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Centres Co-ordinator

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPdA) is looking to appoint a Centres Co-ordinator to support the efficient running of the office and three postdoc centres.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the OPdA's small and dynamic team. Established in 2013, OPdA is the lead organisation for postdocs with the University. It provides a range of support to postdocs including professional development, advocacy on national and HE policy and pastoral support. The OPdA offers postdocs a range of established programmes and activities, and continues to develop its provision in new and exciting ways.

The role will support the efficient running and administration of the three postdoc centres (Eddington, Mill Lane and Biomedical Campus) and be the first point of contact for new and existing postdocs, University colleagues and external partners. The role holder will have responsibility for ensuring office procedures and policies are implemented in regards to the use of the centres and the bookable spaces.

The role is varied and each day will look different. From having oversight for multiple events across three centres, replying to queries, delivering Health & Safety inductions and managing senior managers' diaries, to updating OPdA websites and keeping the Twitter community up to date. The role holder needs to have strong attention to detail, friendly disposition and be an enthusiastic team player.

For further information, see OPdA's website at

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

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If you have any queries regarding this position please contact Susie Chan at

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 20th November 2019 with interviews expected to commence on the week beginning Monday 25th November 2019.

Please quote reference AI21277 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.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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