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Early Career Researcher Development and Training Officer

University of Birmingham - College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £24,291 to £26,094 with potential progression once in post to £30,207 (Band 500)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd June 2022
Closes: 13th July 2022
Job Ref: 57032

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Part Time, 28.8 hours per week, 80% full time equivalent

Interview: 15th August 2022

Job summary

You will join a professional services team, which is passionate about providing excellent administration support for students and staff.  Duties may vary between teams, but you will have the opportunity to contribute or take a lead in all aspects of administration necessary to develop, implement and manage a holistic programme of support for early career and postdoctoral researchers within the College of Life and Environmental Sciences (CoLES) and the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CoEPS). You will work closely with a diverse group of people including managers, academic staff and students to deliver the annual cycle of teaching and learning related activity.

Sitting within the wider CoLES Research and Knowledge Transfer Office (RKTO), the postholder will act as primary contact for postdoctoral researchers, academics, POD, HR, and other relevant parties in the two Colleges, providing expert guidance, understanding and resolving queries, and identifying when to delegate or escalate queries. They will develop further networks and clear communication channels with internal relevant parties and external bodies such as Vitae.  The postholder will proactively identify ways of enhancing the researcher experience, making recommendations as appropriate.

Person Specification

You will evidence:

  • Substantial professional experience in a variety of similar roles; and
  • GCSEs to a minimum of grade C in English and Mathematics (or equivalent qualifications) and
  • A levels or an equivalent level 3 qualification, such as a Level 3 NVQ, or level 3 national diploma.
  • Comfortable in a role where you take significant responsibility and where you proactively propose new ways of working.
  • Comfortable working on your own initiative to complete tasks and projects without close supervision.
  • Able to become authoritative quickly on complex systems and be able to advise colleagues on these.
  • Able to set the standard for other colleagues, acting as a role model and coaching staff as appropriate.
  • Able to communicate and delegate effectively as required.
  • Well organised with the ability to prioritise work (your own and the work of others) proactively, independently and as part of a team.
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines in a collaborative team environment.
  • A good understanding of delivering excellent customer service and the ability to influence others to deliver it too.
  • Experience of using and maintaining complex work systems e.g. student databases/record systems or equivalent.
  • Exemplary attention to detail and the ability to work confidentially, use judgement and make appropriate decisions within the constraints of the role
  • The ability to cope with change in a fast moving, dynamic environment where change is often required immediately.
  • An understanding of the importance of  equality and diversity in the workplace
  • Ability to identify and respond to equality and diversity issues in line with relevant policies and procedures.

To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button above or visit our careers website;

https://bham.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&portal=101430233, please quote Job Ref 57032 in all enquiries.

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