Job reference: BMH-025342
Salary: £26,444 to £29,605 pro rata per annum, depending on relevant experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Biology, Medicine Health
Location: Manchester
Employment type: Fixed Term
Division/Team: Division of Psychology and Mental Health
Hours Per Week: 17.5 hrs per week (Part time)
Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 27/06/2024
Contract Duration: Fixed Term until 31 March 2025
School/Directorate: School of Health Sciences

Job Description

The University of Manchester delivers a world-leading portfolio of eHealth research and training across the North of England and beyond. An opportunity has arisen for a Project Administrator to join the division of Psychology and Mental Health and support the various projects predominantly within the British south Asian projects and Pakistan.

This is an exciting opportunity within our Professional Services (PS Team), this is a administrative role, a Research Project Administrator, working in partnership with key Professional Services and Academic colleagues. The successful candidate will be a talented, self-motivated individual, have the ability to work in a team and be someone who sets for themselves the highest professional standards. You will utilise your skills, knowledge, and experience to drive forward administration within the project team. You will be based at the University of Manchester. This role is 0.5FTE, two of those days will be campus based (Tues and Thurs TBC), the remaining half-day can be worked hybrid from home (unless there a need on Campus, a flexible approach to Campus/Home working needed).

We are looking for someone who is ideas-driven, enthusiastic and able to work well as part global mental health team with support and guidance from Professor Nusrat Husain and other senior colleagues.

You will have administrative experience, preferably within a mental health environment and have excellent IT skills with experience of accounting, finance and spread sheets. The ideal candidate will have experiences of working in research projects including budgeting and project finance analysis. Due to the nature of the role being involved within the British South Asian and Pakistani population, Asian language skills are desirable. You will be able to demonstrate a high level of attention to detail with the ability to work to tight deadlines, prioritising your own workload with minimal supervision. You will be equally adept working individually or as part of a team, self-motivated and proactive with the ability to apply your initiative. You will have good all round communication skills and be able to keep well-written records.

This is a fantastic opportunity to use your skills and knowledge to drive innovation and support in the global mental health sector and make a lasting impact.

What can you expect in return
The University will actively foster a culture of inclusion and diversity and will seek to achieve true equality of opportunity for all members of its community.

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note, under the new immigration rules this role is not eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route of the Points Based System.  Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK in order to be eligible to take up the post. 

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name:Emma-Louise Cullen, Senior Administrator, Division of Psychology and Mental Health


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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