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Administrator

Faculty Central (FSS)

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £21,135 to £24,871 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Sunday 12 December 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1590421PD

The Faculty of Social Sciences welcomes applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals to join its Faculty Operating Service, as a Faculty Administrator based at Highfield Campus. As a member of our team, you will make an important and rewarding contribution to our exciting, varied, and engaging activity across our University, working with colleagues and students from diverse and interesting backgrounds.

The Faculty Operating Service works with Faculty Deanery and School Senior Leadership Teams to support those areas of work which provide essential services to our core business of education, research, and enterprise. We underpin the achievement of the strategic objectives of the University. Our students and staff come from a wide range of backgrounds, within the UK and internationally, creating a multicultural and diverse community. Successful applicants will be motivated, enthusiastic, and proactive team players who are culturally sensitive and are able to work effectively in a flexible and responsive environment.

As a member of our busy and engaged administrative team, you will deliver a thoughtful and efficient service which meets the requirements of the Faculty’s varied and interesting activities across five academic schools, including: Business; Law; Mathematical Sciences; Education; and Economic, Political and Social Sciences. You will provide professional, operational assistance and administrative support to senior academic members of staff, performing a range of responsibilities which might include working on projects and activities, diary management and event organisation, travel arrangements, minute taking, financial administration, website updates, social media and organising group meetings, facilities, and resources. You will be able to build strong relationships and partnerships with internal and external organisations and groups and be able to liaise confidently with your stakeholders. Your career so far might include some administrative work experience which allows you to use your own initiative, as well as manage your own time effectively with minimal supervision, or be looking for an opportunity to take a useful and relevant step in your career post-study. 

About You

You will be adaptable, flexible, proactive and a team player. You will have strong interpersonal skills and a positive and enthusiastic approach. Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines are also essential requirements.  You will have strong IT skills, particularly in the use of Microsoft Office and similar software.  This role may suit either a motivated professional with relevant work experience looking for career development or a recent graduate with some experience looking for an opportunity to explore career opportunities within a higher education or public sector environment.

What we can offer you

As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect, and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. We welcome applications from candidates who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+; and people with disabilities.

As well as additional benefits that will make your life easier, such as a generous holiday allowance and additional university closure days. We will support your long-term future too, with pension scheme membership, subsidised health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts. Our excellent family leave arrangements include maternity, paternity, adoption and parental.

We are aiming to hold interviews week commencing 10 January 2022

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact:  Nic Roberts, N.Roberts@soton.ac.uk

There are three positions available. All three positions are being offered on a Full-Time, permanent basis.

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Jane Sturgeon (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk  Please quote reference 1590421PD on all correspondence. 

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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