Centre Administrator

Job summary

The Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injury Studies (CBIS) is seeking a seeking a Centre Administrator. This is a crucial role within the Centre, providing pro-active support to the CBIS leadership. In this role, you will work closely with academics, research staff and PhD students within the Centre, assisting in delivering the Centre’s mission, and acting as an ambassador for the research undertaken within CBIS. This is a great...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG00830
  • Date posted 16 April 2019
  • Closing date 19 May 2019

Job description

Job summary

The Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injury Studies (CBIS) is seeking a seeking a Centre Administrator. This is a crucial role within the Centre, providing pro-active support to the CBIS leadership. In this role, you will work closely with academics, research staff and PhD students within the Centre, assisting in delivering the Centre’s mission, and acting as an ambassador for the research undertaken within CBIS.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to move into a research administration role (possibly having recently completed a PhD or undergraduate degree) or someone who is looking to build on prior experience in this sector.

Established in 2011, the Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injury Studies (CBIS) is a multidisciplinary research centre based at Imperial College London. It is hosted by the UKs leading Department of Bioengineering, and the mission of the Centre is to improve the understanding of blast injury in order to advance the mitigation, treatment and rehabilitation of injury. As such, the Centre is focused on education, research, outreach and public engagement activities.

Duties and responsibilities

Reporting to the Research Programmes Manager (who manages the Centre) and the Department of Bioengineering’s Research and Finance Manager, you will be the first point of contact for various internal and external contacts, managing general enquiries and providing advice and guidance where appropriate.

You will administer the grant portfolios, in conjunction with Departmental and Faculty finance staff and provide regular financial information to support the management of research grants and contracts.

A key part of the role will be the coordination of events for the Centre, including the Blast Injury Conference, seminars, workshops and public engagement events. You will also be responsible for the organisation and booking of meetings, as well as coordinating travel arrangements for the management team, research staff, and hosted visitors, both in the UK and abroad.

Essential requirements

You should be educated to a minimum of degree level (or equivalent), with demonstrable experience of working at a similar level, preferably in an institute of higher education. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to communicate confidently and effectively with senior members of the Centre, the College and external contacts from industry and other organisations. A high degree of interpersonal skills and excellent professionalism with a pro-active approach is therefore required for this post. A good understanding of the academic research environment is desirable.

Further information

For an informal discussion please contact Lucy Foss: email l.foss@imperial.ac.uk

Should you have any queries about the application process, please contact Jo Adam: i.adam@imperial.ac.uk

Closing date: 19 May 2019 (Midnight BST)

Interview date: week commencing 27 May 2019

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk 

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’s Points Based System. Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.