Project Administrator for Plants and Food Security

University of Southampton
February 13, 2024
Offerd Salary:£23,700
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Contract Type:Fixed Term (18 hours
Working Time:Part time
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Project Administrator for Plants and Food Security School of Biological Sciences

Location: Highfield Campus Salary: £23,700 Pro rata per annum Part Time Fixed Term (18 hours per week, up to 6 months) Closing Date: Tuesday 13 February 2024 Reference: 2596224BJ

We seek an Administrative Assistant to work on the project “Novel legumes as a nexus for interdisciplinary studies in schools”. The project provides support for up to 6 months at 50% FTE from 12th February 2024 to work with Dr Mark Chapman in the Plants and Food Security group at the University of Southampton (https: // www. The project will work with a number of schools to grow legume crops across the UK and will run a dedicated cross-disciplinary project with Beaulieu Convent School, Jersey.

The role

The candidate will work alongside Dr Chapman to (1) advertise the project and identify schools to work with, (2) help procure equipment and consumables, including organising postage to schools where necessary, (3) organise project discussions between PhD students and Beaulieu Convent School (remotely). The successful candidate is expected to be in Southampton for at least one day (or two half days) per week (day(s) can be negotiated) with remote working for the remainder of the time permitted.

About you

You will be organised and motivated, with an interest in biology, plants, and/or climate change. The project will involve working with teachers and schools (remotely), therefore experience working with schools or other public groups would be an asset. You should have the ability to work independently and to use e.g. Word, Teams and Excel, to ensure the administrative tasks are completed in a timely manner.

For informal enquiries, please email Dr Mark Chapman ([email protected]) in the first instance.

What we can offer you

As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work.

With a generous holiday allowance as well as additional university closure days we are committed to supporting our staff and students and open to a flexible working approach.

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