College of Medicine and Health – Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Science  

This post is available immediately on a fixed term basis initially until 31 July 2022, however this could be extended until March 2023 depending on funding. Applicants seeking full or part time employment are encouraged to apply. The post is available on a 0.6 FTE, 0.8 FTE or 1 FTE basis.

Summary of the role

We recruiting for an experienced Administrator to provide high level support within EXCEED, the Exeter Centre of Excellence for Diabetes Research. This is made up of a number of research groups each led by CMH faculty members who form part of the Universities world-leading diabetes research, who’s advances span from discovering biological causes and mechanisms, to improving diagnosis and treatment worldwide, to prevention and supporting people to live healthier lifestyles. Working closely with the Research Project Manager, the Administrator will act as the main point of contact for the Diabetes teams, providing PA support to Professorial staff, including diary management, student teaching workload support and updating of research outputs and applications. They will be expected at all times to maintain confidentiality in line with University Procedures. 

The post-holder will have previous administrative experience and excellent IT skills, with previous experience using databases and records systems. The ability to work independently, proactively, prioritise workloads and to tight deadlines is essential. Excellent communication skills, both written and in person is also important. 

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The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Exeter is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 39 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • Further information

    We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements. This role may be subject to additional background screening. 

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