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Team Administrator

Salary in the region of £26,000 to £28,000 per annum, plus benefits

We have a new opportunity for an experienced and motivated Administrator to join the Scientific Operations team. You will be joining a small group of administrators that work closely with the Scientific Operations Senior Management Team (SMT) and their areas to support operational delivery.

You will provide high level administrative support to the Head of Cellular Operations and the Head of Strategic Relations and Delivery. This will include but will not be limited to:

  • diary management
  • meeting organisation and note taking
  • travel arrangements
  • budget tracking
  • project coordination and support
  • recruitment and HR support

You will also be responsible for providing ongoing project support to our Quality Assurance Manager and coordinating with quality champions across all areas of Scientific Operations to support them in their roles.

You will be a confident administrator with the ability to see the bigger picture, spot areas of improvement and relish being part of a small supportive team, and be a visible contributor to the wider Scientific Operations group.

What we can offer you:

In addition to a competitive salary and a variety of benefits  you will have the opportunity to expand and develop your role over time, tackle new projects that excite and interest you, and contribute to the ongoing improvement of Scientific Operations. 

We value the insights of our support team and you will be invited to attend and be an active participant in our regular Senior Management meetings.

There are a range of training courses facilitated on site throughout the year and opportunities to gain qualifications relevant to your role outside of the campus. 

Job Reference

Essential Skills

  • Proficient in diary management
  • Minute taking, organisation of committee meetings and management of actions lists
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and confident at communicating and establishing relationships with all levels of staff, verbal and written
  • A can-do approach to supporting the senior members of staff
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload
  • A flexible approach and ability to manage priorities and to respond to changes in workload at short notice
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Computer literacy to include the Microsoft Office Suite particularly Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook
  • Experience in coordinating projects

Other information

Closing Date: 9th September, 2018

Scientific Operations comprises around a third of the Institute and is essential to the amazing science that happens on Campus. Activities within Scientific Operations include DNA sequencing, cellular generation, gene-editing, model organisms and software development amongst many others.

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre and committed to training the next generation of genome scientists. Focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease and a world leader in the genomic revolution, our mission is to use genome sequences to advance understanding of human and pathogen biology in order to improve human health. We aim to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens. Our science is large-scale and organised into Programmes, led by our Faculty who conceive and deliver our science, and supported by our Scientific Operations teams responsible for all data production pipelines at the Institute.

Our Campus: Set over 125 acres, the stunning and dynamic Wellcome Genome Campus is the biggest aggregate concentration of people in the world working on the common theme of Genomes and BioData. It brings together a diverse and exceptional scientific community, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to pursue some of humanity’s greatest challenges.

Our BenefitsOur employees have access to a comprehensive range of benefits and facilities including:

  • Group Defined Contribution Pension Scheme and Life Assurance
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Health Insurance
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing by one day a year to a maximum of 30
  • Family friendly environment including options for flexible and part-time working, a childcare voucher scheme and Campus Nursery
  • Two days paid Employee Volunteering Leave a year
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Campus Gym, tennis courts, cricket pitch and sports hall plus a range of dining facilities
  • Active Campus Sports and Social Club
  • Free Campus Bus Service

Genome Research Limited is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and promoting equality in careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme of activity. We will consider all applicants without discrimination on grounds of disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. We are open to a range of UK-based flexible working options including part-time or full-time employment as well as flexible hours due to caring or other commitments.