Research Support Officer (FM11863)

University of Bath
July 15, 2024
Offerd Salary:£29,605
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Part time
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Job title Research Support Officer

Department Engineering & Design - Faculty Office

Salary Starting from £29,605, rising to £36,024

Grade Grade 6

Contract Type Part Time, Open Ended

Placed on Monday 01 July 2024

Closing date Monday 15 July 2024

Interview date Thursday 01 August 2024

Reference FM11863

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This is an exciting new opportunity for a pro-active and motivated individual with an interest in supporting research to join our small, highly-motivated research support team in the Faculty of Engineering & Design.

About the role:

The Research Support Officer is a varied and dynamic role, and will be responsible for managing high-level projects linked to the Faculty's Research Centres along with other research-related initiatives, and will play a vital role in providing leadership, management and operational support in the Faculty Research Support team.

This new post will have direct line management responsibility for one Research Centre Coordinator, ensuring high quality administrative support is provided for the Centre Leadership Teams. Our long-term aim is to develop the team to provide increased support for the centres, and this role will have a key role in planning and implementing this.

The role will work closely with the Faculty Research Strategy Implementation Manager, Associate Dean (Research), the Faculty's Research Centre Leadership Teams and colleagues in central University services, such as Research Innovation Services.

This post is offered on a part-time time basis of 0.8 FTE (29.2 hours per week).

For informal enquiries, please contact Alison Ryan, Faculty Research Strategy Implementation Manager ([email protected]) or Loretta Gibson, Director of Operations ([email protected]).

All applications must be made via the University website.

About you:

Our ideal candidate will:

  • have excellent organisational skills and can prioritise conflicting demands effectively while maintaining attention to detail,
  • have excellence communications skills and the ability to build links with colleagues at all levels,
  • work proactively both independently and as part of an agile team,
  • have strong IT skills, particularly in Office 365 (including Word and Excel) and confidence to learn new systems quickly,
  • have the ability to analyse and interpret complex information,
  • demonstrate a good use of initiative and creativity in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Previous experience in managing or supervising colleagues would be a bonus and some experience of, and an interest in, supporting research would be an advantage.

    About us:

    We care about student and staff well-being, personal and professional development, delivering excellent service and University reputation. If this approach resonates with you and you are a good team player who also enjoys working independently and taking the initiative, we welcome an application from you.

    As a Faculty, we provide a supportive environment in which to grow, offering professional development opportunities with a strong belief in the value of investing in our people and teams, as demonstrated by our Faculty's value's statement: We are one team working collaboratively, creatively and with the confidence to drive change. Our community is built on mutual respect, embracing and celebrating our individualities and enabling us all to be our best selves.

    We are currently operating a hybrid work model which is a combination of both campus and home working (minimum of 2-3 days on campus per week).

    You can find out more about the Faculty's research here.

    What we can offer you:
  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
  • Find out more about our benefits.

    We consider ourselves to be a university where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on the university. We are committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for our students, staff, and community by reinforcing our Safer Recruitment commitment.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

    Further details:
  • Job Description & Person Specification

  • Terms and Conditions of Employment

  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

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