Duties and Responsibilities
The UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) is an exciting cross-UCL Institute, which leads research, knowledge exchange and teaching in the fields of risk and disaster reduction and humanitarian action. The Institute is a department in the Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MAPS), but works across all UCLs faculties, spanning natural and social sciences, mathematics and statistics, engineering and development planning, global health, anthropology, the humanities, ethics and laws, and contributes to UCLs Grand Challenges. It has a leading role in the UCL Humanitarian Institute.
The IRDR has 12 members of academic staff and 5 members of professional services staff. The IRDR also has 12 members of research staff. Currently, the IRDR runs masters programmes with 80 students and has a research student population of about 25. In September, IRDR will admit students on its new BSc programme in Global Humanitarian Studies, with an aim to build to 40 students per year.
The IRDR has active research and knowledge exchange programmes, with over 8M of current research grants. It also runs a vibrant public events programme, which is used to promote IRDR research, and recruit undergraduate and postgraduate students.
The postholder will provide specialist administration to our new BSc in Global Humanitarian Studies, whilst providing general support to other IRDR teaching, research and knowledge exchange activities, ensuring effective procedures are documented and adopted for dealing with all aspects of its administration.
This post will assist in achieving a high-quality and timely service to current and prospective students, and staff relating to the designated courses and beyond.
Acting as a point of contact for both staff and students, the role will support the department in the professional planning, effective delivery and evaluation of programmes within the student lifecycle. The role will also proactively support an inclusive, caring and supportive student experience.
The role holder must be committed to high quality service provision; they must be efficient, organised, and pay attention to detail, and also have an awareness of the need for confidentiality. The role requires the ability to cope with a heavy workload and to prioritise tasks, to cope calmly with frequent interruptions that inevitably arise at certain periods and the capability to work flexibly as part of a busy team in a university environment.
In addition, the role requires interaction with many people within and external to UCL thus a professional attitude, willingness to help and can do approach are required in order to adequately execute the duties outlined.
Candidates should be educated to A-level standard or equivalent and will need excellent IT skills (specifically in MS Excel, web skills and willingness to use or learn Mac applications), and relevant experience of the UK higher education.
A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.
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If you have any queries about the role, please contact Miss Lucy King at email@example.com.
The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work please see www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working to find out more.
We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.
We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.
11 Mar 2021
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