Centre Manager – CG1900NB

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to work as Centre Manager in the Centre for Energy Ethics (CEE) within the School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies at the University of St Andrews.  


Working closely with the Centre Director, Digital Communications Officer, Event Coordinator, Senior Research Administrator, Deputy Director, Director of Policy, Artist-in-Residence, and the wider Research Team, the post holder will provide pro-active leadership and support to ensure the smooth administration of day-to-day operations, projects, and events within the Centre.  


The role holder will have experience of working in a fast-paced environment to provide a high standard of service and project delivery. They will have excellent organisational, numerical, administrative, and communication skills and have experience in finance administration. They will be a strong team player with good interpersonal skills, a highly motivated self-starter who is able to plan, organise and prioritise their workload. In fulfilling the role, they will be expected to proactively liaise with students and staff across Schools and Units as well as with external stakeholders. Candidates for whom line management has not been a core responsibility in their previous roles yet can demonstrate relevant skills are also encouraged to apply.  


Experience in a similar role in a University or research environment would be advantageous.  


An exciting, positive, dynamic, and rewarding place to work. We give you support and nurture your talent. A competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more.   We are fully committed to equality and diversity in our recruitment and employment policies. We operate family-friendly hours for core meetings and are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements for staff. We also offer reasonable childcare costs for applicants invited to interview.   


Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to the Director of the Centre for Energy Ethics, Dr Mette High (director.cee@st-andrews.ac.uk) or the outgoing Centre Administrator, Lisa Neilson (admin.cee@st-andrews.ac.uk).  


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: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/  


In accordance with the new immigration rules, it is with regret that this role DOES NOT MEET THE CURRENT SUITABILITY REQUIREMENTS set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers.  Information on other visa options is available at https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa or by contacting our HR Immigration Team on hrimmigration@st-andrews.ac.uk.


Closing Date: 20 October 2023                                          Interview Date: 1 November 2023


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School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies

Salary: £30,487 - £36,024 per annum

Start date: As soon as possible

Fixed term until 31 July 2026

Working Hours: Flexible / 29 – 36.25 per week (0.8 FTE – 1 FTE)

Centre Manager – CG1900NB