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Postgraduate Research Coordinator

Lancaster University - Lancaster Environment Centre

Location: Lancaster
Salary: £23,715 to £27,131 (pro-rata)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th January 2023
Closes: 29th January 2023
Job Ref: 0006-23

Interview date: Thursday 9th February 2023

Lancaster Environment Centre (Department) at Lancaster University is seeking to appoint a part time Postgraduate Research (PGR) Coordinator.  As part of the Student Office Team, the role holder will support the delivery and administration of students and the student experience. Postgraduate research students come from varied backgrounds, will hold an undergraduate degree and work on a research project supervised by a dedicated supervision team. The Student Office Team, led by the Student Programmes Officer, provide support to staff and students across all Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes including PGR within the Department. Within the Team, Coordinators are each assigned lead (or core) responsibility for specific activities or year groups whilst being able to assist across the whole provision as required.

Our Lancaster University values believe in respecting each other by being open and fair and promoting diversity, building communities by working effectively together and creating positive change by being ambitious in our learning, expertise and action. 

About you

You will:

  • Have experience of providing a high level of customer service.
  • Have the ability to prioritise workload to meet competing deadlines, and the ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Be able to present information accurately and communicate effectually with a wide range of people.
  • Be able to demonstrate competent IT skills and the ability to work with new systems and software in an evolving digital environment.

The benefits of the role

  • Generous holiday leave - 25 days (pro-rata) annual leave plus University closure days and bank holidays.
  • Access to employee pension scheme, and annual flexible benefits scheme.
  • We are committed to promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion across the Faculty, and supporting family-friendly, flexible and agile working policies. The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in Higher Education and research.

LEC is a large department with around 650 undergraduate students, 80 taught postgraduate students, 160 postgraduate research students, over 80 academic staff, 50 research staff and over 50 professional services staff (administration, business-facing and technical). LEC’s teaching and research focus on the environment, spanning across social and natural sciences.

Further information about the Department can be found at www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec

Please upload a cover letter with your application stating your rationale and interest in applying for this post. For each of the supporting statements, please include examples to show your experience and/or skills in that area.

We encourage informal enquires to discuss any aspect of this role either via telephone or an in-person meeting. To arrange please contact: Bitten Brigham (Faculty Manager) at b.brigham@lancaster.ac.uk

Further details:

Unless specified otherwise, all advertised roles are UK based.

The University strongly supports the of each employee, whilst promoting the importance of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available, more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster’ information page.

We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education.

We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.

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