Senior Administrative Officer (Research)

University of Nottingham
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (GB)
£22,494 to £26,829 per annum
30 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Administrative Officer (Research) 

Politics and International Relations
Location:     University Park
Salary:     £22,494 to £26,829 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance. 
Closing Date:     Monday 18 September 2017
Reference:     SOC270417

Applications are invited for a confident administrator to take on an important role in supporting the research agenda in the School of Politics and International Relations.  The role will include providing direction and advice to academic members of staff while supporting the Director of Research and the Operations Manager. 

The role will be varied and include responsibilities such as: leading the organisation of research centre events, managing the school’s postgraduate scholarships, managing ethics returns, supporting the school with embedding new research based software, supporting research bid submission through to project delivery, budget management and supporting in the preparation for the next REF. A consistently high degree of personal responsibility and initiative will be required to respond independently to queries and use judgement to deal with daily unforeseen problems and circumstances, with limited guidance.

The role involves regular contact and communication with staff, visitors and students, and a polite and helpful attitude is essential. In addition, candidates will be expected to contribute to the administrative support to the School as a whole and should be able to analyse and solve problems, have excellent planning and organisation skills, and have proven influencing and negotiating skills. Candidates should be excellent team players, have a flexible approach, be able to remain calm under pressure and enjoy dealing with administrative processes and people in a busy environment.

Candidates must have an HNC/D (or equivalent) and experience of working in a relevant, comparable role, or substantial relevant experience. High level skills in the use of Microsoft Office are essential.

This is a permanent post and is available immediately. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Ruth Davison, tel: 0115 7486466 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.