Senior Project Administrator

Durham University

Senior Mission Administrator (
Job Quantity:
Division of Philosophy
Grade 6:  £29,605 – £36,024 each year (professional rata)
Mounted Time period  Half Time
Contract Length: 43 weeks if begin date is Early Dec 2023
Contracted Hours per Week: 10
Working Preparations: Hybrid
Closing Date
: 26-Nov-2023, 6:59:00 PM
Disclosure and Barring Service Requirement: Not Relevant. 

The College

At Durham College we’re happy with our folks.  A globally excellent centre of academic excellence, a collegiate group of extraordinary folks, a singular and historic setting – Durham is a college like no different.  Throughout the College we’ve an enormous number of roles and profession alternatives, which collectively make us a big and profitable group, which is a key hub of exercise inside our area and nationally.  Whether or not you might be on the very begin, center or finish of your profession, there’s a position for you. We imagine everybody has their very own distinctive abilities to supply. We’d be thrilled for those who would contemplate becoming a member of our thriving College.  Additional details about the College will be discovered right here

The Function and the Division

The Philosophy Division at Durham College is a centre for world-leading analysis in a variety of fields. It leads a number of interdisciplinary analysis centres, together with the Centre for Humanities Participating Science and Society (CHESS), the Durham Centre for Historic and Medieval Philosophy, the Centre for the Ethics of Cultural Heritage and the Centre for the Historical past of Drugs and Illness. Collaborative interdisciplinary analysis is on the coronary heart of our analysis and influence technique, as is our very robust efficiency in exterior analysis funding. At each postgraduate and undergraduate degree, college students can select from a variety of subjects spanning the entire self-discipline of philosophy. Admissions to the Division’s undergraduate programmes is aggressive, and we constantly carry out strongly in nationwide rankings for philosophy. We have now one of many largest PhD programmes within the UK and lots of of our college students go on to pursue extremely profitable tutorial careers. 

The position is a part of the mission workforce on the Leverhulme funded mission, Exploring Uncertainty and Threat in Up to date Astrobiology. The mission goal is to critically analyse each conceptual and methodological practices in astrobiology, notably as regards attitudes to ‘danger’ and ‘reward’ within the face of nice uncertainty, so as to provide concrete proposals for higher follow shifting ahead.  This position is mounted time period and part-time and subsequently the wage is pro-rata to the wage proven. 

A Senior Mission Administrator is required for work on the Leverhulme sponsored mission, Exploring Uncertainty and Threat in Up to date Astrobiology. The mission workforce consists of PI Prof Peter Vickers and co-I Dr Sean McMahon (Edinburgh). The profitable candidate will present excessive degree specialist administrative help for the workforce, and they’ll even be required to take care of the mission web site, liaise with the funder and analysis workplace, preserve the mission funds, prepare and coordinate mission occasions and make journey preparations on behalf of the mission workforce. 

Working at Durham  

A aggressive wage is just one a part of the numerous unbelievable advantages you’ll obtain for those who be part of the College: additionally, you will obtain entry to the next unbelievable advantages:

•    27 Days annual go away per yr along with 8 public holidays and 4 customary days per yr – a complete of 39 days per yr.  The College closes between Christmas and New Yr.
•    Irrespective of the way you journey to work, we’ve you coated.  We have now parking throughout campus, a cycle to work scheme which lets you purchase a motorbike and low cost with native bus and practice firms.
•    Plenty of help for well being and wellbeing together with discounted membership for our cutting-edge sport and fitness center services and entry to a 24-7 Worker Help Programme.
•    On website nursery is on the market and entry to vacation camps for kids aged 5-16 all year long.
•    Household pleasant insurance policies, together with maternity and adoption go away, that are among the many most beneficiant within the larger training sector (and certain above and past many employers).
•    There’s a real dedication to creating our colleagues professionally and personally.  There’s a complete vary of improvement programs, apprenticeships and entry to {qualifications} and routes to develop your profession within the College.  All workers have devoted annual time to focus on their private improvement alternatives. 
•    The chance to participate in workers volunteering actions to make a distinction in the local people
•    Reductions can be found by way of our advantages portal together with; cash off at supermarkets, excessive avenue retailers, IT merchandise akin to Apple, the cinema and days out at varied points of interest. 
•    We provide beneficiant pension schemes. 


Durham College is dedicated to equality, range and inclusion

Our collective purpose is to create an open and inclusive atmosphere the place everybody can attain their full potential and we imagine our workers ought to replicate the variety of the worldwide group by which we work.  As a College equality, range, and inclusion (EDI) are a key a part of the College’s Technique and a central a part of all the pieces we do.  We additionally reside by our values and our Employees Code of Conduct. At Durham we actively work in the direction of offering an atmosphere the place our workers and college students can research, work and reside in a group which is supportive and inclusive. It’s vital to us that every one of our colleagues are aligned to each our values and dedication to EDI.

We welcome and encourage functions from members of teams who’re under-represented in our work pressure together with folks with disabilities, ladies and black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.  When you’ve got taken day out of your profession, and you’re feeling it related, tell us about it in your software.  In case you are a candidate with a incapacity, we’re dedicated to making sure honest remedy all through the recruitment course of. We’ll make changes to help the interview course of wherever it’s affordable to take action and, the place profitable, affordable changes shall be made to help folks inside their position.

What it’s good to display if you apply/Particular person Specification  
If you apply it will be significant that you simply tell us what abilities/expertise you’ve got from an identical position and/or what abilities/expertise you’ve got which might make you proper for this position.  Additional details about the position and obligations is on the finish of this job description.  The place a standards has an asterisk* subsequent to it, it could be given further weighting when your software is taken into account.    
Your software ought to cowl the next standards:

Important Standards

1.    5 GCSE’s a minimum of Grade C or degree 4 (or equal) together with English Language and Arithmetic or a Submit-16 qualification or equal expertise.
2.    Expertise and experience within the improvement and supply of analysis mission administrative providers. 
3.    Expertise of offering recommendation and steerage to a spread of consumers and colleagues.   
4.    Expertise of implementing insurance policies and procedures. 

5.    Glorious spoken and written communication abilities together with the flexibility to develop efficient working relationships, each internally and externally.
6.    Robust digital competence throughout a spread digital units and apps together with digital communication instruments, Microsoft 365 functions and enterprise techniques.
7.    Dedicated to persevering with skilled improvement.
8.    Potential to plan and organise occasions and actions involving the mission.
9.    Potential to resolve issues and resolve on and plan acceptable options.

10.  Potential to take part in networks to share and focus on good follow and alternate data.


Learn how to apply

To progress to the evaluation stage, candidates should proof every of the important standards required for the position within the individual specification above.  The place there are fascinating standards we’d additionally urge you to supply any related proof.  Please don’t neglect to verify if there’s any weighted standards (see above).

Whereas some standards shall be thought-about on the shortlisting stage, different standards could also be thought-about later within the evaluation course of, akin to questions at interview.  

Submitting your software 

We want to obtain functions on-line.  We’ll replace you about your software at varied factors through the course of, by way of automated emails from our e-recruitment system. Please verify your spam/junk folder periodically to make sure you obtain all emails.

It’s at the moment anticipated that shortlisted candidates shall be invited for interview mid November 2023.  
What you might be required to submit:
•    A CV 
•    A protecting letter  or assertion which reveals examples of the way you meet the entire standards inside the Particular person Specification  

Contact particulars 
If you need to have a chat or ask any questions concerning the position, please contact the mission PI, Peter Vickers at [email protected] .

Typical Function Necessities

Service Supply
•    Present a dedication to equality, range and inclusion and the College’s values.
•    Be sure that the College’s procedures and values are at all times mirrored in all features of the service offered and adapt methods of working the place this isn’t evident.
•    Present specialist recommendation and make selections to resolve issues regarding the mission.
•    Use your expertise and problem-solving abilities to analyze and resolve points related to your position and make suggestions primarily based in your findings.
•    Present the very best service to the mission workforce by reviewing and making options to enhance mission exercise and progress.
•    Acquire and document knowledge and knowledge precisely.
•    Organise and analyse knowledge and statistics to make sure it’s correct and supply experiences to senior colleagues.
•    Implement any adjustments or processes to make sure the accuracy and integrity of knowledge and knowledge.

Planning and Organising
•    Plan and organise personal workload to ship the position.
•    Plan, handle and ship assigned initiatives, actions and occasions (e.g. seminar collection and conferences)  in accordance with agreed aims.
•    Supervise the work of workers and groups concerned in delivering [events, project work or core operational service].
•    Search suggestions from the mission workforce to make sure that the service is up to date to satisfy buyer expectations.
•    Handle budgets and expenditure together with shopping for (and returning) items and providers and supply associated recommendation and steerage to different workers.

•    Develop and enhance providers by collaborating in conferences, working teams and committees.
•    Create good working relationships, together with inside and exterior networks which let you improve your data and abilities, whereas swapping data with friends.
•    Construct relationships with related stakeholders to share good follow, alternate data and work collectively on joint initiatives.
•    Every other affordable duties.

Please word that in submitting your software Durham College shall be processing your knowledge. We’d ask you to contemplate the related College Privateness Assertion Privateness Notices – Durham College  which supplies data on the collation, storing and use of knowledge.  

When appointing to this position the College should be sure that it meets any relevant immigration necessities, together with wage thresholds that are relevant to some visas.

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