Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Programme Support Officer

Grade 5

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UK Cochrane Centre
Grade 5
Fixed Term until 31st March 2020
Full time 37.5 per week
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£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.


Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


Cochrane UK is seeking an organized and enthusiastic individual to join our team at in the role of Programme Support Officer.  This is a key role within a small, friendly team, providing vital support and co-ordination to our training programme and the communication and dissemination of trusted healthcare evidence.


Main responsibilities include general office administration, e-mail and diary management, organization of our training programmes, events management, including our annual conference.


Essential requirements:


·         Excellent planning and organizational skills

·         Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills

·         Ability to work autonomously to find solutions

·         Keen interest in learning new skills


This is a full-time band 5, NHS employed position, based in Summertown, Oxford.  It would suit a highly motivated individual, who works well as part of a team, is adaptable, enjoys communicating with a wide range of people and is keen to contribute to a global effort to produce reliable, accessible healthcare evidence.


Cochrane is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health. We are a not-for-profit organization with contributors from more than 120 countries working together to produce credible, accessible health information that is free from commercial sponsorship and other conflicts of interest.  We do this by producing reviews that summarize the best available evidence generated through research to inform decisions about health. Cochrane Systematic Reviews are published online, in full text, in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews in the Cochrane Library – www.cochranelibrary.com


Cochrane UK is one of 40 geographic Cochrane Centres around the world supporting the global work of Cochrane. Cochrane UK is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and hosted by the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  The centre supports the production of Cochrane systematic reviews through a learning and development programme.  We aim to maximize the impact of Cochrane reviews by disseminating the findings widely to health professionals, researchers, commissioners, the public, charities and the media, through social media, events, presentations and partnerships.


4st March 2019 interview date

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Therese Docherty 01865 516300