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Institute Administrator

The Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) wishes to appoint a suitably qualified and motivated individual to the key post of Institute Administrator. The successful applicant will take up the appointment from August 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The role holder is the main administrative contact for the Institute and between the Institute and the Department of Geography (of which SPRI is a sub-Department), the School of Physical Sciences office and other parts of the wider University on a range of administrative matters. S/he works closely with, and on behalf of, the Director in delivering the strategic objectives of the Institute, and takes primary responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the Institute's premises, support staffing, finances and business practices. S/he manages the Institute's generalist administrative staff and works in collaboration with the Institute's Librarian and the Curator of the Polar Museum, and with the Department Administrator in the Department of Geography.

The successful candidate will have good communication and organisational skills, with proven ability to work proactively across a variety of areas of responsibility; to work flexibly and prioritize appropriately; and to work under pressure and to deadlines when required. They must be able to work as part of a team, as well as providing clear leadership, with the ability to interpret, adapt and implement detailed policies and procedures and to communicate them effectively to staff and others. They will have prior experience in a senior administrative role, and of resource management, including staffing and budgets.

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

Interviews for shortlisted candidates are expected to take place online on Tuesday 4 August 2020.

Please quote reference LD23223 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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