Graduate And Researcher College Assistant

  • £20,600 to £22,254 per annum
  • Canterbury, Kent
  • University Of Kent

Location: Canterbury

Salary: £20,600 to £22,254 per annum

Grade: Grade 4

Post Type: Full Time

Contract Type: Fixed Term - 13 Months

Release Date: Friday 15 July 2022

Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 07 August 2022 (unless otherwise stated)

Reference: CSF-542-22

Do you have experience of working within a busy office with competing demands and priorities? Are you able to work confidently, professionally and use initiative to resolve problems as and when they arise? If so this 13 month full time role could be ideal.

As Graduate and Researcher College (GRC) Assistant you will provide a range of essential secretarial and administrative support for the GRC Team. The focus of this role will be evenly split to support postgraduate student activities/events and academic researcher development, including assisting with the smooth running of the Researcher Development (academic) training programmes for staff who research. You will be the first point of contact for a wide variety of people at all levels (both internally and externally) and will be expected to gain a good knowledge of the remit of the GRC and the University’s procedures to support postgraduates and staff who research.

What will you be doing, day to day?

Assisting senior managers by taking responsibility for specific areas of administration within the team

Coordinating postgraduate student communication via the weekly email bulletin, social media, GRC blog, and website

Providing general clerical and secretarial assistance within the GRC including taking minutes of meetings

Acting as a first point of contact for the GRC Researcher Development (academic) training programmes

What are we looking for?

Proven experience in a similar role in a busy office with competing demands and priorities

European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) or proven experience of the use of MS Office Packages (MS Word and MS Excel in particular).

Recent experience of working or studying within Higher Education

Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to liaise effectively with all contacts, and a professional attitude to work

What can we offer you?

A friendly, open and collaborative working environment and support in your development and wellbeing, along with a range of great staff benefits including:

Hybrid working options allowing a flexible blend of office and home working (to be agreed in line with business needs)

43 days' leave per year (personal leave, bank holidays and additional days allocated for the Christmas period, pro rata for part-time staff)

An excellent pension scheme with generous employer contributions

On-campus cinema/theatre, sports facilities, library, nursery and food outlets, set among green, open space overlooking the Cathedral

Study while you work discounts, cycle to work scheme, local business discounts

On-site parking

The University of Kent is a distinctive and attractive place to work. We employ over 6,000 staff, including academic and research staff and a full range of support and administration staff. Our stunning main campus in Canterbury, Kent was founded in 1965 and is set among green and tranquil open space overlooking the spectacular Cathedral. Our staff enjoy competitive salaries, an occupational pension scheme, generous holiday entitlements and a great working environment.

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact [email protected] quoting ref number: CSF-542-22

  • Advertiser: Direct Employer
  • Reference: CSF-542-22