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Graduate Secretary (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for the part-time (14.5hrs or 2 days per week) post of Graduate Secretary. The role holder will provide general secretarial and administrative support for the new MPhil in Health, Medicine and Society, which is a course that is shared between the Departments of History and Philosophy of Science, Sociology and Social Anthropology.

Based in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, and under the general guidance of the Secretary of the HPS Degree Committee, the role holder will be the main point of contact for all staff and student matters related to this MPhil, including applications to this course, advising students and staff on matters relating to funding, policies and procedures, receiving coursework, administration of data for exams, and servicing the Management Committee. They will also be responsible for maintenance of the course website and will help with open days, publicity and student inductions

This is a varied role involving daily communication with academic staff, examiners, and students. Applicants should have previous experience of working in a University or Higher Education setting, excellent IT skills, excellent organisational skills, excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate with people at all levels, and the ability to prioritise effectively.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2019 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

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Please quote reference JN12349 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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