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Team Administrator - CASM - (Maternity Cover)

Salary in the region of £26,529 to £32,299 per annum, plus benefits

Fixed term contract - Maternity Cover

We have a new opportunity for an experienced and motivated Administrator to join the Cancer Ageing and Somatic Mutation Research Programme. You will be joining a small group of administrators that work closely with the Senior Management Team and their areas to support scientific delivery.

You will provide high level administrative support primarily to a number of faculty and senior management, plus their teams. This will include but will not be limited to:

  • diary management
  • meeting organisation and note taking
  • travel arrangements
  • expense claims and credit card reconciliations

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 group as well as the organisation.

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 success of the Cancer Ageing and Somatic Mutation Research Programme. 

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

Secondment Opportunity for Internal Candidates only:

We also welcome internal applicants wishing to pursue a secondment opportunity. Applicants must discuss their intentions with their line manager before applying to ensure this can be accommodated.

Job Reference

Essential Skills

  • Educated to GCSE standard with English and Maths (grades A-C) or equivalent qualifications
  • Providing comprehensive secretarial/PA or administrative experience at senior manager level
  • Experience of administrative systems and processes
  • Excellent IT skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Appropriate level of data protection, security and confidentiality awareness
  • Organising and managing events, meetings and seminars
  • Proficient in diary management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Confident at communicating with all levels of staff verbally and written
  • Exceptional organiser with the ability to prioritise and manage work load
  • Ability to work independently, but also able to develop collaborative working relationships with other team members
  • Attention to detail with a high level of accuracy
  • Confident using the Internet for background research
  • Financial administration including invoicing and BAC’s
  • Commitment to and focus on quality, promoting high standards
  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work
  • Demonstrates professional curiosity
  • Able to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively
  • Solution focused
  • Able to build and maintain strong working relationships
  • Willingness to acquire new knowledge and skills

Ideal Skills

  • Relevant academic and/or professional qualification in administration or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience of working in a scientific environment
  • Basic knowledge of project principles
  • Proficient in Endnote Shorthand
  • Taking minutes

Other information

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 Benefits: Our 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, Campus Nursery and Summer holiday club
  • 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.

Please include a covering letter and CV with your application.  

Closing date for applications: 1st October 2018, however applications will be reviewed and considered on an on-going basis and therefore the post may be filled before the deadline.