Seabed 2030 Project Administrator
National oceanographic centre
Southampton , England
1d ago

We are the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) - the UK's centre of excellence for oceanographic sciences. We are a national research organisation, delivering integrated marine science and technology from the coast to the deep ocean and is one of the top five institutions of its kind in the world.

The NOC has entered a truly exciting time, moving to independent & charitable status as of 1 November 2019.

We are made up of a dynamic and vibrant community of staff covering a range of specialist fields, backgrounds and experience.

A community where each employee adopts a crucial role in furthering the aspirations, advancing the frontiers of science and knowledge through our excellent scientific research, knowledge sharing and contribution to the health of the oceans, with a focus in improving the world in which we live.

Our work is balanced by our strong sense of purpose, values and behaviours and an unwavering commitment to a one NOC’ approach.

We are looking for an experienced, highly motivated administrator to join us here at the NOC in Southampton on an initial 12 month contract.

  • The Nippon Foundation GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project is an international seabed mapping initiative with a Vision to ensure that 100% of the World Ocean floor is mapped by 2030;
  • and a Mission to produce the definitive map of the World Ocean floor by 2030 to empower the world to make policy decisions, use the ocean sustainably and undertake scientific research based on detailed bathymetric information of the Earth’s seabed.

    This role will be to support the Project Director providing executive, project and financial management support.

    Duties of the Role Include :

    Executive Support :

  • Drafting of correspondence, reports, presentations and analyses
  • Ensuring that the Project Director’s programme is effectively managed
  • Travel arrangements on behalf of the Project Director
  • Business Management Support :

  • Assist in the development of project work plans and budgets
  • Monitor Seabed 2030 activities against project plans
  • Liaise with subject matter experts to collate information to prepare reports, workplans and budgets for the Project Director endorsement
  • Financial Management Support :

  • Liaise with funding stakeholders, including the external Funding Donor and Funding Administrator
  • Maintain accounting records, including budget monitoring and forecasting
  • Providing financial reports
  • We are looking for someone with relevant financial and administrative qualifications, or significant workplace experience.

    You will be experienced in delivering executive support to senior management, and being the first point of contact for enquiries.

    We need someone who can manage a complex and varied workload, and can review information to present to senior leaders.

    We need someone who is flexible with working hours, who is happy to work occasional early mornings or evenings to coordinate and attend teleconferences (due to multinational time differences).

    Although not essential, knowledge of the marine geospatial industry would be an advantage, as would experience in the use of project management tools and methodologies.

    We offer a generous set of benefits, flexible working conditions and an inclusive and supportive environment where our people can meet their full potential.

    28 days, plus 3.5 local closure, plus 8 public bank holidays, a competitive basic salary and a contributory Group Personal Pension Plan are just some of the benefits we offer!

    The centre is well connected by public transport and has ample cycle parking in addition to free onsite car-parking. We support opportunities for further training and development.

    The NOC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. There is a guaranteed interview scheme for suitable candidates with a disability and we welcome applications from ethnic minorities currently under-represented.

    The NOC is an Investors in People organisation, and has signed up to the Athena SWAN charter principles to take action to address gender equality.

    Please click Apply for this job’ and submit an up-to-date CV and cover letter. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the NOC recruitment team at careers noc.ac.uk / 02380 599078.

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