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Estates Administrator

Estates & Facilities

Location:  Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
Salary:  £20,130 to £21,236 per annum
The point of entry will be dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Friday 01 July 2022
Reference:  RC-820

The Estates Administrator will provide administrative support to the Estates and Facilities team who a responsible for a varied range of services to the University including housekeeping, maintenance, utilities, new buildings, security, portering and postal services. The role requires an efficient, professional and customer focused individual who is able to work across the team as well as dealing with outside visitors, contractors and suppliers. The role will involve the raising of purchase orders and dealing with the processing of invoices as well as the usual clerical activities. The successful candidate will be able to build good working relationships, balance multiple priorities, working well individually or part of a team.

The following qualifications are desirable:

First Aid Certificate

Fire Warden

Fire Safety certificate 

Asbestos awareness certificate,

Full training will be provided to the successful candidate as appropriate.

If you have any queries or questions or for an informal discussion please contact

Please note that interviews will take place w/c 11th July 2022

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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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