Job Opportunity- Project ASSISTANT – We are The People (Wellcome Trust funded project)

Closes: 3 Jan 2022 

Bath, Newton Park Campus 

£11,424 per annum, pro rata of £22,847 per annum Fixed term & Part time 

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Project Assistant to join a team of disability activists and researchers at Bath Spa University. The team has been awarded £1million from the Wellcome Trust to develop a research network in South West England currently called ‘We Are The People’. 

Job Title: Project Assistant – We are The People (Wellcome Trust funded project)

Location: Newton Park, Bath 

Rate of Pay: £11,424 per annum, pro rata of £22,847 per annum

Contract: Fixed Term Contract until July 2026

Hours: Part Time, 18.5 hours per week

Closing Date: 12 midnight GMT, 3 January 2021



About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Project Assistant to join a team of disability activists and researchers at Bath Spa University. The team has been awarded £1million from the Wellcome Trust to develop a research network in South West England currently called ‘We Are The People’. 

The role involves providing administrative support to the research network. The postholder will be responsible for day-to-day administrative tasks such as event planning (organising meetings, booking travel and accommodation), processing financial claim forms, fielding questions from the general public, supporting the provision of reasonable adjustments, data-entry, liaising with university staff, as well as external partners such as disabled people’s organisations.  

The Project Assistant will liaise closely with the Project Manager, building on their project management skills to aid potential future career development. As such, this is an excellent opportunity for a candidate who is keen to learn and develop professional skills in project administration.

This is a fixed term post (funded until July 2026) to support the activities of an emerging disability research network. The right candidate must be willing to be flexible in terms of duties and responsibilities as the needs of the network emerges over time.


About you (requirements)

You will have a passion for disability equality, social justice, and research-led change.   You will have excellent administrative experience and organisational skills, strong financial administration skills, and an ability to support an emerging research network. You will have experience of working with diverse groups of disabled people, with an ability to communicate to different groups. You will have a good working knowledge of relevant policies and practices (e.g, Equality Act 2010) and make operational ‘reasonable adjustments’. This role involves supporting the organisations of events that may be geographically dispersed. You must have a proactive and positive attitude to work, and ability to work collaboratively with the core team of researchers, take direction from a project manager, and sometimes work independently. 


About us

Bath Spa University is focused on creative enterprise and guided by our four values of respect, inclusivity, collaboration and sustainability. We teach around 8,000 students on a set of campuses around Bath, with most being located at Newton Park, including a listed Georgian house and grounds, or Locksbrook Road, our new city-centre art and design campus.  Our research centres focus on creative industries and humanities.

Our purpose is to challenge our students and staff to realise their talent and thrive, for their own benefit and for the wider good. By doing this we will think and make the world better.


For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact the project’s Principal Investigator, Dr Ben Simmons via b.simmons@bathspa.ac.uk  


Interview Date: 26th and 27th January 2021


How to apply

Project ASSISTANT – We are The People (Wellcome Trust funded project) in Bath, Newton Park Campus | Evenbreak | Accessible job search site for disabled people

For further information or to apply on-line please visit the Bath Spa University jobs page at https://www.bathspa.ac.uk/work-at-bath-spa/current-vacancies-at-bath-spa/. Please note that CVs will not be considered and those included with application forms will be removed.  Any queries regarding the application process or our website should be emailed to hrcontact@bathspa.ac.uk.


Please note that we use anonymous shortlisting therefore request that you do not include any personal details or reference to protected characteristics (such as gender, age or race) when completing your supporting statement.


We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff.  These include a nursery, pension scheme, flexible working practices, an employee assistance programme, and family-friendly policies


Please note this role is not eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route.

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Given the nature of the We Are The People project, we would particularly welcome applications from disabled people or carers of disabled people.

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