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Research Project Administrator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Job title Research Project Administrator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Department Politics, Languages & International Studies

Salary Starting from £27,929, rising to £34,308 per annum pro rata

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Monday 21 November 2022

Closing date Monday 05 December 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference AT10036

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We are seeking an eager, organised and self-motivated Research Project Administrator to provide administrative support for the Horizon 2020-funded DisTerrMem project at the University of Bath.

About the role

You will work alongside the Project Coordinator in the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies to support the DisTerrMem project which is led by academic colleagues and involves external organisations. These organisations are situated in the UK and further afield, including Poland, Armenia and Pakistan.

The role includes responsibility for all aspects of administrative support for the DisTerrMem project, ensuring the project runs in an efficient and effective manner.

About you

To succeed in this role you will need to have:

  • excellent organisational skills
  • demonstrate a good use of initiative
  • be able to interpret and apply complex information
  • excellent minute-taking and writing skills
  • be able to work to tight deadlines on their own initiative
  • and to learn new systems and procedures rapidly

As the role will involve working with NGOs and academics beyond the UK, the post holder will need to have excellent communication skills, both written and oral, being able to communicate across different cultures. The role may include travel to European project partners.

This role represents an exciting opportunity to develop your experience gained in supporting research projects.

The role is offered on a part time (7.3 hours per week) fixed term basis with an expected end date of 31/01/2024.

The department of Politics International Studies and Languages (PoLIS) conducts research focused on politics, governance and culture, and offer degrees and research opportunities in Politics, languages and international studies.

For an informal discussion about the role contact Christina Horvath however you must submit your application on the University website.

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

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Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Further details:

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Update to our application process:

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