Human Resources

Researcher Development Administrator - QMUL25272

Department: Office of The Principal
Salary: £27,742 to £34,220 per annum (Grade 3)
Reference: QMUL25272
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 22-Jun-2021
Closing date: 27-Jul-2021

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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 organised 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 working in higher education, or a professional body, and have a strong interest in training and development. 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 full time, fixed term appointment for 1 year. The starting salary will be Grade 3, in the range of £27, 742 to £34,220 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.


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


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.


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 27 July 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held on 12th August 2021 or shortly thereafter.


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