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Company: University of Exeter

Department: College of Life and Environmental Sciences - Geography

Salary: from £20,411 up to £23,557 per annum on Grade D, depending on qualifications and experience.

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Clerical

Phone: +44-1442 8219940

Fax: +44-1287 1585021

E-mail: N\A


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This full-time post is available immediately on a fixed-term basis until 6 September 2018 in Geography.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. Fifty percent of our organisation is made up of Professional Services support staff that partner closely with the Academic colleges to ensure we achieve our strategy and vision.

The College of Life and Environmental Sciences brings together the complementary disciplines of Biosciences, Geography, Psychology and Sport and Health Sciences to provide a rich and diverse interdisciplinary teaching and research portfolio. We attract some of the brightest and best students in the country and from across the world and aim to provide a supportive and inspiring experience across all levels of study. Our research plays a significant role in contributing to the University’s science strategy and we are committed to pursuing world class research that has a positive global impact and tackles the challenges of the 21st century.

The main responsibilities of the role are to provide administrative support for the Head of Discipline and other senior academic staff including diary support, dealing with post, phone calls and email with a professional, informed and proactive approach, servicing meetings, and general administration such as travel/catering arrangements and expense claims, visitor inductions and authorisation; to co-ordinate the organisation of local, UK-wide and international residential field trips for students, including the booking of accommodation and travel arrangements; liaising with the Insurance Office; processing student expense claim forms; and monitoring of the budget; and to act as the primary point of Geography liaison and information for all users of the building – this is likely to include staff, students and visitors, and will encompass responsibilities such as managing and issuing keys, using the card access system to set up and manage staff and student access out of hours, and reporting and tracking building faults.

We are looking for an experienced administrator with excellent written and oral communication skills and strong interpersonal skills who is able to provide support to a wide-range of staff and students. Qualities such as an ability to work flexibly, independently and as part of a team, to plan effectively and to remain calm under pressure are important.

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 39 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, an onsite gym, yoga and pilates, a cycle to work scheme and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website ( for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to Please quote reference number R36266.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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