Administrator Faculty Operating Service
Location: Highfield Campus Salary: £25,742 to £28,759 Per annum Full Time Permanent Closing Date: Sunday 26 November 2023 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 2525623PD
We have two exciting new opportunities for administrators within our Faculty Operating Service (FOS). 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 FOS 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. You will join a supportive and friendly team. To be successful you will be a motivated, enthusiastic, and proactive team player who is culturally sensitive and is able to work effectively in a flexible and responsive environment. 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.
The posts available will be based in our school teams. As a member of a busy and engaged school administrative team, you will provide professional, operational assistance and administrative support to our academic community, performing a range of responsibilities which might include working on projects and activities, diary management, travel arrangements, minute taking, financial administration, supporting recruitment activities, website updates, and organising group meetings, facilities, and resources. Other activities may include maintaining school newsletters, updating web pages, maintaining digital signage and social media.
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. You will be adaptable, flexible, proactive and a strong 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.
What we can offer you
Successful candidates will be able to work flexibly and with a hybrid option combining working remotely and spending at least 60% of contracted hours working on campus. Flexibility will be required should the business need require a greater on-site presence.
For an informal discussion about these opportunities, please contact: Nic Roberts, [email protected]
The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email [email protected]. Quote the advert reference 2525623PD 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 backgrounds, 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 diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity.
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University of Southampton
November 18, 2023
November 26, 2023
Computer Science,Business and Economics,Education
About the employer
One of the top research universities in the U.K., the University of Southampton is best-known for its innovative learning system. The university is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Originating from Hartley Institution in 1862, Southampton got the university status in 1952.
The University of Southampton offers undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation year courses in various disciplines. The different departments of the university include the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Apart from the core subjects, Southampton also offers some exclusive areas of study including audiology, acoustical engineering, archaeology, criminology, optoelectronics, and gerontology.
The university has seven campuses; amongst them, five are in Southampton itself and the other two are in Winchester and Malaysia, respectively. Highfields is the main campus of the University of Southampton. Notably, Southampton is a vibrant city with enormous opportunities. All the seven campuses of the University of Southampton boast of world-class infrastructure. The campuses maintain the most optimized environs for advanced learning. There are hi-tech laboratories, art studios, and libraries on the campuses. The university comprises highly-experienced faculty members who are from the academia as well as respective industries. Further, Southampton maintains collaborations with the leading universities and institutions across the world for student exchange and study-abroad programs.
The University of Southampton is dedicated to research-oriented education. It has partnered with other universities, government bodies and industries to conduct integrated research and innovation programs. The university is also funded by businesses for commercial research and development. Southampton conducts skill development programs for students catering to the demands of industries. The adaptability and aptitude for evolving technologies are cultivated amongst the students to help them grow as future leaders. Further, the university has a placement cell and maintains tie-ups with industries for the placements of students.
The University of Southampton features holistic environments for the overall development of the students. Apart from best-in-class academic modules, the university offers ample opportunities to maintain physical fitness and mental well-being. There are sports courts, swimming pools, gymnasiums and cafeterias on the campuses. Further, regular fitness classes, sports meets, cross-disciplinary activities, competitions, cultural events, and fests are organized at the university. The University of Southampton also engages in various social and environmental awareness campaigns. Moreover, students get the opportunity to participate in community development initiatives. The university has the mission to build a better world with innovative minds.