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YCEDE Project Assistant

Executive Operations Department
23,487 per year (Reduced for part time working)
Grade 4
Contract status
Fixed term
Hours of work
Full or part-time (see job details)
Based at
University of York campus (with some remote working options available)
Interview date
16 and 17 June 2022
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Role Description


The University of York has recently been awarded Office for Students (OfS) and Research England (RE) funding in collaboration with the Universities of Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield, and Sheffield Hallam, to increase access to postgraduate research for Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic candidates. The Yorkshire Consortium for Equity in Doctoral Education (YCEDE) is an ambitious project that aims to deliver profound structural and cultural change in Higher Education (HE) practices across the five Yorkshire Universities involved in this project, by developing a beacon of best practice that can be advertised and used more widely, to enhance opportunities for postgraduate researchers (PGRs) of colour nationwide. You can find more about the Yorkshire Consortium for Equity in Doctoral Education on their website:

The York Graduate Research School (YGRS) currently sits within the wider Executive Operations Department and is looking to appoint a confident and experienced individual who will work to support the Project Manager (PM) on this exciting opportunity that aims to deliver fundamental changes at an institutional level.


This is a new role that will support the YCEDE Project Manager (PM) by providing an excellent service of administrative support to assist the PM in organising key activities. It will involve extensive communication and collaboration with staff from partner universities involved in the YCEDE project, as well as internal and external stakeholders. 

You will assist with the servicing of meetings, following up agreed actions for timely completion; event organisation; management of webpages ensuring all information is updated; creation of reports for the PM as required. This is not an exhaustive list and will therefore require the postholder to approach the role with a degree of flexibility.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

• Qualified to 5 GCSE passes at level 4 /Grade C or above (including Maths and English), an equivalent educational qualification, or relevant experience

• Experience of working in a varied administrative role effectively balancing competing priorities

• Experience in the use of relevant IT applications and/or systems including MS Office and/or Google applications

• Ability to organise and liaise with multiple stakeholders and monitor/track progress

• Able to work flexibly and accurately, under pressure and to tight deadlines

• Knowledge of the lived experience of underrepresented communities in Higher Education

Please note this role is available on a fixed term basis for three years (Available from 1 May 2022 until 30 January 2025)  

Interview date: 16 and 17 June 2022

For informal enquiries: please contact Raj Mann on

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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