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Didcot, Oxfordshire
£26,399 to £31,058
Job Type
7 Sep 2022


Harwell, Oxfordshire

£26,399 to £31,058 per annum

Full time / Part time (minimum 30 hours) / flexible hours considered

Reference: 10868

About Us

Diamond Light Source is one of the most advanced scientific facilities in the world, and its pioneering capabilities and talented staff are helping to keep the UK at the forefront of scientific research.

At Diamond we are currently planning a major upgrade of the facility, known as Diamond-II. The Diamond-II upgrade is a co-ordinated programme of development that will combine a new machine and new beamlines with a comprehensive series of upgrades, which will ultimately generate an even more brilliant light source at a higher energy.

About the Role

We now have an opportunity for an experienced Administrator to join our busy Divisional Office team. You will be responsible for providing a complete range of high quality confidential administrative support to the Science Division and specifically the Deputy Science Directors and Science Group Leaders.

As an integral member of the team, you can expect to get involved in all areas of the Division's activities. You will undertake general administrative activities such as making travel arrangements, organising meetings and events, minute taking and looking after visitors.

We will consider a full time or part time arrangement, from 30 to 37 hours per week.

About You

You should be educated to A level standard or equivalent, with previous Administration experience.

You will demonstrate significant practical experience from within a busy office environment, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, including experience of booking travel arrangements and using Microsoft Office.

Experience of Microsoft Project Professional and SharePoint document management and an awareness of budgets is desirable.

You will also demonstrate:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to manage various activities and work effectively to tight deadlines.
  • The ability to reorganise tasks at short notice
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Excellent organised with excellent time management skills.
  • The ability to manage sensitive issues with discretion.


Diamond offers an exceptional benefits package to support staff in achieving a positive work/life balance. This includes 25 days annual leave plus 13 days of statutory and company holidays, along with flexible working hours and an excellent pension scheme. Staff also have access to a range of amenities on site including a nursery, cafes, a restaurant and sports and leisure facilities.

To Apply

Please use the online application process to apply and tell us why you believe you are suitable for this role.

The closing date for applications is 25th September 2022.

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  • Job Reference: 706413410-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Diamond Light Source
    Diamond Light Source
  • Location: Didcot, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £26,399 to £31,058
  • Sector: Trades & Services
  • Job Type: Permanent