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Department Administrative Officer


Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £14,381 to £16,657 per annum pro rata (0.5 FTE)
Post Type:  Part Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Tuesday 06 December 2022
Reference:  085822

We are looking for an experienced and confident administrator to provide support to our vibrant, friendly department. 

The person

You will be an experienced administrator, happy to multitask, with some PA experience and a high level of discretion.

With a collegiate and empathetic approach to colleagues, you will be ready to deal with all administrative issues that arise in supporting the Head of Department, academic colleagues within the department and our students. 

You should possess strong IT skills, including MS Office, and be ready to learn the different University IT systems. 

You will be good at problem-solving and able to work independently and efficiently.

An interest in higher education is desirable.

The role

Our Department Administrative Officer sits at the heart of the Department. A typical day will be varied with a mix of diary management and PA support to the Head of Department, administrative tasks, supporting colleagues, liaising with students and organising events. You will also provide support to our Research Centres as required.

The Department has achieved success in the National Student Survey for the past two years and in the recent REF. It employs innovative and creative approaches in building a strong, vibrant learning community and the Department Administrative Offer plays a key role in this.

Working hours 

The role is a 0.5 FTE role (18 hours per week), although some additional hours may be available for the right candidate. Exact working hours/days are negotiable and will be agreed with the successful candidate.

For an informal chat about the role please email Vicki Blamey, Department Administrative Officer,

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For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.
In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.






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