Research Administration Assistant

Job Description

As the Research Administration Assistant you will provide administration support across the School postgraduate research (PGR) student support and School events such as symposiums and graduation.

We are looking for someone with enthusiasm and commitment to supporting our staff and students, with a can-do attitude and passionate about supporting students and ensuring that they have the best experience possible. You will have well developed analytical/problem solving skills and experience in using your initiative to find appropriate solutions whilst working within a fast-paced environment.

This role will require an adaptable, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking approach with excellent communication and organisational skills, strong IT skills and an ability to work collaboratively with administrative and academic staff to provide an excellent level of service to students. We are looking for candidates who will have a real commitment to the role and work methodically with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. You will have the ability to prioritise your own workload and have a good track record of being able to work on your own initiative. Previous relevant administrative experience preferably within a higher educational or similar environment is also essential.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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