Senior Administrator (Pivotal)

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Fixed term contract

Salary See description

Updated 4 days ago

Reference 1433526

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for Senior Administrator (Pivotal) based in Belfast.


Senior Administrator (Pivotal)

Ref: 19/107754

Pivotal is a new public policy forum for Northern Ireland, aiming to bring a wider circle of people into collaborative public debate; to develop a more forward-looking political culture, and enable local government and a future Executive to develop better public policy. 

Future facing, independent of government and not aligned to any political party, Pivotal’s focus is on evidence-based ideas and policies to improve our society, economy and public services.  It will bring people from all parts of the community together to identify the big issues facing our society; to share insights and ideas; and to find solutions. Its events and research activities will involve researchers and experts, local decision-makers, the people who implement policies and the public who stand to benefit when policy is effective – and suffer when it is not.

Queens University and Ulster University have committed to an academic partnership with Pivotal, including the provision of a range of academic and administrative support. 

As part of that commitment the universities are recruiting a Senior Administrator for a two year contract, with the postholder being seconded to Pivotal upon appointment.  The post will be reviewed at the end of that period.

The postholder will be based at Queen’s University in Year 1 and Ulster University Belfast in Year 2.

Providing comprehensive professional support to the Director and Board of Trustees of Pivotal, the post-holder will work within a small team of core staff (that will be supplemented with additional staff on freelance contracts/ internships) and will play a critical role in the establishment, ongoing development and management of this new organisation’s administrative, fundraising, research and events activities; the development of its relationships with stakeholders; and the supervision of interns and volunteers.  The post holder will oversee the day to day operations within Pivotal. This includes the management of resources, leadership, supervision, development and appraisal of support staff and, where necessary, the interpretation of University relevant policies and requirements.

The postholder will report to Pivotal’s Director and support the Director and Board of Trustees in the development and implementation of strategies leading to the achievement of Pivotal’s targets.

The successful candidate must have:

Degree (or equivalent qualification)

Substantial relevant experience of management and/ or administration at a senior/ strategic level.  With experience to include:

  • Development and implementation of administrative, financial and HR policies and procedures.
  • Proven experience for the efficient and effective running of a unit/ department/ organisation.
  • Experience of financial planning and managing substantial budgets.
  • Excellent IT skills, including confident and proficient use of the Microsoft office suite.

Salary scale: £40,792 – £50,132 per annum

To Apply please click the APPLY NOW button below to be directed to our website.

Closing date: 26 August 2019

Anticipated interview date: Monday 16 September 2019.

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’.  You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. 

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit.  We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability. 

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding.