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Senior Administrator

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £27,929 to £31,411 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Wednesday 01 February 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2142123A3

An exciting opportunity to broaden your horizons and learn new skills in a successful environment. 

As a senior member of our friendly and collegiate administrative team, you will provide high level support to the Head of School and also lead a team to deliver professional and efficient services including operational assistance and administrative support to the academic community, event organisation, financial administration, organising and minuting meetings.  

To be successful in this role you will:

 Have the ability to build effective and credible working relationships and liaise confidently with senior colleagues

  • Be adaptable, flexible, proactive and a collaborative team leader, with strong interpersonal skills and a positive and enthusiastic approach.
  • Have excellent line management and organisational skills and the ability to effectively manage workload across a team to meet business requirements 
  • Manage complex processes, analyse and interpret business information and support local governance committees 
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills and well as up-to-date MS Office skills 

You will join the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences  Faculty Operating Service. Based in the School of Physics and Astronomy, you will make an important contribution supporting the Head of School and the  academic community, as well as leading a team. 

The School of Physics and Astronomy has a long-standing reputation for world-leading research in the fields of astronomy, quantum, light and matter, and theoretical particle physics. They are dedicated to providing high quality teaching and have invested in both teaching and research facilities. They hold a silver Athena SWAN award and are an Institute of Physics Juno Champion, demonstrating their commitment to ED&I.

As a University we aim to create a sustainable and inclusive work environment where everyone can thrive and we welcome applications from candidates who are committed to supporting this objective.  The University holds an Athena SWAN silver award and, as a globally responsible organisation, we are committed to sustainability, and have been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.

The University offers a generous holiday allowance (20 days holiday rising to 24 after 4 years plus 8 bank holidays and 6 additional holidays (closure days); a contributory pension scheme membership, subsidised health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts. Our excellent family leave arrangements include maternity, paternity, adoption and parental.

For further information about the position, please email Natasha Webb, Executive Officer at

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please contact Michelle (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email  Please quote reference 2142123A3 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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