Administration Assistant

Applications Close: 16 May 2022

Salary: £19,700 to £24,028 per annum depending on qualifications and experience

Contract Length: 10 months

Applications are invited for a Administration Assistant to join the Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), based in Norwich, UK


The Administration Assistant will be part of the Administrative Support team within the Directorate, with a particular focus on the Microbes in the Food Chain Programme supporting the Leader and Deputy Leader.

The Microbes in the Food Chain Programme focuses on how we can reduce microbial pathogens in the food chain, and prevent the emergence of antimicrobial resistance.

The role:

The Administration Assistant duties will include:

  • Assisting the Programme Co-Leaders; to include diary management, arranging travel, inputting expenses, and providing administrative support
  • Providing general administration support to Research Leaders and their groups
  • Arranging extensive travel and conference attendance for staff
  • Organising meetings and circulating papers
  • Taking minutes during meetings
  • Liaising with external visitors

The ideal candidate:

To be considered for this role, applicants should have at least 5 GCSEs grades A*-C, or equivalent. They should also possess excellent organisation and communication skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office programmes. Experience of minute taking and diary management is essential.

Additional information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £19,700 to £24,028 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time post available until 31st March 2023.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our website or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or quoting reference 1004262.

Please note, this post does not meet UKVI requirements to provide Skilled Worker visa sponsorship.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sectors of society.  The Institute supports equality of opportunity within the workplace and expects all employees to share and display these values.  To support our commitment, we have a range of family, faith and diversity friendly working arrangements to help all staff achieve excellence in their area of work.

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.

About the Quadram Institute:

The Quadram Institute is a new interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to understanding how food and microbes interact to promote health and prevent disease. Its mission is to deliver healthier lives through innovation in gut health, microbiology and food. A partnership between Quadram Institute Bioscience, the University of East Anglia, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and BBSRC, it brings together scientists and clinicians in a state-of-the-art building on the Norwich Research Park. This is one of Europe’s largest centres of life sciences and home of the John Innes Centre and The Earlham Institute.

The closing date for applications will be 16th May 2022

The Quadram Institute Bioscience is a registered charity (No. 1058499) and is an Equal Opportunities Employer