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Administrative Officer

Faculty Central (Arts and Humanities)

Location:  Avenue Campus
Salary:   £22,149 to £25,642 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 3 years
Closing Date:  Monday 28 November 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2040222NX

An exciting opportunity has arisen for experienced and proactive administrators to join the Faculty of Arts and Humanities' Operating Service. 

We are a collegiate team who work with a range of Academic and Professional Service colleagues to provide high level administrative support. 

You will have:

  • Relevant experience and success in similar work in administration 
  • Up-to-date MS Office skills, including Outlook, Excel, Word, Sharepoint
  • Ability to independently organise activities and events (plus schedules, diaries, meeting arrangements, etc), whilst prioritising a conflicting workload 
  • Ability to use own initiative and suggest and implement practical and effective solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and experience in taking meeting minutes 
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends 

In return we offer:

  • a contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave provision, plus 8 bank holidays and 6 additional holidays (closure days)
  • subsidised health and fitness facilities on-site; cycle to work scheme
  • a range of discounts which include restaurants, retail outlets and entertainment.

For more benefits please visit our Human Resources page. 

About the University and Faculty of Arts & Humanities

The University of Southampton is a research-driven institution, home to some of the world’s leading minds, expanding our knowledge, and passing it on to future generations. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse culture at the University and creating an environment where people can balance successful careers with their commitments and interests outside of work.  Our flexible working practices, including a hybrid working model, where employees can split their working time between the office and home, support our belief that this balance brings long-lasting benefits for our institution as well as our people.

We believe equality and diversity are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a vibrant, proud and successful organisation.  A diverse workforce, with people from different racial, educational and social backgrounds and a range of ages, opens up a wealth of possibilities for Southampton.  

The School of Humanities is passionate about investigating what makes us human, from literature, language and music, to history, film and philosophical debate. Their research and education spans many disciplines, most of which are ranked in the top 10 across British universities. 

Winchester School of Art is one of the UK’s leading art and design institutions and part of the University of Southampton. They are an international centre for ideas and innovation with a contemporary and distinctive outlook which ensures that they can meet the challenges of our creative future.

The vacancy is offered on a full time, fixed term basis for a period of three years.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Hannah Ley via H.J.Ley@soton.ac.uk      

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 Sian Gale (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk. Please quote reference 2040222NX on all correspondence.

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We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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