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  • Advertised from 4th March 2021
  • 22.5 hours (3 days) a week


About QNIS and this programme:

The Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland is the only independent charity that supports and advocates for community nursing across Scotland. Throughout its 132-year history, QNIS has been devoted to overcoming inequalities, as well as improving the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland at all ages and stages of life. Healthier Pregnancies, Better Lives is a new programme to help women and their partners prepare for pregnancy; prevent unwelcome outcomes; and, improve responses to people born with life-changing neurological conditions - such as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

The role:

We have a great opportunity for a dynamic administrator to join our team. This newly created position will see you providing high quality administrative support to this new programme.

This wide-ranging role will see you: coordinating the schedules and activities for a variety of diverse participants; keeping accurate records; effectively handling large amounts of information; and, providing efficient administrative support to the Programme Lead. You will use your diplomacy and communications skills (verbal and written) as you engage with a wide range of people involved in this work. Being a small team, we need someone with a ‘can do’ attitude who effectively and cheerfully pitches in to do whatever is required.

The post is for 22.5 hours (3 days) a week. We support flexible scheduling. QNIS is offering a salary in the £21-25k range (pro rata), largely dependent upon experience. We offer a 10% contributory pension and 38 days leave (pro rate, including public holidays). During the COVID-19 pandemic, QNIS staff are working remotely (with necessary equipment and support provided). This is a one-year contract with the possibility of continuing for up to four more years (depending upon external funding).

For more information about the role and the organisation, please download the Excellence Profile by visiting the QNIS Website.

About you

You will have very strong administrative skills, including a high level of attention to detail, ability to demonstrate proficient IT skills and an ability to cope well with multiple tasks. Crucial to success in the role will be the ability to communicate clearly and tactfully with people at all levels, both internally and externally. Capacity to work independently is essential. People from BAME and other under-represented communities are encouraged to apply.

Application notes

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter explaining how your strengths and experience match the Excellence Profile to Please also include contact information for two referees.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact QNIS on 0744 333 1953.

Closing date for completed applications: Monday 29 March 2021

Dates for interviews to be held: Monday 12 April 2021

The successful candidate will be welcome to start as soon as possible.

QNIS is an employer that values diversity, seeks to be more inclusive and welcomes applications from all qualified and interested individuals.