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Administrative Assistant - QMUL16337

Department: School of Physics & Astronomy
Salary: £21,696 - £26,556 (Grade 2)
Reference: QMUL16337
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 02-Oct-2018
Closing date: 18-Oct-2018

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The School of Physics and Astronomy is seeking to appoint an Administrative Assistant who will undertake a variety of support functions within the School including reception duties and student administration.

We wish to appoint an enthusiastic and energetic individual who will be able to support the School’s various administrative activities. The postholder will be expected to work with students, staff and visitors and the ideal candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a friendly ‘can do’ attitude. The post will have a particular focus on student retention issues so it is vital that the postholder can work with students in an empathetic and caring manner.

Applicants must be educated at least to A-Level standard (or equivalent) and must be proficient in Word, Excel and email systems. Experience of working in an office environment would be an advantage.

This position is available to start from late October with a view to start as soon as possible from this time. Starting salary will be in the range of £21,696 - £26,556 per annum (pro rata to 25 hours per week plus 30 minute break: 11:00 – 16:30), inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave pro rata, defined benefit pension scheme and an interest free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

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Informal enquires about the role may be sent to Leonie Dos Santos  

Application enquiries should be directed to

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The closing date for applications is midnight on 17 October 2018. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

QMUL values diversity and is committed to equality. The University holds an Athena SWAN bronze award and the School of Physics and Astronomy holds IoP JUNO Champion status and Athena Silver status. As part of the School’s participation in the JUNO programme we strongly encourage applications from women.

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