Department Support Administrator

University of Reading - Henley Business School

We are seeking to appoint an experienced administrator to provide efficient and effective administration for the department of Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour, mainly based at our Greenland’s campus, but working one day a week from our Whiteknights campus.

To provide a central point of contact for academics, delivering an excellent, high quality service to external and internal stakeholders in the activities of LOB. To support the Department Manager in the day-to-day administration and operational support of the Department. The ability to work on their own initiative with minimum supervision as much of the time this role is autonomous.

You will have:

  • Previous administration/secretarial/PA experience.
  • Experience of diary management, meeting organisation and minute taking.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills including an excellent telephone manner.
  • Good planning and organisational skills to ensure tasks are completed to deadlines. together with the ability to prioritise and schedule multiple tasks.
  • Excellent PC skills, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, together with the ability and experience to extract information via the internet to assist in research.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport and create and sustain effective working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Self-motivated with the initiative to make progress without close supervision.
  • Able to maintain effectiveness under pressure.
  • Flexible and resilient approach.
  • The ability to travel between the Whiteknights and Greenland’s campus when required.

Interviews to be held 3rd May 2018

Informal contact details
Contact role: Department Manager
Contact name: Janice Goodwin
Contact phone: 01491 418766
Contact email:

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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