Senior Administrator

University of Southampton - Web Science Institute (WSI)

An opportunity has arisen within the Web Science Institute (WSI) for a Senior Administrator to support the administration on a number of research projects. The post holder will work with the Principal Investigator and Project Manager and will be responsible for managing specified areas of the research projects, including organizing and attending meetings and events (primarily in the UK and EU).

This post requires a highly proactive and self-motivated person to support the delivery of business- critical services in line with the strategic objectives and priorities of the research projects. The post holder will have the ability to manage effectively his or her own workload and provide high level administrative and operational support to the Principal Investigator and Project Manager. The post holder will also have the ability to build effective and credible working relationships with staff and external stakeholders and will work closely with colleagues in the Web Science Institute (WSI) and the University’s EU Office.

The post holder will have excellent communication skills and good spoken and written English. In addition, excellent organisational ability and a willingness to undertake a wide range of complex tasks as part of your day-to-day role is essential, together with a flexible approach towards the full requirements of the post

The post holder will be based at Highfield campus within the Web and Internet Science Research Group.

The University has a generous maternity policy and onsite childcare facilities; employees are able to participate in the childcare vouchers scheme. Other benefits include state-of-the-art on-campus sports, arts and culture facilities, a full programme of events and a range of staff discounts.

The post is for one year in the first instance. To discuss the position further, please contact Susan Davies, WSI Coordination Manager, at

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0)23 8059 4046. Please quote reference 923917FP on all correspondence.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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