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Health Sciences
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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23,487 26,341 per year (reduced pro-rata for part time working)
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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 Public Health Nutrition 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. The role will involve providing administrative and secretarial support to large scale multidisciplinary research projects. The ideal candidate will be someone who exhibits an energetic, professional and thorough approach to their work, who has excellent IT skills, strong interpersonal skills, enjoy working as a member of a team, who is enthusiastic and prepared to learn new skills and have a flexible approach to work. The successful candidate must have the ability to prioritise workload, multi task and work to tight deadlines.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • Qualified to 5 GCSE passes at level 4/Grade C or above (including Maths and English), or an equivalent educational qualification, or relevant experience
  • Experience of working in a varied administrative role effectively balancing competing priorities with thorough knowledge of administrative procedures and processes used in a busy office within a large complex organisation
  • Experience in using IT applications and/or systems including databases, MS Office particularly Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and the ability to use digital communication channels and maintain website and social media platforms
  • Ability to act as a point of contact, arranging internal and external meetings and making travel/accommodation arrangements
  • Experience of working in a research or similar environment
  • Effective communication using a range of media
  • Ability to effectively organise and prioritise own work and follow procedures in order to produce work to a high standard and accurately, to required deadlines.
  • Experience of working in communities or school based settings is desirable

Interview date: TBC

For informal enquiries: please contact

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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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