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Research Support Administrator

Faculty Office


£24,533 to £26,444 per annum

Fixed term contract -until 31.3.2027, Campus based role

Post Type
Full Time

Closing Date
Tuesday 23 July 2024


We’re here to create and harness knowledge, to deliver opportunity for everyone. 

 About the Role

 This is an exciting opportunity for a Research Support Administrator to join the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine. You will co-ordinate a wide range of administrative support, working within the Research Office Administration Team to support the co-ordination of administration and finance monitoring processes for the research function of the Faculty. This will include support for research project application, monitoring and reporting, research ethics applications and management, postgraduate research students and preparation for the Research Excellence Framework.

 The post will work collaboratively with colleagues within the Faculty Research Office Administration Team, the Associate Dean, Research & Innovation, Faculty Professors and research active staff, the University Research Office, Graduate School and other central services to ensure appropriate research support within the Faculty, which is aligned to both university and external agency requirements.

 This will be a varied, interesting and challenging role, which requires excellent organisational skill, flexibility, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritise in order to meet deadlines to the required quality standards.

 For informal enquiries about this vacancy, please contact: James Hagan, Finance and Resource Manager at

 About You

As Research Support Administrator, you will be well organised, have excellent attention to detail, an ability to prioritise, have experience of organising and promoting events and administering committee meetings. You will be experienced in the use of Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel, to a high level. 

Internal staff wishing to apply for a fixed term role as a secondment opportunity must discuss this with their existing line manager before applying.

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.

Rewards & Benefits

  • A minimum of 35 days annual leave per annum (inclusive of bank holiday and University closure days) 
  • Free foreign language evening classes 
  • Discounted membership to our onsite state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities
  • Staff benefits scheme, which provides you with discounts across the high street, supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more
  • Employee assistance programme with access to free confidential counselling sessions, legal & financial advice, and as health & wellbeing resources
  • A wide range of development programmes to enhance your career
  • Beautiful award-winning on-campus working environment
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme with our employer contribution of 17.8%

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About Us 

At Edge Hill University we believe in the life changing opportunities knowledge can create. Since 1885, we’ve been creating access to knowledge for those who may not have had the opportunity to before. 

Today, the effect we have has a far-reaching impact, not just for those who come to study here but for those who work, invest in, and live in our local communities too. So, if you’ve ever wondered if one person can make a difference, simply speak to our alumni, students, and award-winning staff.

Because for us education isn’t about how much you take in. It’s about what you take out into the world. 

Inspiring minds and changing futures since 1885, Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

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