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Operational Support Administrator - National Biofilms Innovation Centre

Biological Sciences Enterprise

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £22,149 to £25,642
Full Time Fixed Term (until 30/11/2024)
Closing Date:  Monday 05 December 2022
Reference:  2061422BJ

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Operational Support Administrator at the National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC) for the University of Southampton. You will provide professional, operational assistance to the NBIC Chief Executive Officer and Southampton Co-Director.  

In response to the biofilm impact on the worldwide economy, UKRI has funded NBIC which is an Innovation Knowledge Centre (IKC). NBIC aim is to connect scientists specialising in Biofilms across the UK, and to provide a mechanism for industrial partners to explore their unmet needs with our researchers. This operational support role will be key to assist the leadership team in carrying out daily administrative duties.  The role will include acting as the first point of contact for a range of enquiries, organising meetings and workshops, financial administration, liaising with external partners and senior staff and colleagues across the University and the National Biofilms Innovation Centre, and minute taking.  

You will be an excellent team player with a proven ability to work proactively. You will be well organised and adaptable taking a positive approach to managing a busy and complex workload. Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills are required as is commitment to providing an excellent service.

You ideally would have previous work experience within an administrative/ customer service role and be able to use your own initiative, independently problem-solve and manage your own time effectively, with minimum supervision. You will have strong IT skills and be a competent user of Microsoft Office and similar software.

The role offers excellent development opportunities for an individual wishing to gain experience and skills working within an Innovation and Knowledge Centre and in operational business support roles. 

The University is one of the UK’s leading research Universities.  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.  

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 Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 2380 592750 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk  Please quote reference 2061422BJ 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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