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Departmental Administrator

Research Office

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £21,197 to £22,662 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Thursday 13 October 2022
Reference:  EHA1789-0922

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

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a Departmental Administrator, you will be the first point of contact for research queries and will provide all round administrative support for the team, particularly for the Director and the Head of Research Support.   Your responsibilities will include the operational administration of internal research funding, supporting the Director with the administration of RO budget, facilitating RO communications, maintaining records and compiling reports.  

You will become familiar with a range of information systems that the RO uses in its daily activity, including the research information management system (Pure), the online ethics approval system, and the University’s finance, recruitment and staff development systems, to help to maintain records and produce reports on activity.  These reports will be for the team and for colleagues across the organisation including senior managers.

As a team we are responsible for producing a range of policies and guidance documents – you will assist those responsible for keeping these updated and accessible, and you will help to promote any changes to the relevant individuals across the institution. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic team member who is keen to develop expertise as an administrator and who is keen to enhance their skills.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy, you may wish to contact: Anna Grey, Director of the Research Office at

About You

As Departmental Administrator you will have:

    Ability to provide high quality support to the office and other stakeholders

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills and with the numeracy skills to manage budgets

    Highly organised with ability to manage own time effectively and work to multiple/competing deadlines

    Commitment to data quality and ensuring accuracy of information

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.


    A minimum of 35 days annual leave per annum, pro rata (inclusive of bank holiday and University closure days) 

    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

    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 16.3%

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. 

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification    
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