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Administrator - Department of History, Geography and Social Sciences

History, Geography & Social Sciences

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £21,197 to £22,662 per annum pro rata
Post Type:  Part Time
Hours Per Week:  14.5
Work Pattern:  Monday, Tuesday
Closing Date:  Sunday 14 August 2022
Interview Date:  Tuesday 23 August 2022
Reference:  EHA2353-0722

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

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an Administrator to join the History, Geography and Social Sciences department. You will have the skills to provide administrative and organisational support to a range of internal and external stakeholders whilst ensuring compliance with Department, Faculty and Institutional policies and procedures. 

Your IT literacy will be of a high standard to include word-processing, databases & spreadsheets. You will have the ability to work well with minimal supervision and swiftly acquire and apply knowledge of student data and administrative processes, procedures and systems. 

You will support the Departmental Administrative Manager to ensure the administrative functions of the Department are carried out within expected guidelines. 

You will be expected to work independently in the provision of day-to-day administrative support to all staff and students connected with the Department as required by the role.

About You

As Administrator you will be an enthusiastic and friendly professional with excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with a commitment to providing an outstanding student experience. 

You will have excellent organisational skills with an ability to work under pressure whilst being creative, using initiative and being proactive. 

You will have proven experience of working in a similar role, preferably in Higher Education, with knowledge of a student support environment.


You will benefit from 22 days annual leave plus 13 bank holidays inclusive of University closure days per annum, pro rata. 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: Lisa Burke, Department Administrative 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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