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Research and Finance Administrator

University of Bedfordshire - Professional services

Location: Luton
Salary: £30,487 to £37,099 pa : Grade 6
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th December 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024
Job Ref: BEDS2652

The Institute of Applied Social Research (IASR), University of Bedfordshire is seeking to appoint a full time Research and Finance Administrator to join the team.  They successful candidate will support the delivery of large portfolio of national and international research projects on child and family welfare, child sexual exploitation, trafficking, forced migration, youth crime and victimisation, adult safeguarding and substance misuse and ageing.

The Research and Finance administrator will be responsible for contributing to the day-to-day business operations of the Institute of Applied Social Research. They will work with the Director and Project managers to oversee the Institute’s research portfolio and budgets. They will also act as a key coordination point for multi-partner projects and activities such as in-house events, partnership board meetings and practice development activities.

We are looking for an exceptionally organised and driven candidate to provide general administrative support to researchers in the Institute. Applicants should have good knowledge and experience of administrative functions, including use of IT platforms including MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Access.  Excellent organisational and communications skills, and the ability to take the initiative and prioritise tasks are essential. Experience of working in a busy research environment, preferably in Higher Education is desirable.  

The successful candidate will be able to work with a high degree of autonomy and will need to be self-directed.  In return, you will be receive regular supervision by an experienced line manager and access to university-facilitated training. 

We welcome applicants with a range of experiences that have equipped them to fulfil the requirements of this role.

Interviews will be held on 19th January 2024

For a full job description and person specification, please click here.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and values the diversity of all its workforce and student population.

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All applications must be received by midnight on the closing date. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline.

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