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Departmental Administrator

The Department of Biochemistry, a flourishing academic community that enjoys a world-class reputation for both teaching and research, has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced administrator to join the team as Department Administrator. This senior administrative role is pivotal in the day-to-day operation of the Department and you will play an important part in providing advice to various colleagues, managers and internal committees. You will also have the opportunity to demonstrate your previous experience of strategic planning, supporting the Head of Department to identify and deliver departmental strategy and other key operational outcomes for the Department.

As an experienced people manager, you will manage and motivate the Department's professional services staff, who deliver key support services in HR, finance, grants administration, teaching support, buildings and facilities, internal and external communications, compliance and other operational areas. You will utilise your communication and interpersonal skills, not only to build effective working relationships within your team, but to also develop and maintain effective working networks within the School of Biological Science and the University's central administration.

Educated to at least first degree level, the ideal applicant will be able to engage with the values and aspirations of a research intensive Department and University. You will join us with the ability to handle a diverse and varied workload, with the ability to manage both projects and operational tasks concurrently. Experience in a senior administrative role within a Higher Education environment is highly desirable.

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If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Fiona Goodman by email at or by telephone at 01223 765944.

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

Please quote reference PH20042 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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