Senior Research Administrator (Research Centres) – CG2060RH

The School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies at University of St Andrews is seeking to appoint a Senior Research Administrator to join its Professional Services Team to ensure the smooth running of a Scotland-wide research alliance that is funded by the Scottish Funding Council and led by the Director of the Centre for Energy Ethics within the School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies.  


For this post, exceptional organisational, numerical, administrative and communication skills are essential. With a capacity to cope with change, you will be a strong and proactive team player who is able to plan, organise and prioritise your workload in a busy and fast-paced environment. Significant administration experience is essential, preferably in an education setting. In fulfilling the role, you will be expected to work closely with the Alliance team, Centre Manager and proactively liaise with staff across the School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies, with other Schools and Units as well as contacts from outwith the University. You will also have an opportunity to line manage a part-time team member.  


This post is a fixed term contract, until 28 February 2027.  


Employees of the University have access to a wide range of staff benefits including:

  • Annual leave of 30 days, plus 5 public holidays
  • Membership of the S&LAS Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions
  • A hybrid working environment, including partial homeworking where appropriate and a range of family friendly policies
  • Staff discount scheme for local and national goods and services
  • Free staff parking, employee Carshare and Cycle to Work Schemes and subsidised local bus travel
  • Subsidised sports membership, reduced tuition fees on degree programmes for staff/children of staff, access to library facilities, salary sacrifice scheme and a range of wellbeing initiatives

Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Lynn Hynd, Research Coordinator, via email:


The School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies is committed to equality and diversity in its recruitment and employment policies. The School operates a policy of family-friendly hours for core meetings and is happy to discuss flexible working arrangements for staff.  


Applications are particularly welcome from people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in professional posts at the University.  


Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience.  We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter and Race Charters). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network.  Full details available online:


This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship.  Information on other visa options is available at or by contacting our HR Immigration Team on



Closing Date: 29th February 2024              


Please quote ref: CG2060RH  


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School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies

Salary: £25,752 - £27,181 per annum,

Start date: As soon as possible

Fixed term until 28 February 2027














Senior Research Administrator (Research Centres) – CG2060RH