Administrative Assistant

University of Reading - Politics and International Relations

We need an experienced administrator to support the Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships Programme. The post holder will also be responsible for organising conferences and workshops held by the School relating to Climate Change.

You will have:

  • Good organisational and communication skills.
  • Experience in a similar or related-role.
  • Good problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently and use initiative.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Ability to handle a wide a varied workload.

Candidates with experience of working in the higher education sector and of organising events such as workshops and conferences would be at an advantage.

Informal Contact Details
Contact role: Programme Director
Contact name: Catriona McKinnon
Contact phone: 0118 378 8502
Contact email:

Alternative Informal Contact Details
Contact role: 
Executive Administration Manager
Contact name: Imogen Jakubek
Contact phone: 0118 378 7361
Contact email:

Interview date: 1st March 2018

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

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