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Department Support Administrator
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF42832

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 30/10/2022

Job live date: 26/09/2022

Salary: £21,630 - £25,642

Employment type: AAS-Clerical

Department: Henley Business School

Division: Real Estate & Planning

Hours per week: 36

Employment Basis/Type: Full Time, Permanent

This is a key role in a lively academic department within Henley Business School. You will work with the Department Administrator to provide high-quality administrative support to the department.  There is plenty of variety in the job and scope to use your initiative; we are always looking for ways to improve how we work.  You will work with a range of people including academics, administrators and other colleagues across the university, and also our students. You will also interact with our external stakeholders such as: visitors from universities and businesses, applicants for our courses, accrediting bodies and others.

The person is expected to have or ability to develop the following skills:

•           Strong written and oral communication skills

•           Exceptional organisational and planning skills

•           Ability to prioritise and complete multiple tasks to agreed timescales

•           Ability to provide a high standard of customer service

•           Positive, proactive and flexible attitude

•           Good use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)

•           Willingness to learn

Interview date: 15/11/2022

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Head of Real Estate & Planning

Contact role:

Department Administrator

Contact name:

Professor Gianluca Marcato

Contact name:

Abbie Chessell

Contact phone:

+44 118 378 8178

Contact phone:

+44 118 378 3616

Contact email:

Contact email:

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.

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The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. 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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