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Administrator (General)

Economics and Related Studies
23,487 - 26,341 a year
Grade 4
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University of York campus (with some remote working options available)
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The Department of Economics and Related Studies is seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic and proactive Administrator, with excellent interpersonal and communications skills, to join the busy Administration Team.

The Administration Team is part of a larger team of Professional Support Staff, supporting a broad range of activities within the Department.  Working collaboratively with academic colleagues, and with support colleagues from around the University, to achieve departmental, Faculty and University objectives.

The Department is based on Campus West and is one of the largest economics departments in the UK.  We offer a great diversity of research expertise and research-led teaching and our academic community of staff, students and visitors is both intellectually vibrant and international in perspective.


Working under the Line Management of the Administration Manager, you will provide administrative support to a range of operational activities in an academic department/s.

As part of a departmental Administration Team, you will work collaboratively with academic and professional services colleagues both within the department, and in the wider Faculty / University, to enable a responsive, proactive and high-quality operational support service to staff.

You will provide support to a range of transactional and operational activities including areas such as, but not limited to, HR, finance, event planning, servicing committees, record maintenance.

Skills, Behaviours & Qualification needed

  • A minimum of five GCSEs, grade A*-C including Maths and English (or equivalent non-uk qualifications or equivalent professional experience)
  • Demonstrate the ability to:
    • accurately record, analyse and report information/data
    • use digital technologies including Google applications and Microsoft Office
    • communicate effectively in verbal and written formats
    • organise activities and resources effectively
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others to deliver a quality service
  • Committed to developing self and others, and ability to identify and implement continuous improvement
  • Actively champion respect, inclusivity, equality and diversity
  • Previous experience of providing administrative support to activities connected to areas such as HR, finance, event planning, servicing committees and maintaining confidential records in line with GDPR, would be an advantage.
  • We will add the University’s Equality and Diversity statement to all advertisements:

Interview date:  29 July 2022, via Zoom

For informal enquiries: please contact Vin McDermott,

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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