University of Bath

University of Bath

Administrator (FM11183)

Job title Administrator

Department Planning, Performance & Strategic Change

Salary Starting from £25,138, rising to £28,759

Grade Grade 5

Placed on Monday 13 November 2023

Closing date Sunday 26 November 2023

Interview date Wednesday 06 December 2023

Reference FM11183


The University of Bath's department of Planning, Performance and Strategic Change (PPSC) has an exciting opportunity for an Administrator to join the team on a fixed-term basis (6 months). We are an inclusive, passionate, and energetic team with experience in a range of sectors.

You will have the chance to play an important role in enabling the University to embed strategic change, driven by its ambitious 2021-2026 Strategy.

About the role:

The Department of Planning, Performance and Strategic Change combines strategic and business planning, informed by analysis and insight, together with the end-to-end monitoring of progress towards our long-term objectives and delivery of strategic projects.

The department comprises three teams: Strategy & Planning, Business Analytics & Insights, and the Strategic Projects Office.

As an Administrator within PPSC you will provide a vital role supporting the work of the department.

You will assist the PPSC in developing and supporting methods and processes, providing a first point of contact for the team and providing a range of administrative support to the management team. The role will also offer specific PA support for the Director.

This is a full time position with a fixed term of 6 months. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Laura Clapp, Deputy Director, on [email protected]. Please ensure you submit your application through our website.

About you:

To succeed in the role you will have:

  • Significant proven experience in an administrative support role, with excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with and develop good working relationships with a range of colleagues, including at senior level
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible and to learn new skills quickly
  • About us:

    The newly formed department of Planning, Performance and Strategic Change combines strategic and business planning, informed by analysis and insight, together with the end-to-end monitoring of progress towards our long-term objectives and delivery of strategic projects. Pulling these elements together will integrate our approaches and focus our resources and investment on the realisation of our University Strategy. This strategic coordination will be complemented by the continuous improvement of our planning processes alongside effective project and change delivery.

    What we can offer you:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
  • We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

    Further details:
  • Job Description & Person Specification

  • Terms of Employment

  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

    Job details


    Administrator (FM11183)


    University of Bath


    United Kingdom


    November 14, 2023

    Application deadline

    November 26, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Education

    About the employer

    Situated in Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom, University of Bath is a public university that received its royal charter in 1966. The University of Bath has been consistently ranked amongst the top universities in the UK and is known for its expertise in research and teaching. In 2004, the university launched the SET squared Partnership with the universities of Bristol, Southampton, and Surrey. This is the largest partnership ever, comprises of a combined staff of 6,400 researchers, and has a research budget of £266 million.

    The university is known for its four faculties: management, science, humanities and social science, and engineering and design. The university has been recognized for its excellence in research facilities and according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 87 percent of the university's research has been defined as world-leading. Notably, the university's research into child poverty and support for vulnerable people won a Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2011. The university's research grants and contracts portfolio is worth around £150 million.

    The university constantly finishes at the top of student satisfaction rankings and excelling in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Psychology. It was also awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. Because of its high-quality teaching, Bath's graduates are highly sought after by the UK's top employers.

    In 2004, Bath University invested in creating a sports training village, which has emerged as one of the best training centers for athletes in Europe. In 2013, the University became a founder member of GW4, an alliance of universities sharing intellectual and physical resources. Also, in the same year, the university opened a block of 75 flats for students living on campus. In 2012, the university began a three-year campus improvement project to improvise and expand student accommodation, teaching space, and a £10million arts centre. The university has invested over £450 million on its campus over the last decade.

    In 2015, the university inaugurated a specialized area for arts, education, and events. The University of Bath has a well-built infrastructure with all the essential facilities and amenities a student will require. The university gives equal focus on sports and offers one of the best sports facilities in the UK. The university-based athletes won six medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Almost one-fourth of the students enrolled are from outside the UK, so, the university offers a perfect internationally diverse experience. Airbus, World Bank, Nike, Ford, and Rolls Royce are some of the industry leaders, which collaborate with the university.

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