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The Administration team at SEI York looking for a highly organized and personable individual to assist in supporting the day to day operations of the Centre.


York, United Kingdom


12 April 2024

Contract details

One-year fixed term
Full or part-time

SEI York is one of seven SEI centres around the world and is situated at the world-leading University of York. SEI York is a team made up of over 50 staff and 16 PhD students. We aim to ensure that there is a supportive culture at all levels and across all staff groups and offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies and flexible working arrangements such as working from home up to 4 days a week.

About the role

Supervised by the Centre’s Administration Manager, you will support a wide range of administrative duties for SEI York with a particular focus on HR related procedures and tasks. Examples of these specific tasks are assisting with recruitment and contract variation requests and casual worker arrangements; monitoring the progress of staff probations and the collation of relevant documentation; supporting the administration of the onboarding and offboarding processes as well as of the academic promotions committee and the Making the Difference award. Additional responsibilities, to the HR related tasks, include assisting with managing the SEI York Administration inbox by answering queries from SEI York staff and PhD Students using knowledge from both the SEI and University of York policies and guidance. You will also contribute to the updating of the SEI York staff handbook and SEI York Administration procedures handbook to ensure that information is kept up to date. In addition to this, you will help with the monitoring and ordering of office and research related supplies using the YEP-2 and/or Amazon Business purchase systems.

Skills, experience and qualification needed

  • Level 2 qualification including Maths and English. We also welcome applicants with equivalent non-uk qualifications or equivalent professional experience.
  • An interest in and enthusiasm for learning about HR related tasks and procedures, including communicating advice and complying with HR policies and procedures.

  • Experience of dealing effectively with confidential matters and acting with discretion.

  • A great communicator in both verbal and written formats.

  • Experience of working with Google applications and Microsoft Office.

  • A proactive approach and the ability to apply problem-solving skills.

  • Friendly, adaptable and able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines – both independently and as part of a team.

How to apply

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For informal enquiries, please contact (Emma Holland) or (Lizzie White) on [email protected].

Emma Holland

Centre Manager

SEI York

Lizzie White

Administration Coordinator

SEI York

About SEI

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is an international non-profit research and policy organization that tackles environment and development challenges. We connect science and decision-making to develop solutions for a sustainable future for all. Across our eight centres in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, we engage with policy processes, development action and business practice throughout the world.

About SEI York

SEI York is embedded in the environment department at the University of York. The centre’s research falls into five broad categories: air quality and climate change; naturesociety relations; sustainable consumption and production; managing natural resources; and urban environments and human health. Areas of expertise include citizen science and other participatory approaches, and engagement with policy-makers and the private sector.

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityAtYork

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