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Centre for Higher Education Practice

Opportunities to work for CHEP

CHEP have roles for two administrators

Centre for Higher Education Practice
Location: Highfield Campus
Salary: £25,742 to £28,759 Per annum
Full Time Permanent x1 and 2-Year Fixed-Term x1
Closing Date: Thursday 28 September 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 2424123LD
An exciting opportunity to broaden your horizons and learn skills in a successful environment. 

The Faculty of Social Sciences is seeking Administrators to join the Faculty Team. Based in the Centre for Higher Education Practice, you will make an important contribution supporting our academic community.  Successful applicants will be motivated, enthusiastic, and proactive team players who are culturally sensitive and are able to work effectively in a flexible and responsive environment.

As a member of our busy administrative team, you will deliver a professional and efficient service including operational assistance and administrative support to the academic community, event organisation, financial administration, organising and minuting meetings, and ordering resources.  To be successful in this role you will:

• Have the ability to build effective and credible working relationships and liaise confidently with your stakeholders
• Be adaptable, flexible, proactive and a team player with strong interpersonal skills and a positive and enthusiastic approach.
• Have excellent time management and organisational skills and the ability to manage your own workload effectively to meet business requirements
• Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills and well as up-to-date MS Office skills

This role may suit either a motivated professional with relevant work experience looking for career development or a recent graduate with some experience looking for an opportunity to explore career opportunities within a higher education environment.

As a University we aim to create a sustainable and inclusive work environment where everyone can thrive and we welcome applications from candidates who are committed to supporting this objective.  The University holds an Athena SWAN silver award. 

We are committed to sustainability, and being a globally responsible organisation, the University has been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.

The University offers a generous holiday allowance and additional University closure days, with pension scheme membership, subsidised health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts. Our excellent family leave arrangements include maternity, paternity, adoption and parental.

For the complete job and person descriptions and TO APPLY

For further information about the position, please contact Nick Wood (

There are two vacancies - 1 x Permanent and 1 x 2 year fixed-term contract.

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CHEP provides support for academic staff at the University of Southampton. The Centre is located with Southampton’s Faculty of Social Sciences but serves the whole University. CHEP was created to provide comprehensive world-leading professional development for all staff and doctoral researchers at all stages of their career development across the life course. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Apply and find out more

Informal enquiries can be made at any time to either the Director (Prof Shelley Parr), or a member of the existing team. Please contact or

You should submit your completed online application form at If you need any assistance, please email

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