Job Description

College of Science and Engineering, School of GeoSciences

Full Time, 35 hours per week

Open ended

The Opportunity:

The School of GeoSciences is one of the largest Schools in the University, with a wide range of courses and programmes for undergraduate and postgraduate students. As an experienced and well-organised team-player, you will provide effective administrative support within the School of GeoSciences Teaching Organisation, specifically for one of our three undergraduate disciplines.

The School of GeoSciences has two Teaching Offices across two sites and three buildings supporting undergraduate and postgraduate teaching for over 1200 students and 135 academic staff. With relevant administrative experience, you will be able to demonstrate excellent organisation and administrative skills, and ability to exercise judgement and initiative to plan and deliver work within an annual cycle. You should be proactive as well as be able to work as part of a team.

Please ensure you include a CV and Cover Letter as part of your application.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • School education to Standard Grade or equivalent plus relevant work experience providing secretarial or administrative support 
  • Proven excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of resourcefulness and ability to use initiative and work without direct supervision
  • Proven ability to plan and prioritise own workload and work as part of a team
  • Competent with Microsoft Office and good IT skills 
  • 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 , staff discounts, , flexible working and much more. Access our for further information and use our 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 webpages

    On this occasion the University will not consider applicants requiring sponsorship for this role. International workers will therefore only be able to take up this role if they can demonstrate an alternative right to work in the UK