TechUP Administrator

  • Job Reference: 21000741
  • Date Posted: 12 October 2021
  • Employer: Durham University
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  • Location: Durham, County Durham
  • Salary: £20,092 to £22,254
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Durham University

Durham University is one of the world's top universities with strengths across the Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences.

The Department and role purpose

The successful candidate will be based in the Department of Computer Science, Durham University - ranked in the top five for Computer Science, Times Good University Guide 2017/18 (Durham University ranked 4th overall).

Applications are invited for an Administrator on the exciting TechUP Initiative. Ideally, we are seeking applicants with relevant project administration experience working with multiple partners and stakeholders. The post is for a fixed term period until 31st March 2022 and would be an excellent opportunity for a current member of staff seeking professional development as a secondment.

TechUP specialises in running blended learning training programmes which train individuals from minority groups into entry level tech roles. Developed in collaboration with industry TechUP programmes include a mix of training in relevant tech skills, one to one mentoring, empowerment and confidence building. Our flexible approach to training ensures that anyone can benefit whatever their learning style and other commitments.

Working closely with industry we custom design the curriculum of each programme and provide networking events, careers fairs and interview.

Learn more about our first TechUP programme, TechUPWomen, here:

This role works closely with the project team, learners and project partners, requiring excellent time and priority management skills.

There is the option for the role to be part time as part of a job share.

Specific role requirements

  • There will be a requirement to work outside of normal office hours, as and when required including, being able to work on weekends and evenings during the training delivery period.

What you are required to submit

1. A CV;

2. A covering letter which details your experience, strengths and potential in the requirements set out above;

3. The person specification and Realising Your Potential Approach grids.

NOTE Any criteria marked with an asterisk* are key requirements for the role, and therefore may receive additional weighting when applications are scored during shortlisting. Please ensure you give detailed examples of how you meet these criteria.

Contact details

For further information please contact: Johanna Waite

Working Arrangements

At Durham we recognise that our staff and students are our greatest asset and we want to support the health and wellbeing of all. In the academic year 21/22 we will be piloting hybrid working which supports this ethos and provides many benefits to our colleagues, including empowering people, where their role allows, to work in a manner which is more suitable for them, whilst encouraging our commitment to environmental sustainability.

This post may be completed working remotely, however on-campus presence may be required occasionally.

If appointed to the post, your line-manager will discuss the specific arrangements with you. Any hybrid arrangements are non-contractual and may change within the pilot and when the pilot ends.