Research and Strategy Secretary – 30 hours per week

Organisation: St Oswald's Hospice

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

Salary: £25,076 - £26,965 per annum full time (£20,061-£21,572 per annum actual salary)

Job Type: 30 hours per week

Closing Date: 2024-02-27 23:59:59

Reference: Research and Strategy Secretary – 30 hours per week

Please note: This is a fixed term contract for 2 years.

Are you looking for a meaningful and rewarding opportunity to support a compassionate and dedicated team? Join our team as a Research and Strategy Secretary!

St Oswald’s Hospice are seeking a motivated individual to provide a comprehensive secretarial and administrative support service to all members of the Strategy and Research team.  You will be responsible for the day to day running of the office, developing, organising and maintaining systems to ensure it functions efficiently and effectively.

If you are passionate about making a difference and eager to contribute to a supportive and caring environment, then we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity!

You will have:

  • Diploma/NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration or equivalent.
  • ITQ Level 2 or equivalent
  • Key skills in literacy and numeracy Level 2 or O Level/GCSE in Maths and English, Grade C or above.
  • Significant secretarial/administrative experience and be able to take minutes

If you would like to download a detailed job description and person specification, please click here.

If after reading the job description you require further information please contact Simon Gordon, Director of Strategy and Development on 01912850063 or

This role is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).

You must have existing right to work in the UK for this role.

Want to find out more about why working in a Hospice could be the best job you’ve ever had?

Hospice UK have put together this short video which highlights many benefits of working in a Hospice by sharing the views of hospice professionals and what working in a hospice means to them. This video has been filmed with clinical care team members but we think it gives you a great idea what it’s like to work in a hospice in a non-clinical role too!

Watch ‘Our Story’ here to find out more.

Want to check out the benefits of working for St Oswald’s Hospice? Watch our short video or download a PDF here.

Closing Date: Tuesday 27th February 2024

Interview date: Friday 8th March 2024

Please note we reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time if we receive a high volume of applications or if a suitable candidate is found.


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Disability Confident Leader

St Oswald’s Hospice is committed to equity and diversity and is an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from people of all ages, disability/non-disability, ethnicities, genders, religions, sexualities, transgender status, and cultural backgrounds.

We are a Disability Confident Leader and will offer interviews to candidates who request to be considered under the disability confident scheme and meet the minimum requirements of the person specification.

Please note in situations where we experience high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, we will endeavour to meet this commitment but may have to limit the overall number of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. For more details please go to the Disability Confident website.