University of Bath

University of Bath

Centre for Doctoral Training Coordinator (ED11680)

Job title Centre for Doctoral Training Coordinator

Department Institute of Sustainability and Climate Change

Salary Starting from £29,605, rising to £36,024

Grade Grade 6

Contract Type Full Time, Fixed Term

Placed on Thursday 09 May 2024

Closing date Thursday 23 May 2024

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference ED11680

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About the role

The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Sustainable Chemical Technologies: A Systems Approach (CSCT), an EPSRC-funded training Centre hosted within the Institute of Sustainability and Climate Change, is looking for an organised and dynamic coordinator.

As the Coordinator, you will play a pivotal role in the coordination, recruitment, event organization, and ongoing development of the CSCT. Working closely with the Director's team and Manager, you will provide administrative and financial support for the Centre's activities.

Key responsibilities:

  • Recruitment and Admissions: Manage the recruitment process, including advertising studentships, handling inquiries, processing applications, and coordinating interviews and open days.
  • MRes and PhD Support: Act as first point of contact for CDT enquiries, coordinate training courses, and ensure accurate record-keeping
  • Support to the CDT Director: Assist in managing appointments, initiating administrative tasks, and maintaining up-to-date statistics and information for reports.
  • Financial Administration: Monitor budgets, manage accounts, process expenses, and liaise with finance offices and industrial partners.
  • Project Coordination and Meetings: Organize board meetings, issue agendas and minutes, resolve issues, and contribute to reviews.
  • Events and Marketing: Coordinate events, manage budgets, update marketing material, and liaise with stakeholders.
  • About you:

    We are looking for a highly organised individual with excellent customer relations skills, as well as an interest in sustainability.

    An excellent track record in financial and general administration of a centre involving >30 people is essential to the role.

    Proven experience managing large, diverse budgets (>£1M) is highly desirable.

    The post holder will posses a positive attitude and a conscientious approach to work, a well-developed sense of responsibility, as well as a high degree of flexibility.

    Capacity for autonomous and pro-active working as well as the ability to contribute to a team is essential.

    About us:

    The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Sustainable Chemical Technologies: A Systems Approach (CSCT) is an EPSRC-funded training centre at the University of Bath that will train around 70 PhD students in five cohorts, hosted within the Institute of Sustainability and Climate Change (ISCC).

    The CDT will operate in close partnership with our Swindon-based Innovation Centre for Applied Sustainable Technologies (iCAST), a £17M partnership for innovation and translation of research that has established a cluster of over 100 sustainable technology companies and will provide a dynamic innovation- focused context for PhD training in the region.

    The Institute of Sustainability and Climate Change integrates physical, social and systems sciences at Bath and develops leaders in tackling critical sustainability issues.

    The Institute aims to deliver novel chemical technologies and robust behavioural solutions, brought together through whole system evaluation to reframe problems and create transformative innovation in sustainability and climate change.

    Additional info:

    This is a very dynamic role where the ability to work with people from different backgrounds as well as build strong interpersonal relationships is key, as the post holder will interact with a variety of internal and external stakeholders on a daily basis.

    For information enquiries about this role, please contact Ms Amanda Crowe, [email protected].

    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.
  • Find out more about our benefits.

    We consider ourselves 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:
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  • 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


    Centre for Doctoral Training Coordinator (ED11680)


    University of Bath


    United Kingdom


    May 10, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 23, 2024

    Job type



    Agricultural Science,Chemistry,Business and Economics,Physics

    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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