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Research Support Officer

Are you an enthusiastic and proactive individual, with experience of working in a senior administration or office management role? Are you able to build strong relationships and communicate effectively with people in a range of different roles? Can you provide effective management to support the development and management of a diverse portfolio of research within the School of Civil Engineering? 

As School Research Support Officer, you will provide professional support to the Director of Research and Innovation (DoRI), Deputy DoRI, School Postgraduate Research Director and leaders of school research groups to facilitate research related activities within the School of Civil Engineering. You will assist the Head of School and Director of Research on various aspects of research administration and strategic management. The role will embrace substantive academic administration and management functions and necessitate interactions with a wide range of stakeholders across the University of Leeds, including Research and Innovation Support, Faculty of Engineering Graduate School Office, Finance, Marketing, IT and Human Resources.

You will independently organise and manage functions and budgets on a day to day basis and manage the administrative assistant(s) as appropriate. The nature of the work requires you to have a meticulous attention to detail and a conscientious approach to checking the accuracy of information. You will also need the flexibility and adaptability to respond quickly to urgent or unexpected demands. To successfully deliver and maintain an exceptional service you will work with a high level of personal initiative and autonomy, utilising your strong IT skills and your ability to effectively motivate and lead others in the team.

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

Pam Bishop, School Manager, School of Civil Engineering  

Tel: 0113 343 2268 or email: p.a.bishop@leeds.ac.uk 


Further information

The Schools in the Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences are proud to have been awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze or Silver Award from the Equality Challenge Unit, the national body that promotes equality in the higher education sector. Our equality and inclusion webpage provides more information.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Civil Engineering
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Friday 03 January 2020
Closing Date:  Sunday 02 February 2020
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSCV1014
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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