Human Resources

Researcher Development Administrator - QMUL26250

Department: Office of The Principal
Salary: £28,208 - £34,733 (Grade 3)
Reference: QMUL26250
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 23-Sep-2021
Closing date: 15-Oct-2021

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Queen Mary Academy

Researcher Development Administrator

QMUL 26250


About the Role

Do you enjoy a busy and varied working environment? Are you looking for a new and exciting role where you can develop your career in higher education?  

We're looking for someone motivated, organised and professional to join the Queen Mary Academy.

In this busy and varied role you will be responsible for a broad range of tasks supporting our busy Researcher Development Team. This will include supporting and promoting our growing program of over 250 workshops, supporting the work of the Concordat Implementation Group, maintaining databases and websites, and providing accurate analysis of data and reporting on the team’s activities.


Your role will evolve as the Academy’s work develops, so to succeed you will need to demonstrate a flexible and agile approach.


We’re looking for someone who is organized with strong attention to detail ensuring accurate work in a fast paced environment, and who is able to quickly develop an understanding of specialized areas of work.


This is an exciting time to join the Queen Mary Academy, as we grow and develop our team and our portfolio.



About You

You will have experience of the day-to-day administration of courses and events, working in a customer-focused environment, dealing with queries efficiently and professionally. You’ll need the ability to develop positive working relationships with a broad range of staff and students, so strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential.


You will need excellent organisational skills, with the ability to plan and prioritise a busy workload to meet deadlines and achieve your objectives. You will be expected to adjust priorities as necessary in response to changing circumstances.


About the Academy

The Queen Mary Academy is a flagship department at Queen Mary University of London. It provides academic practice development for academic staff, teaching staff, research staff, and research students. Guided by the University’s 2030 Strategy and associated enabling plans, the Academy delivers development programmes that enables the delivery of an inclusive educational environment where students and staff flourish and reach their true potential. The Academy will offer development opportunities to academic, teaching staff, research staff and research students at all stages of their career, from teaching assistants through to the professoriate.


Located within the Office of the Principal, the Queen Mary Academy reports to the Vice-Principal (Education) and has a dotted-line report to the Vice-Principal (Research) to ensure strategic alignment in our approach. The Academy also works closely with colleagues from academic, doctoral college, research services, academy registry and council secretariat and professional development colleagues to deliver a comprehensive academic practice development portfolio.


About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.



We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.


The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full time, permanent appointment. The starting salary will be Grade 3, in the range of £28,208 to £34,733 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.


Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.


We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as men as this group is underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Anna Price at


To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.


The closing date for applications is Friday, 15 October 2021.


Interviews are expected to held in the afternoon on the following days; Wednesday 3rd November, Thursday 4th November and Friday 5th November.


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