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Part Time Laboratory Administrator


Location:  Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
Salary:  £18,852 to £20,092 pro rata, per year
The point of entry will be dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience.
Post Type:  Part Time
Hours per Week:  24.75
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Friday 15 July 2022
Reference:  VT-854

We are looking to recruit a Laboratory Administrator to provide a welcoming and efficient customer-focused service, providing administrative support to the team of the Princess Margaret Laboratories and Elizabeth Creak Building in support of the University’s teaching, reach-out and research objectives. 

The successful candidate will have, as a minimum, a good general standard of education with a minimum of 5 or more GCSEs at grade C or equivalent and above, including English and Maths (or equivalent training and experience) as well as prior experience of working in an administrative capacity and in a customer-facing role. They will have an excellent standard of written English, high levels of accuracy in their written work, be able to take accurate and comprehensive minutes and will be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with staff, students and external colleagues. They will be self-motivated, friendly and approachable with excellent organisational abilities and a flexible approach to work. 

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

The ability to express yourself in writing is an essential requirement of this role. Part of the selection exercise may include a written exercise to assess your skills in this area

This post may meet the relevant criteria to allow the University to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship to individuals who wish to come to work in the UK through the Skilled Worker Route of the UK Immigration System.  For information on the sponsorship system, please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website at You are advised to assess your circumstances against the criteria set out in the UKVI policy guidance, available at UK ENIC provides advice and guidance on international qualifications at UK ENIC Visas and Nationality

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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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