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Assistant Departmental Administrator (Projects)[Temporary Cover] (Maternity Cover)

The Department of Geography wishes to appoint a suitably qualified individual to provide maternity cover for the role of Assistant Departmental Administrator (Projects) from late October 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is available for one year or until the return of the current post-holder, whichever is sooner.

This post would be suitable as an internal secondment opportunity. If you wish to pursue this opportunity as a secondment, please discuss this with your line manager before applying.

The role-holder will work flexibly and employing a significant degree of initiative to provide high-level administrative support to the Department, and in particular to the Head of Department and Department Administrator, through a mixture of on-going responsibilities and project work.

The successful candidate will have proven research, analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to engage with strategy. They will be able to think independently and take initiative; to work flexibly and effectively to manage parallel work streams and competing deadlines. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, and they will need to be able to write well in a variety of formats; to summarise, synthesise and present information effectively; to develop ideas and to form and make convincing arguments, face-to-face and in writing.

For more information on the role and the knowledge, skills and experience required, please follow the Further Information link.

Maternity cover: This post is fixed-term for 12 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

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.

Please provide a curriculum vitae and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. In the covering letter, you are encouraged to explain how your knowledge, skills and experience match those required for this role. Full contact details of two referees are required. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference LC13101 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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