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Secretarial and Data support officer

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  • Sector:

    Admin & Secretarial

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  • Salary:

    Up to £15.96 per hour

  • Contact:

    PSR Team

  • Contact email:

    [email protected]

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

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Job Description

Brook Street are proud to advertise a position for a dedicated Secretariat and Data support officer, temporary assignment within an UK Central Government Department (EO Grade)

Job Description:

This exciting and varied puts you at the heart of our client policy team as they deliver the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' (Defra) commitments in the UK's 5 year action plan for antimicrobial resistance. The post-holder will be responsible for supporting the coordination of our client antibiotic sales, use and stakeholder engagement programmes by providing quality administrative, secretariat, and scientific support to the team.

You will support the veterinary antibiotic sales, use and stakeholder engagement team and lead in monitoring of sales of veterinary antimicrobials in the UK. This includes:

  • Receiving sales data from pharmaceutical companies
  • Importing data into the AMR sales data base and validating this data
  • Obtain livestock population and slaughter statistics from Defra and associated agencies to aid with further data analysis
  • Contribute to the preparation and compilation of antimicrobial sales and use data for the annual UK-Veterinary Antimicrobial Resistance and Sales Surveillance (VARSS) report
  • Provide timely and accurate secretariat services to stakeholder meetings, including the Pig Health and Welfare Council Antimicrobial Usage Subgroup, Cattle Antibiotic Guardian Group, Sheep Antibiotic Guardian Group and Better Antibiotic Data by Farming System Group and to oversee the arranging, facilitation and smooth running of these meetings
  • Horizon scan, highlight and review/summarise scientific articles and reports relating to antibiotic sales, use and stewardship
  • Support as needed external communications and projects delivered by the team, including opportunities for project management
  • Create and maintain desk instructions and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) relevant to the work area
  • Provide administrative support, including maintaining registered e-files for sales data and other AMR files of relevance and maintaining relevant contact lists for those subgroups where secretariat is provided

You will have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience of maintaining scientific datasets to a high standard and preparation of scientific data for written and verbal reports
  • Demonstrable self-efficacy and excellent organisational skills in planning and prioritising workload with competing priorities
  • Experience of working effectively with a range of stakeholders within the agricultural, veterinary or scientific sectors, or a demonstrable ability to do so

Exact location: Weybourne Building, Woodham Lane, Addlestone, KT15 3NB

Pay rate:£ 15.96/ hour - 37 hours per week-with a Requirement of a minimum of 60% in the office location

Length of assignment: temporary on going, initially for 3 months, extension possibility

*The successful candidate is subject to a vetting (basic DBS, activity check for the last 3 years)


Brook Street is proud to support the Armed Forces Covenant and as such, we guarantee to interview all candidates who are veterans or spouses/partners of military personnel, and who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy.

As a Disability Confident Leader, and holder of the Gold Award status from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, Brook Street, as a supplier to the Public Sector Resourcing Framework (PSR), will offer you a guaranteed interview with a PSR Sourcer.

Should you identify as a candidate with a disability and/or as a veteran or spouse/partner of military personnel and meet all the essential criteria for the role, we encourage you to reach out to us via the Brook Street website. Here you will find a link to register your interest and state the role that you are interested in. We are committed to engaging with you.

In cases where we have a high volume of ex-military candidates/military spouses/partners, who meet all of the essential criteria, Brook Street will interview the best candidates from within that group.

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