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Administrator - Events & KEE

Employer
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Location
Southampton, United Kingdom
Salary
£25,742 to £28,759 per annum
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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Faculty Operating Service

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £25,742 to £28,759 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Thursday 07 March 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2619924PD

The Faculty of Social Sciences has an administrative position available and welcomes applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals to join its Faculty Operating Service, as a Faculty Administrator based at Highfield Campus. As a member of our team, you will make an important and rewarding contribution to our exciting, varied, and engaging activity across our university, working with colleagues and students from diverse and interesting backgrounds.

The Faculty Operating Service (FOS) works with Faculty, Deanery and School Senior Leadership Teams to support those areas of work which provide essential services to our core business of education, research, and enterprise. We underpin the achievement of the strategic objectives of the University. Our students and staff come from a wide range of backgrounds, within the UK and internationally, creating a multicultural and diverse community.  You will join a supportive and friendly FOS team.  To be successful you will be a motivated, enthusiastic, and proactive team player who is culturally sensitive and is able to work effectively in a flexible and responsive environment. You will be able to build strong relationships and partnerships with internal and external organisations and groups and be able to liaise confidently with your stakeholders.

Post Available 

As a member of our growing and dynamic Events & KEE team you will work across our 5 Schools on a range of activities including organising small- and large-scale events and administering Knowledge Exchange & Enterprise (KEE) projects, KEE activity includes working with external stakeholders and businesses. You will also have the opportunity for involvement in creating content for social media and also website support.

About You

Your career so far might include some administrative work experience which allows you to use your own initiative, as well as manage your own time effectively with minimal supervision, or be looking for an opportunity to take a useful and relevant step in your career post-study. You will be adaptable, flexible, proactive and a strong team player. You will have strong interpersonal skills and a positive and enthusiastic approach. Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines are also essential requirements.  You will have strong IT skills, particularly in the use of Microsoft Office and similar software.  This role may suit either a motivated professional with relevant work experience looking for career development or a recent graduate with some experience looking for an opportunity to explore career opportunities within a higher education or public sector environment.

What we can offer you

As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect, and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. We welcome applications from candidates who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+; and people with disabilities.

As well as additional benefits that will make your life easier, such as a generous holiday allowance and additional university closure days. We will support your long-term future too, with pension scheme membership, subsidised health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts. Our excellent family leave arrangements include maternity, paternity, adoption and parental.

Successful candidates will be able to work flexibly and remotely and will be expected to spend at least 60% of their contracted hours working on campus. Flexibility will be required should the business need require a greater on-site presence.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact:  Clare Old, C.L.Old@soton.ac.uk

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