Research Administrator

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Durham, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 25 Apr 2024

This is an exciting time to join the Faculty of Arts & Humanities Research Team as we launch and develop the new ‘Transformative Humanities’ framework for the Faculty. Research lies at the centre of Arts and Humanities at Durham, from our research-led teaching to our individual and collaborative research. Our research environment is lively, cross-disciplinary and articulated through a rich array of activities, from seminars and conferences to performances and public events.

The successful applicant will be a key member of a high performing team, which supports the administration of the research environment across the Faculty. The post holder will work closely with the Senior Research Administrators and the Deputy Executive Dean for Research. They will also work with colleagues in our seven departments and other University teams including Research Innovations Service, Marketing and Communications, and Finance and Procurement. The team works in a hybrid manner and have an office on the World Heritage Site Durham.

Responsibilities will include: day-to-day diary management for the Deputy Executive Dean (Research); acting as first point of contact for the team inbox; monitoring and supporting work undertaken by the Faculty Filmmaker in Residence; managing research processes including research leave and internal funding competitions; website and SharePoint page maintenance; organising and supporting Faculty, departmental and research centre events; organising and minuting Faculty committee meetings; contributing to process improvement projects.

The successful candidate must be able to form excellent working relationships with key stakeholders, work independently and act effectively on their own initiative

Working at Durham

A competitive salary is only one part of the many fantastic benefits you will receive if you join the University: you will also receive access to the following fantastic benefits:

  • 27 Days annual leave per year in addition to 8 public holidays and 4 customary days per year – a total of 39 days per year. The University closes between Christmas and New Year.
  • No matter how you travel to work, we have you covered. We have parking across campus, a cycle to work scheme which helps you to buy a bike and discount with local bus and train companies.
  • Lots of support for health and wellbeing including discounted membership for our state of the art sport and gym facilities and access to a 24-7 Employee Assistance Programme.
  • On site nursery is available and access to holiday camps for children aged 5-16 throughout the year.
  • Family friendly policies, including maternity and adoption leave, which are among the most generous in the higher education sector (and likely above and beyond many employers).
  • There is a genuine commitment to developing our colleagues professionally and personally. There is a comprehensive range of development courses, apprenticeships and access to qualifications and routes to develop your career in the University. All staff have dedicated annual time to concentrate on their personal development opportunities.
  • The opportunity to take part in staff volunteering activities to make a difference in the local community
  • Discounts are available via our benefits portal including; money off at supermarkets, high street retailers, IT products such as Apple, the cinema and days out at various attractions.
  • We offer generous pension schemes.


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