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Student and Academic Services Administrator/Receptionist

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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
19,133 - 22,417 a year
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To be confirmed
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Role Description


The Department of Biology covers the spectrum of contemporary biological sciences with no internal barriers and collaboration within the Department is strongly encouraged. Our Department comprises approximately 65 academic staff, 95 research associates, 170 support (technical, professional and administrative) staff, 180 graduate students, and approximately 863 undergraduates. Several senior positions are funded by charities or industry.

The Department of Biology operates a set of family-friendly policies and welcomes applications that are made on a part-time and job share basis. We will do our best to accommodate such requests where possible.

Staff working patterns are flexible and a formal flexitime system is in operation in the Department. We provide support and advice for staff taking maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave, and the University has a nursery and a Child Care voucher scheme.

Further information about the department is available at:


The Department of Biology is looking to appoint a Student and Academic Support (SAS) Administrator/Receptionist to be part of the Department's SAS office. This role is to provide cover for reception for part of the week with the flexibility to cover absences when needed. The SAS office is a professional first point of contact providing a welcoming environment and administrative support to all visitors, students and staff undertaking work spanning the full student life cycle.

If you are seeking a role with a broad range of elements then this might be the role for you. You will have opportunity to work collaboratively with the SAS Manager and other team members to put in place systems and processes to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of the office, as well as working with other administrative areas of the Department as the need arises. 

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

You will have a good general education to include 5 GCSE passes at Grade C or above, or an equivalent educational qualification/relevant experience and be familiar with practices and procedures used in an administrative office. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a ‘can-do’ problem solving approach. 

Interview date: TBC

Informal enquiries about the vacancy can be made to Ann Mathe, Student and Academic Services Manager E: or via the Department Management Team administration Hub E:

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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