Research Support Administrator
Application closing date 25/09/2019
Faculty / School or Service Research Office
Salary £20,684 - £24,473 pro rata per annum
Package As one of Coventry's biggest employers, we offer some pretty impressive benefits including an excellent pension scheme and generous holiday allowances
Job category/type Professional Services
Part Time hours (0.2 FTE, Monday and Tuesday)
Fixed Term to 31st December 2019
The Research Management and Administration Unit [RMAU] is a centrally managed Unit, which as part of Research Services is responsible for Research Project Management, Administration and Governance of University Research across University Research Centres.
This opportunity is based in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and will be based in the Faculty Research Support Team. You will be part of a small team responsible for providing professional administrative services to support a variety of activities within the research work-stream of the Faculty.
You will be the first point of contact and support for academic staff and PhD students on research related enquiries. Working with colleagues, you will take responsibility for managing a shared inbox, booking travel, servicing committees and meetings, managing diaries and processing payments and expenses through the University's finance system. In addition you will have the opportunity to get involved in and support research events and projects.
You should be qualified to A Level standard or equivalent and/or have substantial relevant demonstrable experience gained working within a research and/or education sector. Significant experience of using Microsoft Office and a variety of software packages and computerised management information systems are essential. You will be able to demonstrate substantial experience of and competence in using MS Excel along with demonstrable experience of data handling including data collection, input to electronic systems, analysing, interpreting and manipulating data and producing reports.
You should be a strong team player and have strong communication skills. You should be comfortable working under pressure, prioritising work and co-ordinating and managing complex activities to meet competing deadlines. Attention to detail and the ability to use your own initiative are essential.