Visits and Events Officer

The Visits and Events Officer will ensure the successful delivery of NHSA visits and events.

Vacancy Title: Visits and Events Officer

Organisation: Northern Health Science Alliance (the NHSA)

Vacancy Reference: 20_NHSA_VEO

Closing Date: 17.00 on 28th February 2020

Location and Base: Agile in the North of England with regular domestic and occasional international travel

Salary: £23,000 to £25,000 dependent upon experience

Contract: Full time (based on a 40-hour working week) fixed term for three years

Interview Date and Location: Week commencing 16th March 2020 in Leeds


About Us

Currently counting 24 constituent members, Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA) Ltd, is a company limited by guarantee hosted by Newcastle University, and was established in 2012 as a front door to the North of England’s health research system, working towards building a healthier and wealthier region. As a partnership and company established by leading universities, NHS Hospital Trusts and Academic Health Science Networks across the North of England’s 16m population, the NHSA provides a portal to its internationally recognised health science excellence.

By bringing this alliance together, the national and international profile of the NHSA has increased considerably and our social media impact places our work at the very heart of regional, national and international discussion and debate.


About You

With a unique blend of external and internal facing duties, this role represents an exciting and dynamic opportunity to significantly develop the NHSA’s visits and events capabilities in all aspects of our core activity. You will ideally be based in the North of England.

Responsible to our Head of External and Public Affairs, the Visits and Events Support Officer role is a pivotal one, and ultimately has the purpose of supporting the NHSA in delivering high-level visits and events to the highest standard, ensuring that the brand and reputation of the NHSA is maintained and maximised upon.

With a unique blend of external and internal facing duties, this role represents an exciting and dynamic opportunity to significantly develop the NHSA’s capabilities in visits and events coordination. We know that first impressions count, and we pride ourselves on the professionalism and effectiveness of our interactions; so you must possess excellent inter-personal skills and be highly professional in all your communications, both internal and external. You will be fully engaged and busy from day one and we guarantee there will never be a dull moment. Ultimately, the successful candidate will be capable of ensuring our visits and events run smoothly on a daily and long-term basis and the successful applicant can expect their role to be diverse with no two days being the same.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please email our Head of External and Public Affairs to schedule a call.

To apply, please submit your CV along with a personal statement as a PDF document within which you demonstrate that you understand the Job Description and outlining your evidence of how you meet the Person Specification via email to the Deputy Chief Executive by no later than 17.00 on Friday 28th February 2020.

View the Job Description and Person Specification here.

Applicants who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be informed by email by 17.00 on Wednesday 4th March and interviews are expected to take place during week commencing Monday 16th March 2020 in Leeds.

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