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Operations Assistant (Fixed Term)

Job title Operations Assistant (Fixed Term)

Department Research and Innovation Services (RIS)

Salary Starting from £20,600, rising to £22,254

Grade Grade 4

Placed on Tuesday 07 June 2022

Closing date Sunday 03 July 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CH9374R

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We have an exciting opportunity for an Operations Assistant to join our team at the University of Bath.

If you have a passion for business and enjoy working with innovative companies from across multiple sectors, then this is the role you have been looking for! 

About the role 

You will be a key member within University of Bath Innovation Centre team, making a significant contribution to the customer experience of companies incubated from our research base, our students and graduates, and from the entrepreneurial eco-system of our city region. 

You will be responsible for providing administrative support to the Enterprise & Innovation Centre team. To act as point of contact on reception, dealing with enquiries. To will deal with the day-to-day operations of the Innovation Centre ensuring an efficient and professional service. You will have a defined set of responsibilities, and the success of the University of Bath’s Enterprise and Innovation Centre team relies on these being performed to a consistently high quality.

The role will be primarily based at the University of Bath Innovation Centre as part of the SETsquared Bath team. SETsquared Bath is part of the wider SETsquared Partnership of six universities and has been recognised as the Number 1 University business incubation centre in the world (UBI Index, 2015). The University of Bath Innovation Centre has a good number of high growth businesses and plans to grow its membership, and also runs a number of innovation networks. 

This role is offered a full time (36.5 hours per week) fixed term basis with an expected end date of 31/12/2022.

About you

  • Highly organised 
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Excellent communication skills 

For informal discussion about the role please contact Ben Woods (Head of Regional Development) on bw669@bath.ac.uk 

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.