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Executive Officer (HR and Head of School Office) - Maternity Cover

£42,029 - £43,203 (grade 6)
Closing date: 
Mon, 05/12/2011

School of Mathematical Sciences

Executive Officer (HR and Head of School Office) Maternity Cover - 6 months fixed term appointment

Queen Mary, University of London is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions. The School of Mathematical Sciences has a very strong research record and high educational standards for its undergraduate and postgraduate students. The academic staff, undergraduate students together with the support staff, postdoctoral assistants and postgraduate students make up a vibrant environment.

Applications are invited for the above key post in the School of Mathematical Sciences. The successful candidate will hold a key role in administrative leadership and management to support the School of Mathematical Sciences as it works towards achieving its strategic aims. They will contribute to strategic and operational planning, will provide high level support to the Head of School as well as managing support staff and administrative processes.

Candidates should have a degree, or equivalent, and significant experience of working in a similar or related role, preferably in the higher education sector. They should be able to demonstrate expertise in the management of people, resources and projects, knowledge of HR legislation and regulations, a high level of initiative, the ability to research and analyse information, and excellent organisational, communication, interpersonal and IT skills.

The post is full time and is fixed term for 6 months. Salary will be in the range £42,029 - £43,203 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave (pro rata), childcare vouchers scheme, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

It is expected that the successful candidate will take up the post on 3 January 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter.

This post is available as a result of maternity leave, and it is expected that you will hold it for the full period. However, should the post-holder on maternity leave exercise her right to return to work earlier, then this appointment will be terminated, subject to a notice period of one month.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Enquiries should be emailed to Please visit for further information about the School. See below to download an application form and for further details about the vacancy and the application and recruitment process.

Alternatively please visit the Human Resources website on

Please include in your application a statement, which should outline your suitability for the position. Evidence this with reference to your knowledge, skills and experience, related to the job description and person specification. Completed application forms should be returned, preferably by post, quoting the reference number 11272/NL to The Recruitment Officer, School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS. Alternatively, applications can be sent electronically, to

The closing date for applications is 5 December 2011. Interviews are expected to be held on 13 December 2011.

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