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Postgraduate Administrator (Part Time)

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Department of Zoology for an enthusiastic individual to join our friendly team of teaching, research and support staff as Postgraduate Administrator. The role is part-time (0.8 FTE) and predominantly based on site. Onsite attendance on Fridays is essential.

Zoology is a large, centrally-located Department with around 100 postgraduate students. The Department carries out research and teaching in a diverse range of fields and disciplines. We are well-known for our friendly and supportive work environment. In conjunction with Deputy Head of Department for Postgraduate Education, the post holder will be in charge of all postgraduate administration from admissions to awards, as well as organising events and supporting postgraduate students in the Department.

We are looking for a flexible, resourceful individual who can demonstrate initiative and excellent communication skills. The role requires experience of postgraduate processes and the ability to rapidly develop and apply knowledge of University/Departmental policies in order to advise on postgraduate matters.

You will be well organised and able to prioritise effectively and work to tight deadlines, have a good level of competence in standard software packages and strong attention to detail. You will need to be able to contribute actively as a member of a team, and to build positive working relationships with your colleagues in the Department and University.

The post holder will be the first point of contact and central source of information for a wide range of people including applicants, academic and administrative staff, and students.

This is a great opportunity for an individual with excellent administrative skills to work on their own initiative and to innovate within a challenging and rewarding environment, managing a busy workload and excelling in this important role.

Full details of the post are available by downloading the further particulars from the link below.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to: Lizzie Burgess (Zoology Teaching Manager) on

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security 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.

Flexible working requests will be considered.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our University.

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If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Anastasia Nezhentseva.

Email: Telephone: (0)1223 330117

Please quote reference PF41768 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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