RICE – The Research Institute for the Care of Older People

The RICE Centre, Royal United Hospital

Combe Park

Bath BA1 3NG

Registered Charity Number 1042559, company limited by guarantee,

registered in England No 2979617 

Job Title                                 Medical Secretary

Employer:                                RICE – The Research Institute for the Care of

                                                Older People

Location                                  The RICE Centre, Bath (Royal United Hospital site)

Salary                                      £17,787

Job Type                                  This post is a full-time permanent position

Hours:                                      Normally Monday-Friday 9.00 – 5.00 p.m. but some flexibility is required.


RICE is an internationally renowned dementia research and treatment centre, and an independent registered charity dedicated to essential research and providing support for people with dementia and other diseases predominantly affecting older people, their families and carers. We are contracted to run the NHS Memory Clinic service for BaNES. In 2015, we embarked on an ambitious new phase of our development, which includes plans to significantly increase our clinical and academic research programme.

We are looking for a Medical Secretary to provide a high quality, professional reception and administrative service to patients, doctors, staff, colleagues, health service professionals and others. 

Previous secretarial or administrative experience is essential with excellent typing skills. 

Application Process

For informal enquiries regarding this position please email Alison Easto at citing the reference “Medical Secretary” in the title.

To apply for this position please send your CV and a covering letter indicating how you meet the essential and any of the desirable criteria that are outlined in the Job Description.

Closing Date and Interviews

Closing date for applications: 5pm 4th Feb 2019       

Interview date:  Wednesday 13th Feb 2019                                                  

Please note applicants will only be contacted if they have been shortlisted for an interview.




Location: Bath

Salary: £17, 476 (pro-rata £29,128 at 0.6 FTE)

Term: part time 22.5 hours/week, permanent

Start Date: March 2019

We are looking for an experienced trusts, foundations and major donor fundraiser to join RICE at an important and exciting time of growth for the organisation. This is a role in a small and effective team and for the right candidate is a great opportunity to make the role your own. You will work closely with the Fundraising and Development Manager on our multi-year DementiaPlus Appeal and will develop new opportunities whilst ensuring existing income streams are maintained and improved.  

You will have at least 2-3 years’ experience of successful income growth through charitable trusts and foundations and/or major donors and of developing productive long-term relationships. You have a proven record of researching and developing prospects in these areas, meeting financial targets and significantly growing income. You will enjoy working for a small charity/not-for-profit company and will have the ability to work on your own to deliver to deadlines and meet targets. Your interest in health and research charities and/or previous experience of working with people with dementia or in the older age group will be an advantage.

RICE is an independent charity and an internationally renowned centre for dementia research, diagnosis and treatment. Our research aims to improve life for people with dementia and their families and carers, and to find drug and non-drug treatments for people with conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and other diseases predominantly affecting older people; our Memory Clinic and allied services also provide support to patients, families and carers. We are currently in an ambitious phase of development which aims to significantly increase our clinical and academic research programme. We work closely with the Universities of Bath, Bristol and other research institutions, both nationally and internationally, and with the Royal United Hospital.

Applicants must have the right to live and work in the United Kingdom, and all employees of RICE are required to undergo a DBS check.

To apply by email: Please submit a CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the criteria for the role, and provide the names and contact details of two referees, indicating clearly whether we may approach your referees prior to appointment.

For more information please contact RICE HR Manager:

Email: Telephone: 01225 476420

Closing date: Midnight on Monday 18 February 2019

Interview date: Tuesday 26th February 2019


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The RICE Centre

Royal United Hospital

Combe Park

Bath, BA1 3NG

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