NBIC Vacancy: Operational Support Administrator

We are seeking an ambitious individual to take up the new role of NBIC Operational Support Administrator for the University of Southampton to provide professional, operational assistance to the NBIC Chief Executive Officer and Southampton Co-Director.  

Salary: £22,149 to £25,642, Full Time Fixed Term until 30 November 2024

Closing date: Monday 5 December 2022

At NBIC, our aim is to connect scientists specialising in biofilms across the UK, and to provide a mechanism for industrial partners to explore their unmet needs with our researchers. This operational support role will be key to assist the leadership team in carrying out daily administrative duties. The role will include acting as the first point of contact for a range of enquiries, organising meetings and workshops, financial administration, liaising with external partners and senior staff and colleagues across the University of Southampton and NBIC, and minute taking.  

The successful candidate will be an excellent team player with a proven ability to work proactively. They will be well organised and adaptable taking a positive approach to managing a busy and complex workload. Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills are required as is commitment to providing an excellent service. They ideally would have previous work experience within an administrative/customer service role and be able to use their own initiative, independently problem-solve and manage their own time effectively, with minimum supervision. The successful candidate will have strong IT skills and be a competent user of Microsoft Office and similar software.

The role offers excellent development opportunities for an individual wishing to gain experience and skills working within an Innovation and Knowledge Centre and in operational business support roles. 

The University of Southampton is one of the UK’s leading research universities.  They are committed to building an inclusive and diverse culture, and creating an environment where people can balance successful careers with their commitments and interests outside of work. Their flexible working practices, including a hybrid working model, where employees can split their working time between the office and home, support the belief that this balance brings long-lasting benefits for our institution as well as their people.

The university believes equality and diversity are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a vibrant, proud and successful organisation.  A diverse workforce, with people from different racial, educational and social backgrounds and a range of ages, opens up a wealth of possibilities for Southampton.  

    To find out more about this position and to apply, please visit the University of Southampton website.