Support Officer (LSSI and Environment)

University of Leeds


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Do you have experience of providing high-level administrative support working in a research support or finance role?  Do you have good organisational and communication skills?  Do you have the ability to prioritise workload and work flexibly to support a range of activities with competing deadlines and timescales? 

The LSSI is a vibrant research Institute that works to support and enhance the social sciences across the University and in collaboration with our external partners.  It fosters interdisciplinary and international research collaborations, promotes relations with external partners in the public, private and third sectors and builds capacity through the provision of training and skills development for the next generation of research leaders.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised individual to work as part of a team to support the delivery of activities and workshops in LSSI and through the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) with support from the LSSI core team.  

You will provide support relating to the administration and financial management of the IAA hosted by LSSI.   This part of the role will involve working in close conjunction with the Faculty of Environment Research & Innovation Office.  

You will have experience of providing professional administrative support with the ability to manage events and processes.  You will be a good problem solver, with strong analytical skills and work well under pressure.  The ability to work alone or as part of a team is essential, as are strong organisational, interpersonal, communication skills and to work to tight deadlines.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Cheryl Harris, Institute Manager, Leeds Social Sciences Institute

Email: [email protected]  

Location:  Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Social Sciences
School/Institute:  Leeds Social Sciences Institute
Category:  Administrative and Clerical Support
Grade: 
Grade 5
Salary: 

£25,285 to £28,929
p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  80% FTE – We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements. We will consider secondments.
Post Type: 

Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Until 31 March 2028 due to external funding)
Release Date:  Thursday 01 June 2023
Closing Date:  Sunday 18 June 2023
Reference:  ESLSS1099
Downloads:  Candidate Brief
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