Department Administrative Officer

Surrey, United Kingdom
£29,762 to £34,314 per annum pro rata (0.5 FTE / 18 hours per week) £14,881 - £17,157
13 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
23 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Part Time


Location: Guildford
Salary: £29,762 to £34,314 per annum pro rata (0.5 FTE / 18 hours per week) £14,881 - £17,157
Permanent position + benefits
Post Type: Part Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Thursday 23 March 2023
Reference: 014623

We are looking for an experienced and confident administrator to provide support to our vibrant, friendly department.

The person

You will be an experienced administrator, happy to multitask, with some PA experience and a high level of discretion.

With a collegiate and empathetic approach to colleagues, you will be ready to deal with all administrative issues that arise in supporting the Head of Department, academic colleagues within the department and our students. 

You should possess strong IT skills, including MS Office, and be ready to learn the different University IT systems. 

You will be good at problem-solving and able to work independently and efficiently.

An interest in higher education is desirable.

The role

Our Department Administrative Officer sits at the heart of the Department. A typical day will be varied with a mix of diary management and PA support to the Head of Department, administrative tasks, supporting colleagues, liaising with students and organising events. You will also provide support to our Research Centres as required.

The Department has achieved success in the National Student Survey for the past two years and in the recent REF. It employs innovative and creative approaches in building a strong, vibrant learning community and the Department Administrative Offer plays a key role in this.

Working hours 

The role is a 0.5 FTE role (18 hours per week). Exact working hours/days are negotiable and will be agreed with the successful candidate.

For an informal chat about the role please email Abigail Sharpe, Executive Assistant to the Dean of Faculty, a.sharpe@surrey,ac,uk

Please ensure you attach your CV before you submit your application.

Interviews are scheduled to be held on the morning of the 30th March. 

Further details: Job Description

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.

The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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