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Project Co-ordinator

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPdA) is looking to appoint a Projects Co-ordinator to support the efficient administration and delivery of a range of programmes and projects.

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 involve the co-ordination and administration for a range of OPdA programmes which include p2i (Postdocs to Innovators), Leadership Fellowships, mentoring and researcher development activities. Tasks will include preparing project plans, monitoring and reporting on these plans, maintaining appropriate databases and records, supporting project events, workshops and conferences, and contributing to publicity. The role holder will also carry out financial administration for the programmes, so familiarity with the University's financial systems would be beneficial.

While working across the programmes, the role holder will be interacting with a wide variety of partners within the University and beyond. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills will therefore be essential. Experience of administrative work within a Higher Education environment would be useful, as well as an understanding of the postdoc experience.

The role holder needs to have strong attention to detail, friendly disposition and be an enthusiastic team player.

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 AI21330 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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