CGHE Centre Administrator

University College London - UCL Institute of Education - Centre for Global Higher Education - Department of Education, Practice and Society

The ESRC/HEFCE Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) is a research centre focused on higher education and its future. Its objectives are to conduct, disseminate, and publish basic and applied research in three integrated programmes of work, relating to global, national (UK), and local perspectives on higher education; to develop theory about higher education and methods of inquiry and research; to respond to new issues arising within the frame of the three programmes, and at the interfaces between them; to facilitate broad academic and policy discussion about higher education in the UK and across the world; and to build long-term capacity in UK social science research on higher education.

The role of Administrator is a key one for the Centre, providing support primarily to the Director, Deputy Directors, Management Committee, and research leaders in relation to all the main areas of the Centre’s work. You will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Centre with respect to financial and personnel functions, as well as playing a major role in liaising with the Economic and Social Research Council and the Centre’s institutional partners, in the UK and abroad, and the various external bodies with which it will work. These will include government departments, regulatory agencies, and international agencies.

You will be responsible for supporting the Director of the Centre in managing the budget of approximately £1.3 m per annum and in doing so will work closely with the management team and members of the UCL and IOE Research Support Services teams. You will also be required to work with the finance and research personnel of the Centre’s partner institutions on the management of the sub-contracts.

The post is available immediately and is funded until 30/09/2020 in the first instance.

The post holder will be educated to degree level and will have excellent project management and administrative skills. The post holder will be highly numerate with experience of financial administration, including the ability to create budgets, monitor and review budgetary expenditure.

Working experience in a higher education or research environment is desirable.

UCL vacancy reference: 1716000

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

For further details about this post please email Professor Simon Marginson (

Closing Date: 6 April 2018.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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