Vacancy at NCRM: Research Co-ordinator

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Kaisa Puustinen

Location: Highfield Campus, University of Southampton
Salary: £23,386 to £27,864
Full Time Fixed Term Until 30/09/2019
Closing Date: Tuesday 7 April 2015

Applications are invited for the post of NCRM Research Co-ordinator to the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) based in the Social Sciences, University of Southampton.

The NCRM has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council since 2004 and commenced its third phase of funding in October 2014. The NCRM provides a strategic focal point for the identification, development and delivery of an integrated national research and training programme to enhance the quality and range of methodological skills and techniques used by the UK social science community. In October 2014, the NCRM became a collaborative partnership between three institutions with international reputations in methodological research and training in the social sciences: the University of Southampton, the University of Manchester and the University of Edinburgh. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Research Co-ordinator to provide comprehensive operational assistance, administrative and secretarial support to the Director and Centre Manager within NCRM and to be responsible for the delivery of a high quality and efficient service for the management of their activities and operations within NCRM. 

Often acting as the first point of contact for all visitors you will provide a full range of confidential administrative support to the Director, including scheduling diaries, arranging meetings and conferences, organising travel and responding to communication both written and oral. You will also provide administrative support organising a diverse range of research events both in Southampton and throughout the UK.

You will have a relevant NVQ3/HNC/A Level/C&G or equivalent qualification, accompanied by substantial relevant experience and success in similar roles in complex organisations. With high level IT skills in Microsoft office, excellent communication and organisational skills, the post holder will be able to independently organise activities and operationalise processes according to strategic management plans, accompanied by the ability to prioritise conflicting workload and multi-task. You must be able to use your own initiative at all times and have experience of handling highly confidential and sensitive information and dealing effectively with high profile external stakeholders.

The position is available immediately.

For informal enquiries, please contact Shavi Parhar via email

The closing date for this vacancy is 7 April 2015. For full details and to apply please see the details at the University of Southampton jobs pages.