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FAAM Administrator

Are you an experienced administrator or business support professional looking for a new and exciting challenge? Do you enjoy taking a proactive and creative approach to problem solving? Would you like to utilise your excellent communication and interpersonal skills to support the work of a unique and internationally leading flying science laboratory? If so, we really want to hear from you!

The FAAM Airborne Laboratory is a unique, highly modified 4-engine jet aircraft adapted to carry a range of science instruments, dedicated to supporting the UK atmospheric science community and users of atmospheric science data. The Facility is managed by a specialist team of scientists, engineers, flight technicians and project managers forming a complete package of support for the scientific community. The Facility is supported by the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) and funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and is an environmental research infrastructure of national and international importance.  

As FAAM Administrator, you will have great organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise a diverse and varied workload. Your role will involve a high degree of autonomy so you will need to take a proactive approach to your work, demonstrating personal responsibility with good use of initiative. You’ll have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to positively interact and engage with the team and wider external networks. 

This is an exciting and truly unique role where you’ll be supporting a diverse team of scientists, engineers and project managers, and no two days will be the same! This is a great opportunity to make your mark and contribute to the development of an internationally leading science research facility. Come and join our team!

This post will be employed by University of Leeds, but will be based at the FAAM Airborne Laboratory on the campus at Cranfield University.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Alan Woolley, Head of the FAAM Airborne Laboratory

Email: alan.woolley@faam.ac.uk 


Location:  Cranfield
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Earth and Environment
Category:  Administrative and Clerical Support
Grade:  Grade 5
Salary:  £24,285 to £27,929 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Monday 03 October 2022
Closing Date:  Sunday 30 October 2022
Reference:  ENVEE1607
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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