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Change Management Administrator

Summary Information for vacancy - reference IRC23012


Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)


£21098 Per Annum


RG20 7NN, Newbury, Berkshire, South East

Closing Date

27 June 2011

Interviews start

08 July 2011





Pay frequency


Appointment Terms

Fixed-term contract

Working Arrangement

Full time,Job share

Travel required


No of vacancies


Field of work

Information Technology

Brief Description

The Institute for Animal Health (IAH) is a world-leading centre of excellence for research into viral diseases of farm animals, sponsored by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

Our mission is to deliver high quality fundamental, strategic and applied science focussed on livestock viral animal diseases, including some that affect people. We use that knowledge to advance veterinary and medical science, and to enhance the sustainability of livestock farming. This includes improvements in animal welfare, safeguarding the supply and safety of food, and protecting public health and the environment. A major facet of the Institute is that we study infectious diseases in the natural, farm animal, hosts. Training of scientists, technicians and veterinarians is an important part of our remit.

In July 2009 Government announced an award of £100m+ to IAH to build a new laboratory at Pirbright (to be completed by 2013) that, together with new high-containment facilities for livestock, will provide a unique campus and one of the highest-quality environments for livestock disease research anywhere in the world. In September 2009 the Institute announced its intention to close the Compton campus in 2013 and to focus only on viral diseases of livestock at the new state-of-the-art Pirbright campus.

Underlying our aims is our belief in valuing the diversity of our employees and stakeholders in the scientific community. We are committed to eliminating unjustified discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity and good relations across and between equality groups.

Further details of the Institute’s activities can be found on the IAH website:

Vacancy description

As the 2011-14 IAH Change Management Programme develops and evolves, administrative, progress chasing and project management support is needed to ensure that Change Management activities across the IAH are given administrative and other support to ensure timely progress. The position will report to the Change Programme Director and be part of a small team responsible for the strategy and progress of a range of key projects to ensure the implementation of the new scientific strategy through extensive facilities and people management projects.

1. To provide administrative support to the Change Programme Director, including day-to-day administration, preparation and minutes for key management and employee meetings, progress chasing on administrative issues etc.

2. Provide support to other Project Managers with the delivery of the full change programme.

3. Assist in managing relocation and other projects through organisation, progress chasing and liaising with stakeholders.

4. Liaise with external service providers as required.

5. Act as a key contact for programme queries from all stakeholders.

6. Establish a central filing system and communications system for managing the various projects in the programme (paper and electronic).

7. Servicing meetings (arranging dates, issuing papers, taking minutes, visitor notification etc).

8. Creating new and improved existing project tools. Liaising with Finance regarding financial information and monitoring.

9. Purchase of programme related consumables.

10. Preparing programme reports (as appropriate) and ad-hoc progress reporting.


Further information

CRB check required - Yes

Regulated by OCSC - No

Reserved for existing civil servants - No

Reserved for UK nationals - No

How to apply

Applications are handled by the RCUK Shared Services Centre; to apply please visit our job board at and complete an online application form. If you are unable to apply online please contact us on 01793 867003 quoting reference IRC23012.

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