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Research Project Administrator
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF21844

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 10/01/2018

Job live date: 18/12/2017

Salary: £24,285 to £26,495 per annum pro rata

Employment type: AAS-Clerical

Department: School of Archaeology Geography & Environmental Science

Division: Geography & Environmental Science

Hours per week: 7 hours

Employment Basis/Type: Part-time, fixed-term

Applications are invited for the post of Research Project Administrator to support the administration and management of the NERC LANDWISE project (LAND management in lowland catchments for Integrated flood riSk rEduction). This is a 4 year research project involving University of Reading, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, British Geological Survey, University of Gloucestershire, Forest Research, JBA Consulting, CGI Group and over 40 partner organisations.  Research will focus on a range of land use and management strategies within the West Thames River Basin. 

Duties will include organising and managing events and meetings to support the project, taking minutes, collating project tracking information, recording project expenditure and communications (including updating project website, twitter and newsletter). This is a varied role and will suit someone who enjoys working with new and dynamic situations. The Research Project Administrator will work closely with the project Director, Dr Joanna Clark, the University Research Accountants and the Research Team and Partners.

This is a part-time fixed-term post for up to 45 months, ending on 31 October 2021. The appointment is 0.2 FTE or 7 hours a week.  We are happy to agree a flexible working pattern.

The University aspires to be an “Employer of Choice” and recognises that success is not simply determined by a competitive suite of terms and conditions of service, but by fostering a working environment that protects the physical and mental well-being of its staff. Full details of the University's Health and Well-being policy are available from through the HR website. The University is committed to work-life balance and supportive of flexible working arrangements.

The University supports its staff in many other ways:


You will have:

  • BSc in Geography, Environmental Science, Agriculture, Ecology, Environmental Engineering or related discipline.
  • Experience of project administration, communications and event organisation.
  • Competent IT user proficient in use of MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work with a wide range of audiences.
  • Ability to stay calm and focused under pressure, enjoy working with others and work under own initiative
  • An interest in environmental management, flooding and/or natural flood management.


Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Line manager, LANDWISE Project Director

Contact role:

LANDWISE Co-Investigator

Contact name:

Dr Joanna Clark

Contact name:

Dr John Hammond

Contact phone:

0118 378 6581

Contact phone:

0118 378 6676

Contact email:

Contact email:

Interview date to be confirmed January 2018

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.


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