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Project Administrator

Language and Linguistic Science
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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Fixed term
21,814 a year (pro rata)
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Role Description

‘Overcoming social disadvantages through reinforcement of babble in infants from low socioeconomic homes’ is a research project based in the Language and Linguistic Science Department at the University of York. The project will be run in collaboration with York’s Children’s Centres.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly organised Project Administrator. You will work closely with the Principal Investigator, Tamar Keren-Portnoy and other project team members as well as with the team in York’s Children’s Centres. Your main role will be to facilitate the participation of local families with young babies in the project: to recruit them, organise their participation schedule, and help them understand and fulfill the tasks required of them. You will keep records of expenses and a participant database. You will liaise with the families, York’s Children’s Centres staff and the research team.

You will have excellent people skills and organisational skills. You will understand the needs of young children and those of their parents/carers and know how to relate to people from diverse background. You will know how to use MS Office applications (such as Word, Excel, Access) and how to use simple iPad apps. You will have the ability to create and maintain project documentation and logs, including payment records. You will be adept at managing diaries to organise meetings and events. You will be able to organise and balance multiple priorities effectively to meet required deadlines, using initiative to solve problems where necessary. You will have a proven ability to work independently as well as part of a team. You may need to travel to children’s homes in some cases, so will need a driver’s licence and to have access to a car.

This post is available From March 1 2019 or soon after on a fixed term contract for 2 years, with 3.7 hours a week on average. Working hours will be determined in consultation with the Principal Investigator and with the York’s Children’s Centers staff, and will need to accommodate the needs of the families and their schedules.

If you have any informal queries about the role, please contact Tamar Keren-Portnoy, the Principal Investigator, email: or tel: 01904 323614.

It is anticipated that interviews for the post will be held in February 2020.

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