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Centre Administrative Officer

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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25,482 - 31,302 a year
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The Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity ( is seeking to recruit a Centre Administrative Officer to provide planning and support for projects within the Centre, to drive the delivery of the Centre’s programme of meetings, seminars and events, and to act as the central point of contact for internal and external partnerships.

You will be based within the Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity at the University of York, a major new interdisciplinary research centre funded by The Leverhulme Trust to increase knowledge of how the relationship between humanity and the natural world is changing, and how we might move forwards to maintain and develop a sustainable Earth.  The Centre will run for 10 years from autumn 2019.

You will act as the central point of contact for academics and other staff engaging with the Centre from across the University, as well as for a range of external partners. You will organise activities to support the delivery of the Centre’s research, including internal and external meetings, seminars and events, and be responsible for maintaining the Centre’s web and social media presence.

You will have good knowledge of all standard Microsoft Office and Google suite applications, website creation and social media, and a demonstrable track record of both project and event management, including budgetary management. You will have experience of planning, organising and facilitating networks, meetings, workshops and conferences, as well as a proven ability to foster collaborations with a range of stakeholders. You will have experience in public relations and of communication across a range of platforms including social media. You should have a flexible approach to managing a diverse workload and a high degree of organisation.

The post is available on a fixed-term contract for 5 years from August 2019 and salary will be in the range £25,482 - £31,302 a year. 

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be made to Centre Director, Professor Chris Thomas, via email: or Administration Manager - Biology, Angela Lipscomb email:

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