Want to help develop our technical platform to support people with IBD ?
We are looking for a Technical Assistant – join us for 3 months
Read the Job Desc here:
Please send us your CV if you think you are suitable for this role
About the role
Our Technical Assistant role is a new fixed-term position in the IBD Registry to support our fast growth and ongoing technical transformation project. It is aimed at a pre-University or year-out student in software engineering or similar discipline, and is a go-everywhere technical role to support our data architecture and systems and data analysis teams in their transformation work.
This is a great opportunity for someone with the right background in computer or data systems with a demonstrated ability to learn to join a specialist and focused organisation working at the leading edge of health data. No two days are the same in this hands-on role that will give you exposure and experience across all aspects of our technical infrastructure, software development and data management architecture. You will also be exposed to the £5M project work in the curation, transformation and linkage of the IBD datasets required for the Hub with the Cambridge data specialists – a rare opportunity.
We are looking for someone passionate about technology, with some experience with systems and programming from your own interests and academic courses, including experience in procedural and object-oriented programming such as Java, C#, Python or Visual Basic. Ideally, you will have tackled challenges in systems configuration and administration.
This role is aimed at the pre-graduate level. You will have an excellent set of academic results at GSCE and A-level in computer science and numerate subjects and be looking to start, or be mid-way through, a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or similar.
Your most important attributes will be your readiness and ability to learn, your ‘can do’ mindset coupled with a rigour of thinking and attention to details. Above all, you need to believe in our mission and want to join us to make a difference: our small team makes a big difference in IBD across the UK and this needs to be more than ‘just a job’ for you.
Salary and other details
This is a fixed term role for 5 days/week (40 hours) for a maximum of 3 months and offering a salary of £18,000 FTE annual (40 hours) = £4,500 FTE for 3 months depending on relevant skills and experience.
The role will be ideally office-based but can involve some remote (home-based) working. However, you must live and work in the UK.
We offer 25 days holiday each year plus 8 Bank Holidays (all FTE, pro-rata for part time and fixed term); plus a 5% employer’s contribution to your pension.
Our office is in Epsom, only minutes from the station in brand new offices in a bright modern complex including library, cafes and restaurants. Epsom itself is only 30 minutes train journey from Waterloo, Victoria and Blackfriars, 15 minutes from Wimbledon.
How to apply
To apply, all candidates are required to complete and submit our Application Form. This is an application form available online that is asks questions in four sections: about you; about your education; about your experience; and about your fit for the role. The application form is available on our website.
Please note that we will not accept applications that are just a generic CV and that we can only accept applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.
If you have any questions, or would like to talk with us beforehand, please email Katie Gray on firstname.lastname@example.org (also for a talk – so that we can arrange a time for a conversation).