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Department Coordinator (Part Time)

Job title Department Coordinator (Part Time)

Department Chemical Engineering

Salary Starting from £23,715, rising to £27,131 pro rata per annum

Grade Grade 5

Placed on Friday 29 July 2022

Closing date Sunday 14 August 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CF9566R

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Looking to broaden your administrative experience? In this position, based in the Department of Chemical Engineering, you will gain the opportunity to support senior academic staff, providing admin support for a number of varied departmental activities, committees and events. This role is a 0.5 FTE (job share) worked over 2.5 days (18.25 hours) on a permanent basis and it is a great opportunity for those looking to develop their skill set and expand their knowledge further.

The key tasks will be:

  • providing administrative support for Departmental activities including support for senior members of the academic staff,
  • playing a key role in our undergraduate admissions process,
  • close liaison with the staff within the Department, Faculty-based teams, Central Professional Services, external organisations, and members of the public.

To succeed in the role, you will need to have experience of working in a small but busy office environment where excellent communication skills are essential. Ideally you will also:

  • have experience using Microsoft Office applications and will be willing to acquire further IT skill,
  • be able to work as part of a team in a confidential setting
  • communicate persuasively and tactfully with colleagues, with an approachable and friendly style,
  • have excellent organisational skills,
  • demonstrate a good use of initiative,
  • have the ability to multi-task and prioritise a high workload.

This is being advertised as a part time, 2.5 days (18.25 hours) a week role. It is offered on a permanent, job share basis and the successful candidate would work the second half of the week. Training will be provided, and the successful candidate will have access to University of Bath professional development opportunities.

The Department, Faculty and the University value the commitment, achievements and talents of our workforce which is why we promote a rewarding culture that features a better benefit offering than those found elsewhere, particularly in industry.

We are inclusive and truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community.

For informal enquiries about the role, please contact Sarah Stead, Operations and Projects Manager; or 01225 385422

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.

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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Living Wage

We are an accredited Living Wage employer. Appointments at Grade 2, Spine Point 3, 4 and 5 will receive an additional supplement to ensure a minimum hourly pay equivalent to the Living Wage as confirmed on our Bath pay and grading structure page.

Visa information:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.