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Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Applications are invited to provide temporary cover for maternity leave of the part-time project administrator (0.5 FTE), to support the management of the Department's European Research Council (ERC) grants. The post holder will report to the Department's Finance and Research Administrator and will also liaise directly with the project Principal Investigators. Primarily, the role supports the delivery of the MAFRAN grant (Mathematical Frontiers in the Analysis of Many-particle Systems) alongside a number of other ERC grants held in the Department.

The post holder will be responsible for the administration required by the ERC (e.g. timesheets for all staff on the grant) as well as a wide variety of grant activities, for example assisting with recruitment and collaboration visits, maintaining websites, monitoring publications and organising conferences/workshops. The post holder will be expected to work closely with others in the Department's administration team as well as with the staff and students working on the grants.

The successful candidate should be educated to at least A level standard or equivalent standard/NVQ level 3 or equivalent level of practical experience, as well as having experience working in an administrative role. They should have excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills together with excellent IT skills to include familiarity with spreadsheets and web-editing software.

Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term for 12 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier. The Grade 4 post is on a part-time basis (0.5FTE), with working days to be decided by mutual agreement.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University. Applicants wishing to apply for a secondment should indicate this in their application and discuss it with their line manager before applying. There is also a related 0.3FTE Grade 5 position being offered simultaneously which may be of interest in combination with this role (please see LF21370).

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In the Suitability for the Role section please indicate how your skills and experience meet the selection criteria as described in the Further Particulars. The contact details of two professional referees should also be included, at least one of whom should be contactable if you are invited to attend an interview.

Please quote reference LF21373 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Interviews are expected to be held during the week beginning 9th December 2019.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Department.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Closing date

Dec 1st 2019

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