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Senior Administrator - Part Time

  • Job Type: Part Time
  • Profession: Administration
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: £22,838 - £29,033 per annum, pro rata

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Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
Salary: £22,838 - £29,033 per annum, pro rata
Hours: 30 hours per week (4 days)

About St Andrew’s

We are St Andrew’s a mental health Charity which inspires Hope. We working together with a number of organisations to transform the lives of people with complex mental health needs. We provide specialist mental healthcare and deliver a range of inpatient and community mental healthcare services, education and research that helps to improve lives.

Our vision for the future is a society in which everyone living with mental health need is heard, valued and has hope for their future.

Come join us. Let's transform lives together.

The Role & person

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Centre for Developmental and Complex Trauma (CDCT) to recruit to the post of Course Administrator for Postgraduate Programmes and Conference administrator. This is a senior administrative position

The post holder will be a key member of the thriving and supportive that sits within the Academic part of the Education, Research and Training unit.  The overarching aims of the CDCT are to improve outcomes for populations who have been subject to repeated adverse experiences and traumatic events. The CDCT have a growing portfolio of research, CPD and post graduate courses as well as hosting an establishing international conferencing programme.

The role will be responsible for providing administrative support to our postgraduate course programme, run in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences, University of Buckingham, working closely with the CDCT and University team to ensure the smooth running of our courses. The post holder will also support with the development and running of our international conference programme, including liaising with international speakers and overseeing the IT aspects of conference events. The post holder will be highly motivated, with strong organisational skills and an ability to work to tight deadlines. Knowledge of TEAMs, ZOOM webinar and Microsoft packages as well as the ability to liaise with individuals across the academic spectrum as key requirements. The ability to manage workloads effectively and know when to escalate conflicting priorities are also required skills.

This is a real opportunity to support programmes of work that will support the Charity to achieve high quality care.

About the Centre for Developmental and Complex

The core aims of the Centre are the advancement of clinical practice to achieve better outcomes for people who have experienced repeated incidents of trauma.  The Centre operates according to three broad principles: 

  • To improve the lives and outcomes for of people who have experienced repeated trauma 
  • To bridge the gap between academic knowledge and clinical practice
  • To increase awareness of the trauma experiences and care needs for the most marginalised sections of society 

To improve the lives and outcomes of people who have experienced repeated trauma. 
Through recognising the whole-person impact of trauma and to place those affected by trauma at the centre of activities to improve the effectiveness of services.  This will be achieved through research, hosting continuous professional development events and through influencing the national policy agenda to ensure that the voices and needs of our populations are reflected in government policy.  

To bridge the gap between academic knowledge and clinical practice. 
To support the development of models of care derived from research driven by a strong academic rigour and developed by clinicians and peer researchers working in the field. This will be achieved through employing people with lived experience and providing comprehensive training to promote the quality of survivor research. Our service evaluation and research programmes will also have a strong applied clinical focus and will report findings based on the needs of our populations.  

To increase awareness of the trauma experiences and care needs for the most marginalised sections of society

Our focus is on those who are typically excluded, or who are minimally present, in trauma research and have limited access to trauma services. This will be achieved through focusing our CPD, service evaluation and research activities with these populations and using this platform to inform and influence national policy agenda’s. 

Rewards

We offer an excellent benefits package including: Pension; Sickness policy on par with the NHS; Access to the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts schemes; 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays), increasing to 41 after 10 years' service; Life cover; Electric Car lease scheme; Cycle to work scheme; Healthcare cash plan; Free parking; Paid DBS application; Access to free vocational qualifications; On-site facilities such as gym and swimming pool access and cafés all set within beautiful grounds.

Closing Date: 2nd August 2024

Interview Date: Week commencing 12th August 2024