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Programme Assistant (SETsquared) (Fixed Term)

Job title Programme Assistant (SETsquared) (Fixed Term)

Department Research and Innovation Services (RIS)

Salary Starting from £21,630, rising to £23,144 per annum

Grade Grade 4

Placed on Tuesday 13 September 2022

Closing date Sunday 09 October 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CH9653R

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Motivated by a job where your admin talent can make a real difference to help founders create impact on society, the environment and the economy?

Come and join our small but mighty Programme and Events team at SETsquared, a partnership of six leading universities (Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey) which has a range of research commercialisation and business support programmes to help start-ups and scale-ups flourish and grow.

You will join the team at a busy and exciting time, as SETsquared celebrates 20 years of activity.

About the role:

We are looking to recruit a Programme Assistant who will ensure the smooth running of a number of activities across the central team.

This position is advertised full time (36.5 hours per week) fixed term basis, with an expected end date of 30/06/2023.

In this exciting and key role you will:

  • Support the Senior Administrator and Programmes Assistant, making sure activities are delivered to a high standard and systems and processes are well maintained
  • Support the senior management and the whole Events team in activities associated with events/meeting
  • Work across the wider SETsquared teams as well as with colleagues across the 6 partner Universities
  • Be the main point of contact for external queries from founders and innovators

About you:

You will have:

  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal, including writing briefs
  • Experience in customer service roles where interpersonal skills is essential
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Experience with IT systems, online platforms, Office Suite

About us:

For any informal discussions please contact Jenny Downard

Hybrid working is one of the many ways we recognise the importance of achieving a positive work life balance. Whilst the exact days you can work remotely will differ between teams and departments, it should provide you with greater flexibility, provided you are in the UK. Learn more about our future ways of working and explore further at interview.

SETsquared is an enterprise partnership of six leading research-intensive UK universities. We are predominantly back deep tech companies that are developing ground-breaking new technologies through securing access to public and private funding. We support 550 member companies and this is set to grow to 1000 over the next five years.

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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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 may be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.