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Salary will be £25,138 per annum, with an annual increment up to £28,759 per annum.
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19 Jul 2024

About the Role:

Research and Innovation Division
Postgraduate Research Service

Postgraduate Research Administrator
Ref:SC4619

Starting salary from £25,138 per annum, dependent on skills and experience, with an annual increment up to £28,759 per annum. 


The Postgraduate Research Service is currently seeking to recruit an outstanding Administrator who will provide highly efficient, effective, high quality and professional support within the Postgraduate Research Service (PGR), primarily within the
team supporting professional doctorates, including liaison with external NHS and education partners. The PGR Service offers support to applicants, students and academic colleagues from enquiry and admissions to completion of the degree.

We are looking for proactive, adaptable candidates with excellent attention to detail and proven organisational skills. The role offers a varied and interesting workload including interaction with a wide range of applicants, students, staff and external partners. You must have good communication skills and be able to fulfil all essential elements of the person specification.

You must have a minimum of two A-levels at Grades A-E and five GCSEs at Grades A-C (including Mathematics and English) or equivalent qualifications and must be able to meet all essential criteria detailed in the candidate brochure.

This full-time post is available immediately on a fixed term contract until May 2026, with a review in Spring 2025 to consider a further extension to the duration of the role.  

PGR Service including the Professional Doctorates Team works a hybrid model. The Professional Doctorates Team's fixed on-Campus working days are Tuesday and Friday and the role holder will be expected to work at least one other flexible day on campus, based on their workload, attendance at in-person PGR Service meetings, training or events. It may also be possible for the candidate to work full-time on Campus and this can be discussed during interview.

Benefits include:

  • 34 days annual leave inclusive of Bank Holidays and University Customary days.
  • Family and Work-life balance policies including hybrid working and considerable maternity, paternity, shared parental leave and adoption leave.
  • Generous pension scheme with life cover for dependants, plus incapacity cover.
  • Health and Wellbeing: discounted access to Sportspark facilities, relaxation rooms, 320 acres of rolling parkland, wellbeing walks, Wellbeing Ambassador network, medical centre, Occupational Health and a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Campus Facilities: Sportspark, library, nursery, supermarket, post office, bars and catering outlets.
  • Exclusive shopping discounts to help cut the cost of household bills, childcare salary sacrifice scheme, Cycle to Work scheme and public transport discounts.
  • Personal Development: unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning courses, specialist advice and training from our Organisational Development and Professional Learning Team.

Closing date: 19 July 2024

The University holds an Athena Swan Silver Institutional Award in recognition of our advancement towards gender equality.

Further Information

For further information, including the Job Description and Person Specification, please see the attached Candidate Brochure.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Fiona Gibbons, Postgraduate Research Officer via [email protected].

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