University of Bath

University of Bath

Research Support Administrator (KW11198)

Job title Research Support Administrator

Department School of Management

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

Grade Grade 5

Placed on Thursday 16 November 2023

Closing date Thursday 30 November 2023

Interview date See advert

Reference KW11198


The University of Bath School of Management is looking to appoint an Administrator to support the smooth running of the busy and expanding Research Office.

The Research Office is run by the Head of Research Operations who will provide line management, however, you will also receive guidance from the Associate Dean for Research and will work closely with all members of the research office team.

You will operate as first point of contact for the Research Office, so will deal with a wide range of queries, either answering them yourself or forwarding on to the appropriate team member. You will become an integral contact point for faculty members within the School.

The role involves managing the School Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee and the various responsibilities which fall within this structure, including:

  • monitoring and supporting the activities of our eight Research Centres
  • managing applications from visiting researchers
  • taking minutes and preparing the paperwork
  • You will also assist in organising research seminars and events, updating event webpages and liaising with various stakeholders throughout the School and wider University on Research matters.

    This is a busy and varied role involving daily communication with academic staff, other School and University teams, and our Visiting Academics.

    We are looking for someone who is proactive and confident speaking to a variety of people, who has excellent organisational skills, who can manage their own workload and effectively prioritise and multi-task. The ability to learn quickly and to form effective working relationships in the School are also key pre-requisites of the post.

    Further information

    We are one of the UK's leading business schools and have recently been named the University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023. We're ranked 1st in the country for Marketing, and Top 5 for both Accounting and Finance, and Business and Management Studies (The Complete University Guide 2023). We offer a range of business and finance degrees at undergraduate, Master's and doctoral levels. We're also a leading centre for research. In the latest Research Excellence Framework, 56% of our submissions met the 4 standard (the highest possible).

    This is a full-time open-ended position of 36.5 hours (1fte) per week.

    Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 11 December.

    Informal enquiries about the post may be directed to Amanda Willmott, Head of Research Operations ([email protected]), however, please ensure that you submit your application through the University of Bath website.

    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
  • 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


    Research Support Administrator (KW11198)


    University of Bath


    United Kingdom


    November 17, 2023

    Application deadline

    November 30, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics

    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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