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Harper & Keele Veterinary School

Location:  Keele University
Salary:  £21,630 to £23,715
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Sunday 02 October 2022
Reference:  KU00002861

The Opportunity 

This post represents an exciting opportunity to join the administrative team supporting the ongoing development of Harper & Keele Vet School. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of new School office functions and will support both staff and students by providing consistently high quality administrative support across a number of functions. 

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and prioritisation skills. They 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, there may the opportunity to lead in a specific area agreed with your manager. 

This role is based at the Keele University campus, occasional travel between the Keele and Harper Adams campus will be required.

The Benefits

The School recognises that its success depends upon the contribution and dedication of its talented staff. In return, we have a competitive benefits package available, including:  

  • Competitive rate of pay with annual increments within the grade (Keele Spine)
  • Generous annual leave entitlement with opportunities to purchase additional leave  
  • Excellent staff pension scheme   
  • Access to continued personal, professional and career development   
  • On site ‘outstanding’ nursery (Keele site)   
  • Discounted health & fitness facilities on site (Keele site)
  • Cycle to work scheme (subject to eligibility)

Please note that the starting salary will typically be at the bottom of the pay scale shown above.

The School is committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible.  

The School 

A unique joint venture between two outstanding universities, 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. Staff and students are able to make use of resources at each campus and at partner sites including a network of veterinary practices and farms.

Together Keele University and Harper Adams University 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. The joint veterinary school provided students with the opportunity to take advantage of both institutions with a common commitment to excellence and complementary skills.

Harper & Keele Vet School values equality and diversity across our workforce and is committed to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the School welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles. 

How to Apply

For full post details and to find out more about working at Keele please visit: 

Keele University employees wishing to apply should login to Employee Self Service and click on the 'View current vacancies' link.

For an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Alyson Citrine, School Office Manager at 

Applications to this address will not be accepted.  

Closing Date: 2nd October 2022

Interviews will be held week commencing 17th October 2022

Post reference: KU00002861

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Harper Adams University is one of the premier UK Higher Education institutions focused on the land-based and food supply chain sector. With around 2,800 undergraduate students, plus those completing postgraduate, research and CPD programmes, Harper Adams University is the UK's largest single provider of higher education for these subjects.  Programmes fall into eleven broad subject areas – but none operate in isolation. Community and collaboration are key at Harper Adams, meaning everyone, including staff, students and industry partners, benefits from a close network of knowledge and opportunity exchange. Situated in Shropshire, the campus and the surrounding area provide an excellent working and living environment for staff and students alike.

Harper Adams is consistently positioned highly in a range of national ratings, performance measures and league tables. The University has been the highest performing modern university in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide for the last four years, climbing to 17th place in the overall league table. In the 2020 guide Harper Adams was named Modern University of the Year and runner-up University of the Year. In the 2019 Whatuni? Student Choice Awards, based on student reviews, Harper Adams won the Student Support category for the fifth time – the only university to have taken the title since the awards began - and won the category for best job prospects for a fourth year running. In the 2020 QS World Rankings for Agriculture and Forestry published in March 2020, Harper Adams was ranked first in the UK for academic reputation and second in the world for its reputation with employers.

Applied research is at the heart of the university’s activity, with the work of a thriving academic community underpinning both teaching and work with the industries allied to Harper. The 2014 Government Research Excellence Framework rated all of the university’s research as “of international quality”, and more than half was deemed “world leading” or “internationally excellent”.



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