SRPe Administrator (45747)

University of Strathclyde - Faculty of Engineering

FTE: 1.0 
Term: Fixed to 31/10/2019

The Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering (SRPe), based at the state-of-the-art Technology & Innovation Centre in Glasgow and hosted by the University of Strathclyde, is seeking to recruit an experienced and versatile Administrator.

SRPe is a pan-Scotland collaborative framework comprised of an alliance of 10 Scottish universities engaged in world-class engineering research and structured around 3 regional partnerships. It drives stronger leadership and collaboration in engineering research across academia, industry and the public sector at the national and international level. SRPe has five priority themes of national strategic importance: Technologies for High Value Manufacturing, Engineering at the Life Sciences Interface, Civil Engineering, Energy and Communications.

The role involves a wide variety of administrative duties and responsibilities including personal administrative support for the Executive Director across all aspects of SRPe operations, and the delivery of general day-to-day administrative support to the wider SRPe organisation. This will include: financial administrative support, co-ordination of budgets; tracking and reporting specific project outcomes; development and maintenance of registers and databases; support in initial website development and on-going maintenance and administration of the website; organisation of and support in the delivery of team meetings, conferences and events; preparation and administration of communications and marketing materials (such as monthly newsletter etc.) plus other administrative duties as may be specified by the Executive Director during day-to-day operational delivery.

The role will involve working with a large number of senior stakeholders across the engineering research network in Scotland and you will interact closely and effectively with your administrative counterparts across the various organisations. You will play a key role in supporting the Executive Director and the overall organisation to take SRPe to its next level of development and success. This presents an exciting opportunity for an administrative professional of high calibre who is looking to make a key contribution within a high impact organisation whilst continuing to grow and develop professionally.

To be considered for the role, you will be educated to a minimum of HNC level in a relevant subject or you will have significant experience in a similar role. You will have excellent organisational / planning skills, a wide range of IT skills, excellent interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and you must have the versatility and enthusiasm to embrace new challenges. You will be capable of undertaking the role with a high level of personal responsibility and initiative and you must be comfortable and effective in interacting with, and influencing, key internal and external stakeholders at a wide range of levels including executive level. Some aspects of delivery will be non-prescriptive hence a high level of personal confidence, flexibility and adaptability is vital.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Caroline Cantley, Executive Director, SRPe at caroline.cantley@strath.ac.uk on 0141 444 7191.

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