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Centre for Doctoral Training Administration Manager

University of Reading - School of Mathematical Physical & Computational Sciences

Location: Reading
Salary: £33,966 to £44,263 pro-rata per annum
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st February 2024
Closes: 17th March 2024
Job Ref: SRF46633
 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced administrator to join the team that is running a new PhD training programme in Mathematics for our Future Climate (MFC). This is an exciting joint venture between the University of Reading, Imperial College London and the University of Reading. You will be a part of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics within the School of Mathematical Physical and Computational Sciences of the University of Reading. The MFC PhD programme seeks to harness the power of mathematics to address the urgent issues presented by climate change.

You will take a lead in the operational management of the Centre, working with the MFC Administrators at Imperial College London and the University of Southampton and the Centre Directors. It is a wide-ranging role that will offer you the opportunity to innovate and organize MFC activities, establish new working practices and interact with PhD students, academics, and support staff across the university, and work with external partner organisations.

We are seeking someone who is a proactive and confident communicator who is able to work independently and with a high level of self-motivation, whilst working effectively within a small team. An ability to take a flexible approach to managing a constant and varied portfolio of requests from staff and students will be important.

This is a part-time fixed term (0.8FTE) contract ending 30/9/32. 

You will have:

  • Excellent communications skills (verbal and written)
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills
  • Excellent numeracy, with experience of monitoring budgets and reporting on expenditure
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent committee servicing skills
  • Excellent all-round IT skills, and the confidence and ability to get to grips with new electronic systems
  • Degree level or equivalent vocational qualification or equivalent experience
  • Experience within UK Higher Education administration
  • Event management experience, including organising conferences/workshops

Informal contact details

Contact role: Reading Centre Director
Contact name: Jennifer Scott
Contact email: jennifer.scott@reading.ac.uk

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role: Executive Support Officer
Contact name: Debbie Turner
Contact email: debra.turner@reading.ac.uk

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-UK candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that by reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship will not be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and champions LGBT+ equality. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs. 

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