New job opportunity: CREST Administrative Assistant

CREST Administrative Assistant
We are looking for an administrative assistant who will provide administrative support to the Centre Director and Centre Manager as well as contribute to all aspects of the Centre’s work

CREST is an interdisciplinary research centre at the forefront of the UK’s efforts to understand, mitigate and counter contemporary security threats. Coordinated by Lancaster University, and involving the Universities of Bath, Birmingham, Cranfield, Portsmouth and West of England, the Centre enables world-leading academics, policy makers and practitioners to engage with the key issues of our times. Alongside conducting world-class research, the Centre’s activities stimulate public and professional debate, connect disciplinary communities, inform policy and practice, and provide training to research leaders of the future. CREST was commissioned by the ESRC in partnership with the UK security and intelligence agencies.

You will contribute to all aspects of the Centre’s work, with a focus on providing administrative support to the Centre Director and Centre Manager. This will include communicating with internal and external partners, organising and supporting Centre meetings and conferences, assisting with Centre record management, and providing personal assistance to the Centre Director.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated administrator to join the Centre’s core team. The activities of the Centre are diverse and you will be encouraged to develop skills and contribute in areas of personal interest.

You will become a member of CREST and based at Lancaster University. Launched in October 2015, CREST is the UK’s national centre for social and behavioural science research on security threats. The Centre brings together academic and practitioner experts to provide a better understanding of today’s security threats and the evidence base needed to support efforts to counter such threats effectively.

You should have administrative experience, excellent oral and written communication skills, and an enthusiasm to develop skills and experience in this novel Centre.

This is a full time, fixed term appointment until 31 January 2018.

Closing Date: Sunday 08 January 2017
Interview Date: Tuesday 17 January 2017

Informal enquiries are welcome, and should be addressed to Nicola Ronan (email:; Tel: 01524 593249) in the first instance.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

See here for further information and how to apply.
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