Audit & Research Administrator

The Royal College of Anaesthetists
London (Central), London (Greater)
£26,600 - £28,100 per annum
02 Mar 2018
30 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Audit & Research Administrator
London (Holborn)
£26,600 - £28,100 per annum
Permanent, Full Time

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) is looking for an organised and efficient administrator to support the RCoA Research Team in the delivery of a large national research study and other ongoing projects. This is an opportunity to work on projects that collect big data to improve patients’ lives, improve surgical outcomes, and make the NHS more efficient within the large and vibrant research community existing within UK Anaesthesia.

The projects involved include the Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme (PQIP), a multidisciplinary initiative aiming to reduce post-operative complications and improve patients’ outcome, experience, and quality of life. PQIP aims to reduce variation in processes of care and supporting implementation of best practice. Further details can be found on The post-holder will also have day-to-day responsibility for delivering shorter-term research projects such as the RCoA’s Sprint National Anaesthesia Projects (SNAPs), more details on which can be found on

The Audit & Research Administrator will be a confident and proactive individual with strong organisational and time management skills, who will thrive on the challenge of supporting and delivering research projects. The post-holder will be a self-motivated, flexible team player, willing to pick up routine and emerging tasks as they arise.

The successful Applicant will have:

  • experience of handling administrative work of a considerable variety and volume and prioritising successfully under pressure
  • experience of coordinating designated projects or programme of work
  • experience of Committee management and servicing
  • experience of dealing with confidential and/or sensitive data
  • proven, self-starter and team player who sets and delivers high standards
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • excellent time management, including ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • able to use standard Windows software and ability to “pick up” bespoke packages (training will be given) and adapt for use
  • developed and proven excellent skills in the use of spoken and written English
  • numerate
  • professional, conscientious and thorough approach
  • ability to form good working relationships at all levels
  • friendly and competent manner, both face to face and on the telephone
  • consultative attitude to resolving problems
  • ability to maintain composure when dealing with various urgent issues simultaneously
  • ability to handle challenging people and situations with discretion, tact and diplomacy


  • experience of working in a healthcare or education environment
  • good knowledge and understanding of not-for-profit and research sector organisations
  • knowledge of databases

Short-listed applicants will normally be provided with at least 48 hours’ notice to attend the panel interview.

The College is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form is used to support the College’s Equal Opportunity Policy and is not provided to the short-listing panel.

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications, we are unable to provide detailed feedback to candidates on their application. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted after the closing date.

Closing date for applications: Friday 30 March 2018
Telephone Interviews to be held on: Thursday 05 April 2018
Panel Interviews to be held on: Friday 13 April 2018


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