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Administrator - Research and Enterprise

Arts & Sciences Faculty Office

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £25,642 to £27,929 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Friday 26 August 2022
Interview Date:  Tuesday 06 September 2022
Reference:  EHA3101-0722

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

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a Research and Enterprise Administrator to join the Institute for Social Responsibility. The Institute for Social Responsibility (ISR) is one of three Research Institutes at Edge Hill University engaged in the co-ordination and support of inter-disciplinary research and knowledge exchange activity both on and off campus. ISR’s looks to support research and KE activity across EHU and beyond that aligns to the broadest definition of ‘social responsibility’. As such we work with academics both inside and outside Edge Hill and partner organisations from the public, private, and charity sector, with a strong focus on enhancing research culture and delivering quality public engagement. 

The role offers an ambition and motivated individual to make a significant contribution to the ongoing work of ISR, taking the administrative lead on University-wide events, and working with internal and external stakeholders at all levels. As part of the ISR management group, you will also have the opportunity to shape how the Institute is organised, whilst working closely with the Director and Associate Director on related projects. We are particularly interested in candidate who have a flair for the curation/organisation of public engagement events, both online and in-person, and has excellent web-based skills.

About You

As a Research and Enterprise Administrator, you will be creative, efficient and have a strong eye for detail. You will be able to balance competing demands of a busy office, whilst also being comfortable communicating with internal and external stakeholders at all levels. You should have previous experience of working in a customer facing environment and hold strong customer-oriented ethos. 

You will be expected to work independently and be able to lead on a range of activities. You should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to engage effectively and positively. You will have excellent organisation skills, demonstrate a flexible approach to your work and are able to use your own initiative. 


You will benefit from 23 days annual leave plus 13 bank holiday inclusive of 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: Jo Crotty, Director of ISR 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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