The UCL Dementia Research Centre (DRC) is a hub for clinical research into various forms of dementia. Our work focuses on identifying and understanding the disease processes that cause dementia, the factors that influence these disease processes, and how best to support people with dementia and their families. In addition to our research, we also provide a cognitive disorders clinic within the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
Rare Dementia Support (RDS) is a UCL-led collaborative service offering specialist social, emotional and practical support services for individuals living with, or affected by, a rare dementia diagnosis. Our vision is for all individuals with, at risk of or supporting someone with one of these forms of dementia to have access to information, tailored support and guidance, and contact with others affected by similar conditions. RDS is provided by the UCL Dementia Research Centre (DRC) at the Queen Square Institute of Neurology and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery – where the post is based – and partners, and funded by The National Brain Appeal.
You will provide administrative support to the RDS team. This will involve a range of duties and responsibilities working with RDS team members, external partners and RDS members. The post is offered on a hybrid basis with an expectation that you will be on site for 40-60% of the working week. You will be required to occasionally work on Saturdays and some evenings to attend support group related activities which are usually held off-site in Central London.
The post is available from 01 September 2023 and funded by a donation from the National Brain Appeal until 31 March 2024 in the first instance.
If you need reasonable adjustments or a more accessible format to apply for this job online, or have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the Institute of Neurology HR Team (ion.hradmin at ucl.ac.uk).
Informal enquiries regarding the role can be addressed to Professor Sebastian Crutch (s.crutch at ucl.ac.uk).
Application deadline: 23:59, Sunday, 10 September 2023.
For a full job description and to apply for this role please visit UCL’s online recruitment portal (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/search-ucl-jobs) and search using vacancy reference B02-05542.
You should have GCSE grade 5-9 in Maths and English (or equivalent evidence of excellent literacy and numeracy skills) and experience of working in university, hospital, or third sector environments. IT proficiency, excellent oral and written communication skills, strong problem-solving and organisational abilities, and good interpersonal skills are essential. A very high level of consideration and care for patients and research participants and an interest in rare dementias diagnoses and their impact are also a requirement.
As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits; visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/reward-and-benefits to find out more.
As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. 12% of Institute staff are actively working on EDI initiatives; visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ion/equality-diversity-inclusion for more information about what we’re doing. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce; these include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, disabled people, LGBTQI+ and gender diverse people in all roles, and women in Grade 9 and 10 roles.