Science Support Administrator (6 months, part time) Based in Wallingford


The Natural and Environmental Research Council (NERC) is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) is part of NERC and is the UK's Centre of Excellence for integrated research in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere. There is the plan for CEH to move outside the public sector to become a not for profit research organisation with charitable status. We will continue to be funded as now by a mixture of NERC and competitively won income.


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced administrator to join a world-class research organisation for a 6 month fixed term contract.

As a Science Support Administrator, you will support our dynamic Hydro-climate Risks Research Programme based at Wallingford. The programme comprises 50+ scientists and 50+ students undertaking research both in the UK and overseas. This role is part time with a working pattern that can be arranged to suit you, for example, school hours (with agreement from the line manager).

You will undertake general administration tasks, supporting the staff and students in the programme as well as direct PA support to the Head of Hydro-climate Risks. This will include booking meetings, minute taking, diary management, travel bookings, photocopying, filing, and shredding, booking tele/videoconferencing etc.  


You will be confident with excellent communication skills (written and oral) and able to work effectively as part of a team to provide high quality support.

You will have effective IT skills, being proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) with excellent organisational skills including the ability to work independently and prioritise your own work.

You will be able to demonstrate a commitment to promote and adhere to CEH values of Excellence, Integrity and Team work.


To apply, email your completed application form, CV and the equal opportunities monitoring form to: The full job description can be found below as an attachment.

The closing date for applications is 22 September 2019

Interviews will be held on the 27 September 2019

Closing Date: 

22nd September 2019


£18,445 (Full Time Salary)