Project Administrator

University of Sheffield - Materials Science and Engineering

Contract Type: Fixed-term for 13 months to cover maternity leave

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

Salary: £21,585 - £24,983 per annum. Potential to progress to £27,285 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.

If you are interested in being part of an exciting new Engineering Hub within a world top 100 University, then this is a great opportunity for you.

MAPP (Manufacture using Advanced Powder Processes) is a new £10m Future Manufacturing Hub in Manufacture using Advanced Powder Process funded by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC). MAPP’s vision is to deliver on the promise of powder-based manufacturing processes to provide low energy, low cost and low waste high value manufacturing routes and products to secure UK manufacturing productivity and growth. MAPP is part of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering is one of the national leaders in the field: it was rated in the top 5 in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (2014) when accounting for profile and volume, and nationally is 2nd in terms of research income.

We are recruiting a Project Administrator to join the Operations team which supports the Director and Senior Business Development Manager in the development and delivery of the MAPP Hub (see below). This is a temporary position to cover maternity leave, and the successful candidate will join a small team which includes a Project Manager and Marketing and Communications Officer.

Key duties will include providing professional administrative support to the Hub Director and Senior Development Manager as well as diverse activities in supporting the Operations team. This may include dealing with financial systems, organising events and monitoring project databases and systems.

Our ideal candidate will be familiar with working in a University administration role, have experience in using University systems such as SAP, and be confident in dealing with conflicting priorities. As a large project, MAPP involves multiple industry partners and four university partners, so good communication skills and high attention to detail is paramount. Educated to at least A Level and with significant previous administration experience, you will have the ability to work with a wide range of individuals, be highly motivated and able to work autonomously.

In return we can offer you the opportunity to be part of a large project that is playing a key part in the innovative development of new and sustainable manufacturing technologies. As a member of the Operations Team you will be able to increase your experience in areas such as event planning and take responsibility for specific activities that may interest you.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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