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Part Time - Administration Network Coordinator

Salary Range: £31,498- £39,729 (Pro Rata) plus excellent benefits

This is a part-time position at 22.5 hours per week - we are are able to negotiate working hours

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute conducts cutting edge genomic research and we are seeking to appoint an experienced and highly motivated Senior Administrator to join the Institute.

The role will involve delivering high level administrative support to the Administration Network and Research Managers, disseminating good practice across the Network and organising events, workshops and networking opportunities for all administration.

The successful candidate will need to be able to work independently, have excellent communication skills and interact well with both administrators and Senior Management. They will also be expected to take a collaborative and pragmatic approach when planning their work schedules in order to prioritise effectively. 

Job Reference

Essential Skills

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to balance conflicting priorities
  • Excellent communication skills across a wide range of levels
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Experience of organising events
  • The ability to assess the needs and requirements of the Admin Network
  • Be able to deal with people tactfully and flexibly, adapting an appropriate  communication style
  • Good analytical abilities and critical thinking to facilitate problem resolution
  • Highly discrete with a clear understanding of issues of confidentiality
  • Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively
  • Solution focused
  • Able to work effectively under pressure
  • High level of resilience

Ideal Skills

  • Professional Administration Qualification
  • Significant experience of providing administrative support to Senior Management.
  • Experience of working in science education, conferences, communication or a learning environment.
  • Experience of monitoring/managing budgets

Other information



The Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. We use state of the art large-scale genomic approaches to drive world-leading projects to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. Our goal is to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens.

The Institute is located near Cambridge, UK on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus. This growing and dynamic site is the British hub of genomic science. It hosts the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Open Targets, a Biodata Innovation Centre and will soon host Genomics England Limited’s 100,000 Genomes Sequencing Centre. The Campus is also home to Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science. Connecting Science inspires new thinking, sparks conversation and supports learning by drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on the Campus. Its mission is to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society.

To help researchers to develop their skills and networks, the Institute hosts a range of scientific seminars with internal and invited speakers, scientific group meetings and skills development workshops.

Our Benefits include: Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Workplace Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30, plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, two cafes, dining facilities, and a free campus bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus.

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

Please include a covering letter and CV with your application.

Closing Date:  1st May 2017

Interviews to be held: 9th & 10th May 2017