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Department Administrator

Sport & Physical Activity

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £20,092 to £21,686 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Sunday 14 August 2022
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EHA0474-0322-R

Make a difference, every day, to the lives of our students.

About the Role

This is an great opportunity for a Department Administrator to join the Sport and Physical Activity Department within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. You will be a member of the Faculty Administration tea whereby you will provide administrative and organisational support to staff and students.  You will work closely with colleagues across the Faculty and in other services to ensure Faculty and institutional policies and procedures are adhered to within the Department.

The Department of Sport & Physical Activity is the largest department in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.  Committed to excellence, the Subject Area provides single honours and post graduate provision across a range of disciplines.  Currently there are over 1100 full-time equivalent students across the Sport and Physical Activity portfolio. The department is committed to high quality teaching and learning, with emphasis on vocational relevance of a sport-related curriculum.  The provision is supported by high quality specialist teaching spaces including well equipped psychology, biomechanics and physiology laboratories.  Other key facilities include a dedicated multi activity teaching gymnasium, the Sporting Edge complex and its associated outdoor facilities for a wide range of field sports.

About You

As a Department Administrator you will be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, especially tact, negotiation and communicative skills, both oral and written. A positive attitude, commitment to quality, determination and the ability to join a larger and expanding team in a busy and highly-pressured environment are essential.

You will be a highly motivated self-starter with energy, enthusiasm and proven organisational and prioritisation skills. It is essential that you can plan, manage and organise within a growing Department and liaise effectively across the Faculty and University.


You will benefit from 22 days annual leave plus 13 bank holiday and University closure days per annum. We aim to provide our staff with a positive work life balance and have a range of schemes in place to support this. Your continued professional development is as important to us as it is to you and we demonstrate this through our investment in your CPD activity. 

You will be automatically enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme and have access to our staff benefits platform, which provides you with discounts across the high street to help you save money on your everyday spending such as supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more. We also offer discounted membership to our state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities.

About Us

Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

You’ll be working for a multi award-winning institution that has been named Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 and shortlisted for the overall UK University of the Year award. Edge Hill has also recently been awarded University of the Year in the Educate North Awards (2021) in recognition of our continued commitment to deliver an exceptional student experience and the exceptional progress we have made to deliver investment and innovation over the past 12 months, while placing students at the heart of everything we do.

The University has judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

The Times Higher ‘University of the Year’ award celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Jay Phoenix, Department Administration Manager at

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification    
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