London (GB)
£32,000 inclusive of London Weighting
14 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

ADMINISTRATOR (£32,000 inclusive of London Weighting)

TEDI-London is an innovative new higher education institution in London wholly focused on engineering. It is co-founded by Arizona State University, Kings College London, and UNSW Sydney.

TEDI-London’s vision is to transform engineering education to transform lives – both for students and for the users of the products they design and make.

Our mission is to attract and empower individuals and partners from diverse backgrounds and perspectives to develop the skills and confidence to create practical real-world solutions that advance how we live as a global community.

We will inspire, disrupt and transform.

TEDI-London will:

  • Establish a new engineering school in London that specialises in creating socially aware and globally focussed engineers with a distinctively strong design and entrepreneurship skillset.
  • Attract and empower a highly diverse body of students, giving them the skills to solve complex contemporary challenges, while providing employers with job-ready graduates through a flexible learning programme.
  • Offer a curriculum co-designed and co-delivered by employers.
  • Offer a culture and pedagogy that puts the employability of students first.
  • Be located within a commercial and public sector eco-system in the centre of London.
  • Establish over time student population with a gender balance of 50/50 and a domestic/international mix. Our employees will be equally as diverse.


A range of analyses, including the Working Futures 2012-2022 report, and forecasts on the number and type of engineering graduates in the UK by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), show that the UK will not produce enough engineers to fill expected employment demands by 2022. This shortage in engineering skills is reflected in other major reports including one from Engineering UK, which concludes that the UK will experience annual shortfalls of at least 20,000 engineers. The Royal Academy of Engineering is strongly urging the UK to develop a digitally driven and data-enabled economy. About 8% of engineering undergraduates in the UK are women, and the UK has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in the EU.

Market research indicates that positioning engineering in a social context is attractive to non-traditional engineering prospects. Our mission is to attract and empower individuals and partners from a range of backgrounds and perspectives. We will inspire, disrupt and transform: our alumni will have the skills and confidence to deliver practical, real-world solutions that advance how we live.


So, what does this mean for us as an employer.

The people who work with us reflect our ambitions for our students. We are keen to attract potential candidates who are creative and innovative, curious and passionate about what we

are trying to achieve. You will want to try new things and not be afraid to learn from the experience. You will want to collaborate with colleagues – both locally and globally. Continuous development and improvement are part of your DNA.

You might have an engineering background, no teaching experience – but can actively demonstrate the passion and the potential to be a great teacher. You want to pass on your passion and learn new skills.

You might work in a professional role elsewhere – not necessarily Higher Education and would really relish the opportunity to design and develop your role, your function and organisation. You might work in traditional Higher Education and have a drive to be part of something different. You have always wanted to do things differently but the size of your organisation, history or internal politics mean you can’t make the necessary changes quickly to take advantage of developments in the world around you.

We are developing our proposition as an employer and you can be part of shaping our culture, our values and our future as an organisation. We are already clear though – all our employees are of equal value and status, whatever role you do. Our ‘single status’ terms and conditions are being developed to reflect these aspirations.

Our employees will be equally as diverse as our student  population.

Salary: £32,000 inclusive of London Weighting

Hours of work: Nominal weekly hours 35

We actively encourage agile/flexible working in line with the requirements of all our roles.

Contract: 1-year fixed term with option to extend to 2 years

Responsible to: Operations & HR Services Manager

Primary place of work: Canada Water


The Administrator will deliver an efficient and effective service to the TEDI-London office, including internal and external stakeholders.

The primary aim is the development of a well-managed TEDI-London office, assisting with daily operations and administrative duties.

You will be responsible for setting up meetings and working closely with the Operations & HR Services Manager on room bookings and making available any papers and information necessary to support activities.

Your role will be an integral part of the TEDI-London team and will assist the individual workstreams as necessary, including but not limited to Branding, Student Recruitment and Admissions, Student Support, Quality, Space, HR and Finance.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To develop and manage TEDI- wide office operations and administration including generalist HR and Financial Management services. Administration
  • First point of contact for TEDI-London in terms of queries from external and internal contacts .
  • Assist in the management of travel arrangements of TEDI-London employees including booking flights and hotels.
  • Maintaining office supplies and stationary including ordering mobile phones, IT equipment, cleaning materials as required.
  • Ensuring general office environment is kept tidy and presentable at all times.
  • Identifying opportunities to develop and improve organisational and office processes, utilising cost effective means including use of technical solutions and delivering efficiencies by removing duplication and streamlining activities wherever possible.
  • Minute taking, creation of meeting agendas at boards, committees and project meetings. HR Services
  • To assist with recruitment and selection procedures to ensure best practice.
  • To ensure that all job descriptions and other paperwork related to onboarding are in place and remain current and accurate.
  • To ensure all new employee administration is complete, including new starter paperwork, employment eligibility checks, offer letters and contracts are issued.
  • To manage the administration of all personnel records, ensuring that these are complete, accurate and up to date.
  • To manage compliance with GDPR/Data Protection Act with respect to the storage of, access to and destruction of data working with the designated DP officer. Financial Management and procurement procedures
  • Managing the maintenance of supplier contracts and related filing.
  • Liaise with third party contract and service providers as necessary.
  • Raising orders, checking goods received and matching invoices prior to payment.
  • Maintaining records of outstanding orders.
  • Managing expenses processes.



  • Experience of servicing committees.
  • Previous experience providing administration and day to day office services to a varied stakeholder group. Skills and Knowledge
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Ability to collate, interpret and present data in a userfriendly way.
  • Highly organised and structured approach with a focus on detail, delivery to tight deadlines and able to balance several priorities.
  • Flexible and agile in terms of undertaking day to day duties and delivery, recognising TEDI-London is a start up.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • A helpful and positive outlook and attitude to work, collaborating closely with team members.
  • A problem-solver who shows initiative and resolves issues. Desirable
  • Experience in a fast-paced HE setting. Requirements will change over time to support the needs of TEDI-London.

Shortlisting to take place on 4th November with interviews taking place on Monday 11th November 2019.

How to Apply:

Please send your CV of 2 sides of A4 to by midnight on 3rd November 2019. You may include a cover letter of 1 side of A4.

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