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Nursing and Care Administrator

Graduate Internship Scheme

Location:  Graduate Internship Scheme
Salary:  £18,000 per annum pro rata
Fixed Term
Hours per Week:  37
Closing Date:  Monday 06 December 2021
Reference:  UNI4J450

The Organisation:

The Helen McArdle Nursing and Care Research Institute, launched in 2019, sits within the University of Sunderland’s prestigious School of Nursing and Health Sciences. With a focus on applied clinical, health and care research across nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals (NMAHP).

The Helen McArdle programme of research activities, which include conferences, lectures and workshops designed to build research capacity and capability for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals, will support strategic themes and raise the profile of the Helen McArdle Research Institute of Nursing and Care.

The Role: 

Based in the Helen McArdle Nursing and Care Research Institute, the post-holder will provide administrative support to the Head of the Research Institute and Research Fellows to contribute to the delivery of research and knowledge.

• Overseeing the administration of the Institute’s research projects, including preparing and sending out study documentation, assisting with ethical approval processes

• Assisting in the preparation of research bids through literature searching following protocols, downloading literature, and maintaining and electronic Endnote database

• Maintaining the Institute Research Activity Spreadsheets, organizing monthly meetings including agendas, minutes and action plans and keeping these up to date.

• Arranging Student Nurse Champion meetings and overseeing the development of the Institute’s student webpage.

• Attend meetings as required to provide support for staff

• Completing purchase orders as needed and liaising with finance to ensure timely delivery.

• Assisting to arrange speaker meetings and podcasts for the Institute in line with Institute Strategy.

• Make an active contribution to the Institute’s Continuous Improvement ethos of evaluating current systems and processes to look at better ways of working.

• Liaising with external organizations as appropriate.

• Working with Head of Institute and Research Fellows where appropriate to organize external meetings, including administration and follow up.

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Please Note: This post is only eligible to University of Sunderland Graduates. 

To Apply:

 Early application is encouraged

Please submit a comprehensive MS Word CV and Covering Letter within one document, ensuring to include the reference number via UNI4/JCa/450 via

Please ensure you give a detailed account of your skills and experience and how you meet the stated criteria of the position.

If you have any questions, please direct them to

If you feel that you would benefit from help and guidance from the University’s Career and Employability Service, please contact the CES Enquiries line on 0191 515 2920 or

The Careers and Employability Service can assist with strengthening your future applications, through providing:

  • CV advice and guidance
  • Assistance with writing Covering Letters
  • Interview practice and techniques

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