Business Support Officer

University of Hertfordshire

Post Title: Business Support Officer and Projects and Business Support Officer 

SBU/Department: Academic Registry

 FTE: 2 fte (working 37 hours per week)

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Salary: UH5 £26,642pa – £29,762pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience 

Annual Leave: 25 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year. 

Location: MacLaurin Building, Bishops Square Campus, Hatfield 

We are looking for two motivated and pro-active people to join the Projects & Business Support team in Academic Registry.

Main duties and responsibilities

Based in the MacLaurin building and on College Lane, but expected to move round the campus as required, the successful postholders will provide either business support to the Academic Registry teams in the Innovation Hub, or administrative support to the Academic Registrar and business support to the Academic Registry teams in the Maclaurin building.

Your work will cover a wide range of different administrative tasks. The Business Support Officer will provide a comprehensive service to the Academic Registrar, for example, managing diaries, clerking meetings and organising events. The Projects and Business Support Officer will support the delivery of change management at the University and provide administrative support across the Strategic Business Unit.

You will be the procurement expert within the team and provide high quality business support across a range of office activities.

Skill and experience required

You will have appropriate proven administrative experience in a complex and dynamic organisation. Experience of working within Higher Education administration would be advantageous. 

You will have very good IT skills, including the use of MSOffice, including MS Teams and Sharepoint. and will also be able to demonstrate a good understanding of customer care.   

You will also have excellent organisation, planning and administrative skills, be able to record information from meetings in a written format; and communicate in a variety of formats to different audiences. 

You will have a methodical approach and attention to detail, whilst working accurately under pressure to tight deadlines and to strict confidentiality. 

You must have a can-do attitude to problem-solving and be flexible and adaptable with workload, working as a team player.  You will have the ability to deal with conflicting priorities and to work under pressure with minimum supervision, whilst also demonstrating initiative and the ability to learn new skills. 

Qualifications required

You will hold a minimum of A-levels, or equivalent qualification, or proven professional work experience. 

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria.Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

Find out what it’s like to work in Academic Registry HERE. 

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Business Support Manager: Natalie Bruton [email protected]

Closing Date: 06 June 2023 

Interview Date: TBC

Reference Number: 050935

Date advert placed: 23 May 2023

Our vision is to transform lives and UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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