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Department Support Administrator
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF26662

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 17/01/2019

Job live date: 03/01/2019

Salary: £19,730 to £24,029 per annum

Employment type: AAS-Clerical

Department: Henley Business School

Division: Leadership Organisations & Behaviour

Hours per week: 36 hours per week

Employment Basis/Type: Full time, Permanent

We are seeking to appoint an experienced administrator to provide efficient and effective administration for the department of Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour, based at our Whiteknights campus. To provide a central point of contact for academics, delivering an excellent, high quality service to external and internal stakeholders in the activities of LOB.  To support the Department Manager in the day-to-day administration and operational support of the Department. The ability to work on their own initiative with minimum supervision as much of the time this role is autonomous. 

You will have:

  • Previous administration/secretarial experience

  • Experience of diary management, meeting organisation and minute taking

  • Good written and verbal communication skills including an excellent telephone manner

  • Good planning and organisational skills to ensure tasks are completed to deadlines. together with the ability to prioritise and schedule multiple tasks

  • Excellent PC skills, including Word and Excel, together with the ability and experience to extract information via the internet to assist in research

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport and create and sustain effective working relationships both internally and externally

  • Self-motivated with the initiative to make progress without close supervision

  • Able to maintain effectiveness under pressure

  • Flexible and resilient approach.


  • Own your own transport, and able to travel between the Whiteknights and Greenlands campus when required


Interviews to be held 30th January 2019

Informal contact details

Contact role:

Department Manager

Contact name:

Janice Goodwin

Contact phone:

01491 418766

Contact email:

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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