Institute Senior Administrator

University of Exeter
June 27, 2024
Offerd Salary:£32
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Exeter (Hybrid)


Starting salary will be from £32, 332 on Grade E depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Admin, Professional, Managerial


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Institute Senior Administrator

Job description

Research Services

This full-time post is available from 8 July 2024 on a fixed term basis until the end of March 2025.

We are seeking a Senior Administrator to work in the Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

Summary of the role

Institutes represent significant investments by the University of Exeter in areas of research strength and play a key role in helping achieve the University's Global 100 objectives. Institutes will strengthen our reputation for world-leading research and education of the highest quality and impact within their fields of inquiry.

This post will play a central role in successful delivery of a flagship Institute. As Senior Administrator working alongside the Institute Director and Manager at a crucial stage in the development of the Institute, you will:

  • Lead the organisation and delivery of community building activities to underpin new interdisciplinary research, ensuring the development of a vibrant community for all involved with the Institute.
  • Play a key role in ensuring effective operational relationships between the Institute(s) and Colleges, individual departments and Professional Services.
  • Develop effective communications to raise the international profile of the Institute(s) and build relationships with key external partners.
  • Support the Director and Institute Manager in establishing appropriate governance and management structures for the Institute.
  • Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment above.

    The University of Exeter

    We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

    Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99 percent of our research is of international quality and 47 percent is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

    We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

    Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

    Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

    With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 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 and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

    We are proud signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant and welcome applications from service people.


    We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 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

    For further information, please contact Emily Paremain, email [email protected]

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