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Operations Assistant

University of Sheffield

Sheffield, United Kingdom

The School of Education is internationally renowned for its research excellence and teaching quality, providing a broad range of undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research degree programmes. The School’s business is complex, with a wide range of full-time, part-time, distance and online programmes, some of them taught in overseas locations, making it a vibrant and stimulating environment. Our student body is growing in diversity, with full and part-time students, coming directly from a range of previous study experiences, from different contexts of educational practice and from different parts of the world. We are respected internationally for our forward thinking teaching and international research.

As Operations Assistant, you will: • provide administrative support across a wide range of operational matters central to the effective running of the School, including HR, Estates and Health and Safety. • work cohesively across the School to provide support for financial processing for all School activities, and will be responsible for daily operational duties such as stationery supplies and departmental post. • be responsible for the administration of School events, such as conferences and seminars, and will be the main point of contact for all travel and catering bookings. • work closely with your job share partner, communicating effectively to ensure appropriate handover of responsibilities. • flexibly across the Professional Service team to provide support at times of peak workloads, and to ensure the effective delivery of key operational duties. The successful candidate will have GCSEs at Grade C or above including Maths and English (or equivalent qualifications/experience), good IT skills and experience of working in a busy office environment, preferably within a Higher Education setting. We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student


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