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BioYork Administrator

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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21,414 a year (reduced pro-rata for part-time working)
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BioYork is a newly established initiative at the University of York focused on the bioeconomy. The bioeconomy is the use of renewable biological resources to produce food, materials and energy. BioYork’s ambition is to deliver impact across the bioeconomy and our activity is based around three key themes: Heal (research for healthcare and pharmaceuticals), Feed (improving the productivity, sustainability and nutritional value of crops and food) and Fuel (developing new sources of bio-based fuels and chemicals). BioYork acts as a hub for bioeconomy activity arising from York and we work to develop new partnerships between academia and industry.

BioYork also encompasses a networking organisation called High Value Biorenewables (HVB) which is a membership organisation for academics and industrialists. HVB organises events to promote research and encourage networking.

This newly created post will provide administrative support to the BioYork Office and you will work closely with the BioYork Manager. You will make a positive contribution to the success of BioYork by developing our office administrative systems to ensure that the BioYork Office is run smoothly. Your main duties will include organising meetings and events, booking travel and accommodation, maintaining records, preparing documents, organising promotional materials, managing emails and calendars, and monitoring of budgets. Some travel to events is possible but will not be a requirement.

You should have experience of administration and organising events, and you will need excellent IT and communication skills. You will be expected to prioritise your own workload to meet deadlines. A positive and resilient manner will be essential to develop this new role.

The role is part time (16 hours per week) and hours can be worked flexibly although we anticipate the Administrator working three or four days per week.


The Department of Biology operates a set of family-friendly policies.  Staff working patterns are flexible and a formal flexitime system is also in operation and the University has a nursery on site.  We are proud to foster a supportive culture that helps staff and students reach their full potential and we embrace equality, diversity and inclusion as well as the values of the Athena SWAN Charter in all our departmental activities. Our philosophy is that poor working practices discriminate disproportionately against women whereas good practices support all.  We have a Gold Athena SWAN award in recognition of our culture, ethos and activity.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be made to Caroline Calvert, tel: 01904 32 8763, 

This post is available on a fixed term basis for 36 months.

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community  – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

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 A place where we can ALL be ourselves #EqualityatYork



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