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Are you hard working with an eye for detail? Do you have financial administrative experience working in a busy office environment in a research support role? Do you want to join a team that is committed to supporting the strategic objectives and research culture of the Faculty of Social Sciences?

We are looking for a professional and proactive individual who will provide high quality, customer-focussed research support from within the Faculty Research Office (FRO).  You will work closely with the Research Support Administrators to support costings and applications for research funding, and to assist with the smooth running of awarded research projects.  You will also support the FRO in the maintenance of databases and the management of administrative and financial functions.  You will have the opportunity to make a valuable and significant contribution to the FRO team and the Faculty.

With administrative experience in a busy, customer-focussed environment, preferably in a Higher Education (HE) research context, you will have excellent organisational skills and experience of financial systems and procedures. An ability to work to deadlines and an understanding of prioritising tasks is essential, as is experience of working with costings and budgets.

This vacancy is within the Finance Service but it is based in the Faculty of Social Sciences. However, should the business need arise, and after full consultation with you, you may be deployed elsewhere within Finance Service.

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

Suzanne Pemberton, Faculty Research Manager 

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3912 

Email: S.M.Pemberton@leeds.ac.uk      

Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.


Due to the current Government Coronavirus social distancing measures, the interviews for this role are likely to be conducted remotely using Microsoft Teams or Zoom.  It is also expected that relevant work within these roles may be done remotely, within the UK, while these restrictions remain in place.


Closing Date: 24 Jan 2021
Category: Administrative and Clerical Support





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