Undergraduate Administrator, Department of Economics
£22,417 - £25,941 per annum
The Department of Economics is home to world-leading research, pioneering new solutions to global issues which inform our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Our rankings speak for themselves. We are 5th in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014), a top 20 UK university for economics (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017) and ranked among the top 150 departments on the planet according to the QS World University Rankings (2017).
We are home to students and staff from all over the world who have a strong sense of belonging and want to think, learn and achieve together and influence and improve the world - for themselves and others.
Duties of the Role
The Undergraduate Administrator forms part of a team of administrative staff led by the Departmental Manager and is responsible for providing efficient and accurate administrative support to the running of the Department’s undergraduate modules and courses. In addition to this, the post holder is responsible for a number of other administrative tasks, such as providing support for health and safety matters.
A full list of duties and responsibilities can be found within the job pack.
Qualifications and Skills required
The successful candidate will have excellent administrative and organisational skills and have experience of dealing flexibly with a wide range of responsibilities and multiple priorities in a fast paced environment. You will have a good working knowledge of IT systems and their potential in supporting relevant processes.
With an ability to work effectively with students, academic and administrative colleagues, you will possess excellent communication skills, including a high standard of written English. You must have experience of using databases and have a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
Applicants should possess 5 GCSE passes at a minimum Grade C or equivalent, including English Language and Maths. 3 A levels or equivalent qualifications would be desirable.
At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.
To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives. For more information see: https://www.essex.ac.uk/life/student-facilities/religion-and-faith
Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification, which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 876559).
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