IT Support Officer

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Part Time Permanent
  • Post Date: September 4, 2019
Job Description

The Natural Resources Institute (NRI – of the University of Greenwich carries out specialised research, teaching, training and consultancy with a focus on food, agriculture, environment and sustainable livelihoods.

NRI is currently expanding its interdisciplinary research excellence to address food and nutrition security, especially in Africa. This expansion is funded by UKRI’s Research England under the ‘Expanding Excellence in England’ scheme. Elements of this new investment include new staff, PhD studentships, infrastructure and partnerships (see Investment will be across four specific areas:

  • Climate Change, Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Agricultural Intensification
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • Food Systems for Improved Nutrition

NRI’s work is globally respected and has won many awards including a recent Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education. The Institute is located at the University’s vibrant Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime, Kent.

NRI is looking to appoint an IT Support Officer on a part-time basis of 26.25 hours per week. The appointment will be made at Support Grade 5 (SG5) level for a suitably qualified candidate. The focus of the role will be on supporting the IT requirements of NRI staff working on donor funded grants/projects across the Institute and assisting with the timely delivery of tasks and outputs according to strict deadlines. There is also likely to be a level of IT support associated with MPhil/PhD students.

On a daily basis, you will perform IT-related tasks to ensure effective delivery of projects that are focused primarily overseas. As such, the job demands a high level of understanding of procedures and practices within NRI, including working to a variety of standards including those set by NRI’s ISO9001 registration, university and client requirements. You will be responsible for supporting academic and professional staff in the provision of NRI’s business. As part of a team, you shall assist with successful project execution according to University and client needs. You will work as part of an IT and administration team in addition to working independently across the Institute in a flexible, demand driven service provision role.

You will have proven experience in a broad range of areas within IT support in a busy deadline-driven office environment preferably within the development arena.
For informal enquiries, please contact the Director of NRI (Professor Andrew Westby –

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