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PA and Group Administrator


Standard Grade 5: £27,131 - £32,348

Closing date

Jan 09, 2023 12:00PM


We are seeking a full time Group Administrator & PA (or part time 30 hours per week would be considered) to join the Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering Group at the Department of Engineering Science (Oxford).  The position is a permanent positon. At least 60% of the working week will be spent working on site, but the remaining time can be worked remotely, subject to arrangements with the line manager.


You will be responsible for the PA & Administrative support to the Statutory Professor of Materials Engineering and academics within the Solid Mechanics Group.  As first point of contact in the administrative office, you will be responsible for dealing with all enquiries, diary management, organisation & arrangements for meetings, training, catering and room bookings as well as maintaining appropriate records and filing systems. It is expected that you will also help maintain the group website, assist with the administration of the group’s Small Research Facilities, take minutes at meetings and support the Solid Mechanics Group Project Manager. 


You should possess experience of managing administrative processes, a good understanding of administrative procedures and the ability to organize a varied workload and to work to deadlines.  The ability to work independently with minimum supervision in a positive and pro-active manner is desirable together with strong IT skills, including Word, Excel and Outlook. Experience of using financial information systems (e.g. Oracle Financials) is desirable together with experience managing websites. 


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Amanda Bradbury (email:


Only applications received before midday on 9th January 2023 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, (describing how past experience fits with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Contact name

Amanda Bradbury

Contact email