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Departmental Administrator

The School of Biological Sciences is 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.

The purpose of the role of Department Administrator is to support the School in achieving its strategic aims and objectives in relation to governance, policy and business operations in support of teaching and research.

As an experienced manager, you will advise, 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 the Biological Sciences 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 School 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.

The closing date for this position is 30th October with interviews likely to be held in w/c 9th November.

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

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Applications from agencies will not be considered.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Milly Bodfish (

Please quote reference PL24351 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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