Project Administrator

University of Exeter
April 08, 2024
Offerd Salary:£ 26,444
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Contract Type:fixed term basis unt
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Exeter (Hybrid)


The starting salary will be from £ 26,444 on Grade D, depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme.

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Admin, Professional, Managerial


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Project Administrator

Job description

Research Services

This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

This new full-time post is available from the 1st April 2024 on a fixed term basis until 31st March 2027.

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced administrator, preferably with a good knowledge of Higher Education and Research to provide administrative support for a new project within the MRC Centre for Medical Mycology (MRC CMM) led by Profs Gordon Brown, Director, and Elaine Bignell, Co-Director (Research) of the MRC CMM. The post holder must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to effectively liaise with the Project team, partners, stakeholders, the Centre Directors and Manager, research staff and students as well as the wider academic and professional services teams involved in the delivery of the project aims and objectives. The post holder must be able to plan, prioritise, provide administrative support and work efficiently on a varied workload and be able to demonstrate initiative and flexibility. The position will work closely with the Project Manager and is central to the running of the project.


The Medical Research Council Centre for Medical Mycology (MRC CMM) is one of the most ambitious strategic investments in UK medical mycology. The MRC CMM is a world-leading research centre that is helping to tackle the major global threats to human health caused by fungal diseases. In fact, fungal infections now kill more people worldwide than malaria and similar numbers to tuberculosis. The Centre aims to increase our understanding of fungal pathogens and cognate immune defences, and to identify new ways to diagnose, prevent and treat fungal diseases. A major activity of the MRC CMM is to increase UK capacity in fundamental and clinical research in medical mycology through research and training programmes for medical and biosciences students and early career researchers. The Centre has established strategic interactions with other national and international groups is promoting public engagement and understanding of our science.

Main purpose of the job:

  • Provide general and specialist administrative and support service to the Project team.
  • Work effectively within the wider team and the ability to liaise with partners, stakeholders, staff and students at all levels.
  • Provide support to Grant review panels and financial and legal teams in partner Institutions.
  • Provide support to all project activities and events (digital and in- person), financial and procurement support, internal and external communications, and reporting and data analysis as necessary.
  • This role will be based in the Geoffrey Pope Building in the heart of Exeter's Streatham campus, with the possibility to work some days from home.
  • 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

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

    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 offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 39 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 Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • Informal Enquiries

    For any queries please contact Lucy Carpenter (HLS Cluster Lead/Senior Research Development Manager, [email protected]).

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