Knowledge for a sustainable world

Location: Medway campus
Salary: £23,334 to £26,243 pro rata per annum
Part-Time Hours: 26.25 (0.75FTE)
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Friday 20 September 2019
Interview Date: Thursday 10 October 2019
Reference: E3023

The Natural Resources Institute (NRI – of the University of Greenwich carries out specialised research, teaching, training and consultancy with a focus on food, agriculture, environment and sustainable livelihoods.

NRI is currently expanding its interdisciplinary research excellence to address food and nutrition security, especially in Africa. This expansion is funded by UKRI’s Research England under the ‘Expanding Excellence in England’ scheme. Elements of this new investment include new staff, PhD studentships, infrastructure and partnerships (see The investment will be across four specific areas:

  • Climate Change, Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Sustainable Agricultural Intensification
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • Food Systems for Improved Nutrition

NRI’s work is globally respected and has won many awards including a recent Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education. The Institute is located at the University’s vibrant Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime, Kent.

NRI is looking to appoint a Project Administrator on a part-time basis of 26.25 hours per week. The appointment will be made at Support Grade 5 (SG5) level for a suitably qualified candidate. The focus on the role will be on supporting the administrative requirements of donor-funded grants/projects across the Institute, assisting with the timely delivery of tasks and outputs according to strict deadlines. There is also likely to be a level of administrative support associated with MPhil/PhD students.

On a daily basis, you will perform administrative tasks to ensure the effective delivery of projects that are focused primarily overseas. As such the job demands a high level of understanding of procedures and practices involved with overseas work including understanding client and partner relations, in-house subcontracting procedures and client invoicing procedures of donor-funded research grants. You will be familiar with the administrative requirements of the university sector and large donor organisations and be responsible for supporting academic and professional staff in the administration of NRI’s business. As part of a team, you shall assist with successful project execution according to University and client needs. You will work as part of an administration team in addition to working independently across the Institute in a flexible, demand-driven service provision role.

You will have proven experience in a broad range of administrative procedures of a busy deadline-driven office environment preferably within the development arena.

For informal enquiries, please contact the Director of NRI (Professor Andrew Westby (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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