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Programme Administrator (AD1061)

| Fixed term, full-time, Associate Officer

£20,000 to £26,000 depending on skills and experience

Closing date: 2019-04-07

Join us at an exciting time of growth and change, in a crucial role within our organisation, as a Programme Administrator. We are looking for highly motivated and conscientious Administrators to work flexibly across programmes within the Centre. You will be responsible for providing dedicated administrative support to two teams of technical staff (our Species and Informatics Programmes) and assist with the implementation of a wide range of projects. You will be part of a team of Administrators forming a central administration hub, with functional guidance from our Business Analyst, to maintain effective administration processes and cross-programmatic consistency.

As a Programme Administrator, you will use your excellent organisational and administrative skills to support our project managers to effectively deliver the administrative aspects of their projects through:  compiling interim and final project reports, providing event management support, and maintaining and updating the Centre’s project management and Finance system, Deltek. In addition, the role involves supporting the Species and Informatics Programmes with resource planning, responding to requests for information both internally and externally, maintaining computer filing, and general support to the Heads of Programme to support the organisation of the Programmes.

You will be computer literate, including excellent skills in Microsoft Excel, be flexible in approach and able to effectively manage multiple tasks and requests. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong attention to detail and the ability to use your initiative to make improvements. You will demonstrate a professional approach and be capable of developing an excellent understanding of the Centre’s policies and procedures.  Experience of working in a project-based organisation is strongly desirable and experience in organising workshops would be an advantage.

The Centre’s staff are passionate, experienced, ambitious and results-orientated, providing you with a brilliant opportunity to develop and contribute to your own skills. In addition to training and development opportunities, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including generous pension contributions.

If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging post where you can impress us with your motivation, commitment and ‘can-do’ attitude, we want to hear from you. Please note we are happy to consider people on a part time or full time basis for this role with a minimum of 22.5 hours per week. Please complete a WCMC application form and send it together with your CV and a short covering letter by clicking through the link below by 7th April 2019.

Please note this is not a UN post and only open to those eligible to work in the UK.

WCMC is a UK charity, based in Cambridge, which works in collaboration with UN Environment, under the banner of UNEP-WCMC. Our mission is to evaluate and highlight the many values of biodiversity and put authoritative biodiversity knowledge at the centre of decision-making. Since our establishment in the 1970s, the Centre has been at the forefront of the compilation, management, analysis and dissemination of global biodiversity information, and has an outstanding record of achievement.