Business Administration Staff

Keyboard, coffee mug, earphones and notebook on a desk

  • School administration: you will get the opportunity to understand operational administration including, HR, finance, supporting senior managers and project work.
  • Research administration: you will work closely with academics doing research, supporting preparation for the Research Excellence Framework, supporting conferences and events.
  • Student administration: you will work closely with academics involved in teaching, supporting timetabling, lectures, examinations, and coursework and help provide an excellent student experience. 

We are strongly committed to equality of opportunity regardless of gender identity, age, ethnicity/ethnicities, sexual orientation, disability, religion/beliefs. 

I am the School Manager for Translational Health Sciences and am responsible for the operational management of a large multi-disciplinary academic department. This includes HR, finance, space management, executive administration support, technical services, and student administration. My role is varied, and each day is different. I have autonomy and flexibility to manage my day in a way that works for me. When you break it down, my role is about working effectively with a variety of people and problem solving. I started my career around fifteen years ago as a Postgraduate Research admin assistant and have progressed through a series of more challenging roles in student admin, planning, projects, and operational management. The University offers a variety of interesting career pathways, with training, mentoring and leadership programmes to support your journey.

Helen Curtis, School Manager, Translational Health Sciences PRONOUNS: SHE/HER

I joined the Bristol Medical School on a fixed-term contract, after which I secured a permanent position and progressed to Senior Administrator in the Postgraduate Graduate Team. I have found Bristol Medical School to be a very welcoming and respectful environment. Staff are encouraged to put their pronouns in their email signatures, which makes me feel safer to be out as a nonbinary person in the workplace and normalises the practice of introducing your pronouns to people. Additionally, the existence of the Medical Anti-Racist Taskforce (MART) shows that there is a commitment to creating an inclusive environment – having joined one of the Special Interest Groups I have felt like there is good work being done, and that my opinion and voice is valued as much as anyone else in the group, no matter their position in the School.

Daisy Watkins, Senior Student Administrator PRONOUNS: THEY/THEM

I have worked within the Bristol Medical School for around 5 years, and I have enjoyed getting to know all the great people within the school.

Jade Salter-Hewitt, Senior Clinical Trials Research Administrator (Bristol Trials Centre) PRONOUNS: SHE/HER

My role within the Bristol Medical School is focused on supporting the delivery of the Population Health Sciences MSc courses. I particularly enjoy the bits of my role which allow me to directly assist students and train new members of the Admin Team. As an LGBTQ+ member of staff I have been able to get involved with the staff LGBTQ+ Staff Network and have volunteered to be on the committee with full support from my line manager.

Caroline Hollis, Senior Student Administrator Pronouns: She/Her

I had such an amazing experience in my apprenticeship role and once completed gained all the necessary skills and confidence to apply for an Admin Assistant role. This will allow me to continue my career within the BRMS and progress my skills and knowledge further. I take pride in knowing that I am a valued member of the team. I have had an incredible time working at the University and couldn't be more thankful for the opportunities I have been given. I have been provided with all the support I needed throughout my apprenticeship which built my skills and made me feel really confident that I could progress. I have always felt tremendously welcomed and respected during my time here and could not recommend taking an apprenticeship at the University enough.

Peter Harris, Administrative Assistant
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