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York Law School
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
23,487 - 26,341 per year
Interview Date
Week commencing 18 October 2021
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Role Description


The York Law School (YLS) is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced administrator to work flexibly across professional support services for the Department and Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR).


This role is offered on a full time, open basis and involves working in both locations across the week. As the first point of contact you will provide comprehensive administrative support to both the YLS and CAHR, supporting colleagues, students, visitors and human right defenders taking part in the Protective Fellowship Scheme at CAHR.  The successful candidate must have the ability to multitask and prioritise workload, whilst being flexible, and able to deal with matters as they arise in a professional and confident manner.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a friendly and solutions based approach.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • Qualified to 5 GCSE passes at level 4 / Grade C or above (including Maths and English), an equivalent educational qualification, or relevant experience
  • Experience of working in a varied administrative role effectively balancing competing priorities
  • Experience of providing an excellent standard of customer service to a range of stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including face to face, telephone and written communication skills
  • Planning and organisational skills, e.g. meetings and events
  • A proactive approach and the ability to apply problem-solving skills
  • Able to work flexibly and accurately, under pressure and to tight deadlines

Interview date: week commencing 18 October 2021

For informal enquiries: please contact Louise Prendergast or Claire Fox on or

“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. #EqualityatYork”.

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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