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Senior School Administrator

Harper & Keele Veterinary School

Location:  Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Monday 28 September 2020
Reference:  KU0000154

The Harper & Keele Veterinary School is seeking to appoint an experienced administrator to support the development of the new School. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of the new School office functions and will support both staff and students in this exciting new area. The post holder will be expected to implement solutions to the challenges involved in delivering a joined-up service from a split-site office.

A unique partnership between two outstanding universities, the Harper and Keele Veterinary School brings together two distinctive institutions with a track record of excellence in teaching and student experience to provide an exciting new opportunity for veterinary students to train within rural Staffordshire and Shropshire.

Pooling the ambitions, experience and resources of both universities, the Harper and Keele Veterinary School will represent a unique step forward in the provision of veterinary medicine in the UK. We look forward to welcoming the first cohort of Harper and Keele Veterinary School students in 2020.

Together Keele and Harper Adams universities have 186 years of heritage in the animal and human health areas. Both institutions are recognised for their strengths in employability, student satisfaction and first class teaching and have a shared commitment to research in food security and sustainability. Set on a 635 hectare farm in Shropshire, Harper Adams University has a long pedigree in agriculture and animal sciences, supported by first class animal facilities; veterinary nursing and veterinary physiotherapy.

Keele University in nearby Staffordshire is a broad-based research-intensive university with sustained excellence in life sciences as well as home to a highly successful medical school, frequently ranked among the UK's top ten.  The joint veterinary school will provide students with the opportunity to take advantage of both institutions with a common commitment to excellence and complementary skills.

This role will require the ability to work within a close-knit team, providing consistently high-quality administrative support across a number of functions. You will need to liaise with colleagues and external stakeholders across both campuses, and hence must have excellent communication and prioritisation skills. You must be able to handle data accurately and be proficient in all MS Office applications. Some customer service experience would be an advantage. As the School grows, you may have the opportunity to lead in a specific area agreed with your manager. 

The role will be based primarily at Harper Adams University but will require regular travel between Keele and Harper Adams campuses.

Keele University and Harper Adams University are committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible.

Keele University and Harper Adams University value equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments we welcome applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles. 

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