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School Support Assistant

Do you have a proactive and enthusiastic approach to your work?  Can you use your initiative to find answers to a wide range of queries? Would you like to be part of a supportive and friendly team?  

You will provide a high level of administrative and secretarial support to the Head of Schools and School Support Coordinators. You will be expected to assist in general clerical and secretarial work within the School, covering a number of areas, including Finance, HR and Estates.

You will have excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills. You must have a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, a good general education and experience of electronic diary management. You will be able to work to deadlines and have the ability to assimilate written and verbal communication quickly.  You will be fully competent using Microsoft Office and be able to manage email and internet effectively.

You will be providing clerical support within the School of Politics and International Studies and the School of Sociology and Social Policy, in a variety of non-student areas including making travel arrangements; purchasing goods and services; and maintaining electronic and paper based records.  You will also be a first point of contact for non-student visitors and enquiries.

The University of Leeds is a diverse, multi-cultural environment. We welcome applications from all sections of society and the successful applicant will be expected to work within University values and policies which are designed to promote dignity, diversity and inclusiveness. 

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

Caroline Wise, School Support Co-ordinator, School of Politics and International Studies

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 4383, Email:


Jodie Dyson, School Support Co-ordinator, School of Sociology and Social Policy 

Tel:+44 (0)113 343 4438; Email: 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Social Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Politics & International Studies (POLIS)
Category:  Administrative and Clerical Support
Grade:  Grade 3
Salary:  £17,682 to £19,133 p.a.
Working Time:  35 per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Friday 04 October 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 20 October 2019
Reference:  ESLPO1042
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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