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Executive Officer and Institute Administrator

University of Essex - Institute of Public Health and Wellbeing

Location: Colchester
Salary: £27,116 to £30,497 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th October 2021
Closes: 27th October 2021
Job Ref: REQ05193

Institute of Public Health and Wellbeing (IPHW)

Leading impactful innovation in public health and wellbeing is a strategic priority for our University as well as our region. The establishment of the IPHW will advance the University’s mission of excellence in education and research, for the benefit of individuals and communities. IPHW will be an international centre of excellence, bringing together research strengths across all three faculties, driving forward research collaborations and developing our strategic partnerships with national and regional organisations including NHS Trusts. The establishment of the IPHW will align our research capability, expertise and strengths across a broad spectrum of research and innovations in public health and wellbeing, including a wide range of health-related training programmes, clinics, facilities and services, leveraging the assets of our expertise and skills to enable us to scale our impact.

The Institute will harness the strengths of our University to deliver research, innovation and impact across four key pillars:

  1. Social, biological and environmental determinants of health,
  2. Interventions, outcomes, evaluations and policy,
  3. Conditions, individual differences, wellbeing and subjectivity
  4. Human rights, Community participation and voice.

In addition, our focus on inequality, its impact on health and wellbeing, our strength in methodological rigour and our contributions to methodological developments will also be the focus for the Institute. Utilising our international reputation in social science and other disciplines and our researchers across science and health and humanities to successfully tackle the most complex issues in public health and wellbeing will be a key aim for the successful candidate.

Duties of the Role

The Executive Officer and Institute Administrator is responsible for managing all administrative aspects of the IPHW.  This includes responsibility for organising and coordinating all its internal and external-facing activities of the Institute, its communications as well as providing support to the Institute’s Director and Assistant Director.  Working with the Institute Director and Assistant Director, candidates for this post will have the commitment to contribute to the development and success of the Institute. You will be able to work autonomously and take responsibility and coordinate key areas of activity.

Qualifications and Skills required

The successful candidate will be educated to A-level standard or equivalent and will have experience of working as an administrator.

Experience of financial management including preparation of budgets, accounts and financial reporting, experience in establishing and maintaining systems for managing files and records,  excellent interpersonal, communication and management skills and strong IT skills and familiarity with Windows-based software and spreadsheets are all essential for this post.

Please use the 'Apply' button to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

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