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Graduate and Researcher College Assistant

University of Kent - Graduate and Researcher College

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £20,600 to £22,254 per annum (grade 4)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th September 2021
Closes: 29th September 2021
Job Ref: CSF-299-21

Contract Type: Fixed Term - 12 Months

Do you have experience of working within a busy office with competing demands and priorities? Are you able to work confidently, professionally and use initiative to resolve problems as and when they arise? If so this 12 month full time role could be ideal.  

As Graduate and Researcher College (GRC) Assistant you will provide a range of essential secretarial and administrative support for the GRC Team. The focus of this role will be evenly split to support postgraduate student activities/events and academic researcher development, including assisting with the smooth running of the Researcher Development (academic) training programmes for staff who research. You will be the first point of contact for a wide variety of people at all levels (both internally and externally) and will be expected to gain a good knowledge of the remit of the GRC and the University’s procedures to support postgraduates and staff who research. 

As GRC Assistant you will:

  • Assist senior managers by taking responsibility for specific areas of administration within the team
  • Coordinate postgraduate student communication via the weekly email bulletin, social media, GRC blog, and website
  • Provide general clerical and secretarial assistance within the GRC including taking minutes of meetings
  • Act as a first point of contact for the GRC Researcher Development (academic) training programmes

To be successful in the role you will have/be:

  • Proven experience in a similar role in a busy office with competing demands and priorities
  • European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) or proven experience of the use of MS Office Packages (MS Word and MS Excel in particular).
  • Recent experience of working or studying within Higher Education
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to liaise effectively with all contacts, and a professional attitude to work

The University of Kent is a distinctive and attractive place to work. We employ over 6,000 staff, including academic and research staff and a full range of support and administration staff. Our stunning main campus in Canterbury, Kent was founded in 1965 and is set among green and tranquil open space overlooking the spectacular Cathedral. Our staff enjoy competitive salaries, an occupational pension scheme, generous holiday entitlements and a great working environment.

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact centralservicesresourcing@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: CSF-299-21.

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Please note that we prioritise applications from current University of Kent redeployees. We will let you know if this post is to be filled by a redeployee as, in this instance, your application will unfortunately not be taken forward

Applications must be made via the University’s online application system; CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

The University of Kent values diversity and promotes equality at all levels

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, all interviews will take place remotely. 

From 1 January 2021, non-British and non-Irish nationals who do not already hold a UK immigration status will be required to obtain a visa in order to be able to work in the UK.  A new points-based system will be implemented which will treat EEA and non-EEA citizens equally.  For further information please visit the UK Visas & Immigration website.

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