New Job Posting! Research Centres Support Assistant, Institutes for Design Informatics and OPENspace

An exciting support opportunity has opened in the Institutes for Design Informatics and OPENspace!

UE04, £20,600 – £22,847 per annum,

Research, Knowledge Exchange and Impact (RKEI) Office, Edinburgh College of Art, CAHSS

35 hours p/w (Full time), Open-ended

Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) is looking to recruit a full time Research Centres Support Assistant to join their Team.

The Opportunity:

The successful postholder will provide and contribute administrative assistance and support, working within established processes and procedures, as well as advising of new ones, for the running of two of ECA’s Research Centres; Design Informatics and OPENspace, including providing additional support to the Postgraduate Office with administrative assistance for the student placements and field trips within the Design Informatics teaching programme.

Skills and Attributes for Success:

  • Either Vocational qualifications (N/SVQ 3, ONC or equivalent) plus work experience in a relevant role OR School education to Standard Grade or equivalent plus relevant work experience.
  • Excellent communication skills orally and in writing, with the ability to communicate well with both internal and external contacts.
  • Good numeracy skills with previous experience of financial administration, and financial and database systems.
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Highly developed IT skills and experience, and ability to quickly learn and use new packages and booking systems.
  • Ability to understand own work priorities and those to colleagues, in order to plan and prioritise workload on a daily basis to facilitate achievement of research project timetable of events and to manage time across two research centres.
  • Previous experience of making complex travel arrangements, financial processing and budgets.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a busy environment, to use initiative and judgment to resolve many day-to-day problems independently.
  • Ability to analyse and assess problems and identify solutions.

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DEADLINE 18 August 5pm

As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK.  Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

The University is unable to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role.  International applicants will therefore be unable to apply for and secure a Skilled Worker visa. They will only be able to take up this role if they can demonstrate an alternative right to work in the UK.

About Us

As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

About the Team

Edinburgh College of Art is a large and diverse school within the University of Edinburgh’s College of Humanities and Social Science. It is comprised of the Schools of Art, Design, History of Art, Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and the Reid School of Music.

Our mission is to promote world-leading critical enquiry across all these subject areas through scholarly research, teaching and creative practice.

Almost 3,000 students and 300 staff study and work at ECA and we enjoy strong relationships with museums, galleries, archives, practitioners and industry partners in Edinburgh, Scotland, the UK and internationally.

Edinburgh College of Art is committed to equal and fair treatment of all its employees and in recognition of the positive promotion of diversity and gender equality among staff and students, Athena SWAN granted the Edinburgh College of Art a Bronze Award in 2017.