University of Southampton

University of Southampton


United Kingdom

Closing soon

Administrator Faculty Central (Arts and Humanities)

Location: Avenue Campus Salary: £25,742 to £28,759 Per annum Full Time Permanent Closing Date: Friday 31 May 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 2719524NX

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

About the role

We are a collegiate team which work with a range of Academic and Professional Service colleagues to provide high level administrative support. As a member of our busy and engaged administrative team, you will deliver a thoughtful, pro-active, and efficient service. To be successful in this role 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
  • Desirable skills:

  • RSA II word-processing, or equivalent level of skill or qualification
  • Experience of monitoring a small scale budget (e.g. stationery)
  • 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

    Ranked in the global top 100 and a founding member of the Russell Group, 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, support our belief that this balance brings long-lasting benefits for our institution as well as our people.

    The Faculty of Arts and Humanities draws together a wide range of disciplines into two high-performing schools across several locations in the cities of Southampton and Winchester. The Faculty is recognised nationally and internationally for its sector-leading research, education, knowledge exchange and enterprise which, when combined, create a unique environment for the successful development of more than 2,500 undergraduates.

    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.

    The Faculty Operating Service (FOS) works in partnership with the academic community, other professional services and the wider University to support Faculties across the triple helix of education, research and enterprise to achieve ground-breaking research and deliver an outstanding student experience. The FOS team is the integral and embedded professional service directly involved in running and maintaining the Faculty and is key to driving continual improvements and ensuring best practice.

    If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Lisa Bryan via [email protected]

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  • We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcome applicants who support our mission of inclusivity.

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    Apply by 11.59pm GMT on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or [email protected] quoting the job number.


    Job details




    University of Southampton


    United Kingdom


    May 14, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 31, 2024

    Job type



    Arts and Culture,History,Linguistics,Literature

    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.

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