Secretary for the World Conference on Transport Research Society

Leeds, United Kingdom
£23,067 to £26,715 p.a.
Monday, 6 January 2020
End of advertisement period
Friday, 17 January 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Are you an enthusiastic individual with excellent administrative skills? Would you like to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities?

The Institute for Transport Studies is seeking a dynamic individual to provide high quality administrative support to a global research society. The World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) provides a forum for the interchange of ideas among transportation researchers, managers, policy makers and educators from all over the world, from a perspective that is multi-modal, multi-disciplinary, and multi-sectoral. The Society organises a world conference every three years where leading transportation professionals from all countries and areas convene to learn from one another. It currently has around 1000 members from 70 countries. The work of the Society is conducted through its Steering Committee, Scientific Committee and some 20 Special Interest Groups, which help to advance the understanding of key areas of research and their implications for policy.

You will provide essential administrative support to the President, Secretary General, Steering Committee, Scientific Committee and Special Interest Groups, in managing and stimulating the membership, tracking the expenditure, supporting key meetings and new initiatives and helping to communicate the activities of the Society. The Secretary also provides on-site support to the triennial Society Conference.

You will be based within the Institute for Transport Studies which is one of the world’s leading centres for transport research and education. The Institute is hosting the WCTRS Secretariat as part of its mission to be a global hub of research interchange. You will report to the Secretary General of WCTRS and the President but will have full access to all of the University’s staff development opportunities and be part of a vibrant support staff at the Institute for Transport Studies.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Greg Marsden, Professor of Transport Governance
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5358, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  Institute for Transport Studies
Category:  Administrative and Clerical Support
Grade:  Grade 5
Salary:  £23,067 to £26,715 p.a.
Working Time:  50% - we will consider job share / flexible working arrangements
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Fixed-term until 31 October 2022 (due to external funding))    
Closing Date:  Friday 17 January 2020
Interview Date:  Tuesday 04 February 2020
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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