Postgraduate Research Administrator - IGGI
University of York
York, United Kingdom
5d ago

IGGI

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training In Intelligent Games and Game Intelligence is a leading PhD research programme aimed at the Games and Creative Industries.

Based at York, Queen Mary, Goldsmiths and Essex Universities, IGGI students undertake a four year PhD focused on developing cutting-

edge research in collaboration with industry partners, including Sony Interactive Entertainment, Bossa Studios and Splash Damage.

Now in its 5th year, IGGI has a total of 60 PhD students enrolled across the four sites, 26 based at York. We were recently successful in securing a renewal for the Centre, giving us 60 more students between York and QMUL over the next 5 years.

Role

Working as part of a team and supervised by the IGGI Manager, you will provide a first point of contact for all IGGI student enquiries and support to local IGGI staff, supervisors and students.

You will assist the IGGA Manager to carry out administrative activities that support the delivery of the IGGI programme and the activities of the Centre.

  • This may involve duties connected to any aspect of the PhD programme or to the events that enhance the PhD programme, including studentship recruitment, module management, student progression activities, supporting students experiencing difficulties, and examination support;
  • or organisation of the annual conference, Global Game Jam, or attendance at industry conferences.

    Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

  • You will have knowledge and understanding of the routine practices and procedures used in an administrative office and
  • experience of working in an administrative role in a busy office within a large, complex organisation
  • ability and experience of monitoring expenses against a budget
  • understand confidentiality and data protection issues
  • prepare agendas and minute meetings, manage diaries, and organise events including workshops and conferences.
  • familiar with University and Department policies and procedures regarding research student administration, and the specific needs of research students
  • work proactively and with initiative to manage fluctuating workloads and deadlines
  • provide administrative support to postgraduate students and the academic staff involved in the supervision of the students and management of the programme
  • work flexibly and as part of a team with an emphasis on quality service provision.
  • experience of using key MS Office applications, databases and spreadsheets accurately
  • draft and produce a range of documents and information materials
  • creating and maintaining web and wiki pages
  • experience of communicating with a variety of people at all levels
  • possess personal qualities such as excellent attention to detail, interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Previous applicants need not apply.

    For information enquiries contact Jo Maltby, IGGI Manager, on +44 1904 325641 or

    This post is available on an open contract basis, with funding available for 8 years

    For further information and to apply on-line, please click on the Apply’ button above.

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