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PA and Administrator

Do you have excellent PA and administration skills and experience of providing support to projects, including setting up and developing new processes and systems? Do you want to work in a team providing support to the new, high-profile cross-faculty Global Food and Environment Institute?

As a highly motivated and skilled PA and administrator, you will join our research support team in the School of Earth and Environment to provide effective PA support to the Institute Director, Professor Steve Banwart, and administrative support for the new Global Food and Environment Institute. Your role will involve providing a full range of PA functions, including diary and email management, dealing with correspondence, organising meetings and events, and compiling complex overseas travel itineraries. You will act as the first point of contact for external collaborators and partners, assisting and advising on administrative matters, including developing new processes and systems as this exciting initiative gets started. Working closely with the Institute Director and key managerial, academic, research staff and PhD students as well as external partners and collaborators, you will arrange and deliver meetings and events, collate and disseminate information and documentation.

You will have excellent organisational and communication skills, and the ability to work independently to plan and prioritise your own workload. You will be a team player who can build effective working relationships with academic, research and other staff at both Leeds and with our partner organisations. Your role will involve a high degree of autonomy, so it is essential that you have an independent and proactive approach to decision-making and exceptional attention to detail.

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

Victoria Samir, Institute Support and Communication Officer, GFEI, School of Earth and Environment 

Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 2648, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Earth and Environment
Category:  Administrative and Clerical Support
Grade:  Grade 5
Salary:  £22,659 to £26,243 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  28 hours per week - 80% of the full time equivalent
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 2 years due to external funding)
Release Date:  Tuesday 13 August 2019
Closing Date:  Tuesday 27 August 2019
Interview Date:  Wednesday 11 September 2019
Reference:  ENVEE1354
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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