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Department Coordinator

Job title Department Coordinator

Department Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Salary Starting from £22,847, rising to £26,341

Grade Grade 5

Placed on Monday 13 June 2022

Closing date Sunday 03 July 2022

Interview date Thursday 14 July 2022

Reference CH9527

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We are looking for an eager, motivated and resourceful individual to join our busy team. 

About the role 

You will play a vital role, ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the department office and providing advice, support and information. Key elements of the role include providing administrative and operational support to the Head of Department with the responsibility for co-ordinating core Department activities including HR and finance matters and providing full secretarial support for a number of department committees.

This varied and exciting post also includes co-ordinating recruitment and staff induction activity, support for Faculty based teams, departmental events, enquiry management, overview and allocation of Departmental space and management of operational relationships with Professional Services colleagues across the University. 

This position is available on a full-time (36.5 hours per week) permanent basis. 

About you 

  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Demonstrate a good use of initiative
  • Have an approachable manner, with the willingness to challenge people and situations when necessary. 
  • Have the ability to multi-task and prioritise a high workload.

Please click here for more information about our Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and its departments

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Hannah Barnham, Operations and Projects Manager ( However, please ensure that you submit your application through the University of Bath website.

As a Faculty, we embrace change and provide a supportive environment in which to grow, offering professional development opportunities with a strong belief in the value of investing in our people and teams. We organise Faculty Away days, social events, book/craft clubs and are open to new and innovative ideas. We love to support our local community and charities through fundraising events.

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.