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Research Administrator

Health Sciences
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
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Fixed term
21,814 - 25,217 per year (reduced pro-rata)
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Role Description

Department and Role

The Department of Health Sciences is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Research Secretary/Administrator to work with the Mental Health and Addiction Research group. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an organised and highly efficient individual to provide professional secretarial and administrative support to the group and its research projects.

The role will involve a diverse workload and extensive communication with a wide range of people both internal and external to the University. A friendly and helpful manner is essential, combined with the ability to use initiative and judgement. The balance of the workload will fluctuate according to demands, and flexibility will be essential in this post.  High standards, excellent organisational and communications skills and strong interpersonal skills are essential in this post as well as highly developed IT and computing skills. The successful candidate must have the ability to prioritise workload, multi task and work to tight deadlines. You must also be willing to work flexibly to meet the varied demands of this busy role.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • Good general standard of education to include 5 GCSE passes at Grade C or above (including Maths and English), or an equivalent educational qualification, or relevant experience
  • Thorough knowledge of administrative procedures and processes used in a busy office within a large complex organisation
  • Excellent IT skills with the ability to use Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint
  • Ability to act as a point of contact, arranging internal and external meetings and making travel/accommodation arrangements
  • Effective communication using a range of media is essential 
  • Monitor income/expenditure against a service-related budget
  • Ability to use digital communication channels and maintaining website and social media platforms
  • Experience of working with databases, ensuring accuracy throughout
  • Ability to effectively organise and prioritise own work and follow procedures in order to produce work to a high standard, to required deadlines.

Salary will be in the range of £21,814 - £25,217 per annum (reduced pro-rata). This is a part-time FTE 0.50, fixed term post for a period of two years in the first instance.

Interview date: TBC

For informal enquiries: please contact Elena Ratschen at

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