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Programmes and Housing Assistant [Temporary Cover]

Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term until 30 May 2025 or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

The Institute is seeking to appoint a full time Programmes & Housing Assistant to support the key functions of the Institute by assisting the Programmes, Workshops and Housing teams to manage the visits of the academic researchers, using the Institute's bespoke database (ISAAC).

The Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (INI) is a national and international visitor research centre running programmes on selected themes, with applications in a very wide range of societal, scientific and technological areas. The Institute attracts leading scientists, both from the UK and from overseas, to interact on research over extended periods. Researchers are invited personally to participate in the research programmes and/or the workshops which form part of the Institute's activities.

The successful applicant will have previous experience of administration, and be competent in the use of IT; experience of using databases would be advantageous. Excellent organisational skills will be required for this busy post, along with first-rate communication skills. A friendly, flexible and helpful approach is needed, along previous experience of working in a customer service-oriented environment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

As part of the online application form you should explain the reasons for your application and how your knowledge, skills and experience match the requirements of the role. The full contacts for two referees should be included; please note that we will assume that you are happy for us to approach your referees at any stage, unless you indicate otherwise in the space provided on the form.

The closing date for applications is 28 July 2024.

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.

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

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Susan Gowans at

The closing date for applications is 28 July 2024. Interviews are planned for the week of 19 August 2024 (subject to confirmation).

Please quote reference LN42270 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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