DTP Coordinator (Maternity Cover)
The Faculty of Social Sciences & Health is seeking to appoint an administrator to support the management and operations of doctoral training centres and partnerships which are hosted by the University. In the first instance the role will support the ESRC NINE DTP (formerly NEDTC).
The ESRC NINE DTP was established in 2017 and is a c. £16 million centre for postgraduate study in the social sciences. The Partnership is a collaborative initiative with 6 other universities (Newcastle, Northumbria, Sunderland, Teesside, Queen's Belfast, and Ulster) and is funded and accredited by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC).
The post holder will be expected to work with Doctoral Training Partnership staff based at Durham University, and across the wider partnership, to deliver exceptional support and guidance to postgraduate award-holders. Working closely with senior staff and administrative colleagues, they will assist in processing applications for funding, organising and running training events and research activities, maintaining financial and student records, and co-ordinating studentship competitions. The role will also provide opportunities for the post holder to contribute to the development of promotional materials and communication tools, including the DTP website and social media content.
The administrator will act as the first point of contact for enquiries and managing a wide range of internal and external enquiries from students, staff, partnerships and the consortia via email, telephone and face-to-face contact, taking an active decision-making role and using judgement on a day-to-day basis, providing advice, support and information.
This role is an excellent opportunity for an administrator who is seeking to develop their experience and knowledge of postgraduate training and research at both strategic and operational levels.
This post is to cover the maternity leave of the current post holder and is currently Fixed Term for a period of 14 months ending 19 March 2021. It is not expected that the post will be extended beyond this date
For further information please contact Stuart Gladwell, DTP Manager, on 0191 334 2916 or via email to stuart..