This post has been created to assist the Department with the organisation of a series of events in the field of Pharmacology and Entrepreneurship. The postholder’s prime responsibility is to ensure the efficient management of a portfolio of seminars, including a major annual symposium. The postholder will work with Professor Mallory Factor, Visiting Senior Fellow in Entrepreneurship and Politics, and will formerly report to Professor Nigel Emptage, Head of Department.
The postholder will assume full responsibility for the administration of the events, specifically financial and operational management. This includes supporting Professor Factor with purchasing, sponsorship, marketing, speaker liaison, venue and catering arrangements, and arranging and participating in meetings/events with partners and funders. This will involve working with key individuals from the University, other institutions, industry partner organisations and sponsor(s). The postholder will ensure the project is delivered successfully to time/budget, and administrative aspects are completed to the satisfaction of the department and funder. It is essential that the post holder has the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
The postholder will also work with other members of the Pharmacology Admin Team where required.
The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience, be experienced in administration or project management in an academic environment and have a proven ability to organise events and make complex administrative arrangements. Good inter-personal skills are essential, and the right candidate will be highly organised with the ability to prioritise work, produce consistent accurate, detailed work and meet deadlines and be able to work independently with minimal/no supervision.
The post is offered at 50% FTE for a fixed-term period of 6 months, funded by private sponsorship.
The closing date for application is 12.00 noon on Friday 11 November 2016.
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