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Unestablished Administrative Officer [Temporary Cover]

Fixed-term: 1 year.

This is an excellent opportunity for a skilled individual to join a strong team supporting the Department of History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) and gain valuable skills and experience in a supportive environment; this post is based within the broader, inter-Departmental, administration of the Faculty of Human Social and Political Science (HSPS). The successful candidate will join a vibrant and exciting Department in a key role as the lead administrator. Working closely with the Head of Department (HPS) and the Head of Departmental Management (HSPS), the post-holder will oversee all aspects of Departmental management, including finances, human resources, estates, communications and planning. They will advise on matters of strategy, policy, planning and implementation across all areas of work including research, teaching, governance and strategy.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of teaching and research in a higher education environment, knowledge of the UK University system and the skill and commitment to uphold the Department's standards of excellence both internally and externally. They will also have excellent written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to synthesise and present complex policies clearly and an ability to work and communicate effectively and appropriately with a wide range of staff and students.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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When applying, please upload your CV and cover letter which clearly sets out how you meet the criteria listed in the person specification (the knowledge, skills, and experience required for the role) along with relevant examples. Candidates will be shortlisted and invited to interview based upon these criteria.

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Please quote reference AK36854 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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