to promote and highlight the research supported and funded by the charity.

Principal Roles:

  • Manage the processing of grant applications, ensuring that the charity continues to attract high quality proposals and achieve high standards in their assessment.  The work required as part of this process includes guidance for applicants, collating all reviewer feedback, undertaking quantitative and qualitative analysis of scores and feedback to inform discussion at the meetings of the Medical and Research Committee.
  • Oversee annual Researchfish impact data gathering for all relevant grants and report on findings.
  • Work alongside the Communications Department to promote the research funded by the charity.

Key Duties

  • To provide support to the Chief Executive and Finance Officer on administering the ongoing awarding and monitoring of charity Grants.
  • Work as part of a small team to further the important work of the charity.

Person Specification

  • An understanding and commitment to lay involvement in research.
  • Experience of analysing data and producing quality reports based on findings. 
  • Ability to assimilate, summarise and effectively communicate complex information to a wide variety of stakeholders. 
  • Have ability to work alone and as part of a small team.

The successful applicant will be expected to promote a positive image of the services the charity offers, and assist in the maintenance of good relationships with members, supporters, fundraisers and all other outside organisations.  The successful applicant will be expected to have high professional standards, and engage in and undertake with enthusiasm all opportunities for his/her own training and professional development in order to achieve additional skills as this role develops.

The charity is committed to providing equal opportunities in the recruitment, training and development of employees.

Deadline to submit your application: 25th November 2021
Interviews to take place: 8th December 2021

To Apply and for More Information:

Please click the apply button. You will be taken to a simple CHM Recruit form where you can find out more information and complete your application by following the instructions.

CV’s alone will not be accepted – applicants must fill out the application form.

No agencies please.

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