CDT Administrator

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Exeter, ENGLAND
Deadline: 09 Feb 2022

Research Services, Doctoral College

This full-time or 0.8 FTE part-time role is available from 7 March 2022 on a fixed term basis until November 2022.

About the role  

We are looking for a Centre Administrator to provide a customer focussed administrative and support service, to staff, student and external contacts. The position is central to the running of the College for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Environmental Intelligence which is led by the Centre Manager and Center Director.  You will be supporting the full PGR student lifecycle from admissions, induction, student attendance and examination.

You will be the first point of contact for general enquries and act as a central information point for the CDT. You will also get to plan and organise events, for example the CDT Grand Challenges, and support with marketing and communications about those events through various platforms.

This role offers the opportunity for blended working with the expectation that you would come into the office/ on campus an average of 2 to 3 days per week. This is open to discussion with the successful candidate.

About You

You must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to effectively liaise with the Centre Director, Centre Management Group, the group of CDT supervisors, the PhD students and the wider academic and professional services teams involved in delivery of the CDT.  You must have excellent attention to detail and be able to plan, prioritise and work efficiently on a varied workload. 

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment above.


University of Exeter is funded to deliver the UKRI College for Doctoral Training in Environmental Intelligence: Data Science & Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Sustainable Futures.  Environmental Intelligence represents the use of Data Science & AI to create transformational science and tools to enable informed decision making across a range of sectors related to the environment, including climate, water, energy, finance and insurance, infrastructure and health.  The rapidly growing availability of data from multiple, inter-related sources, provides the opportunity for a step-change in our ability to find solutions to important challenges related to our interaction with the natural environment.  The CDT offers an inter-disciplinary training environment and will admit at least 50 PhD students, over 5 cohorts yearly from September 2019.  Students will be equipped with the skills to become leaders in Environmental Intelligence, and with career prospects across academia and the public and private sectors.  

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 39 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information

Please contact Calum MacLeod, 

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