Wage: London Living Wage (£9.75 per hour) with generous holiday allowances and optional pension contributions.

UACES is looking for an Administration Assistant to join our small office team on a part-time basis. The role is for 14 hours per week, spread over 2 days (9:00-17:00 with an hour for lunch). Mutually convenient working days will be determined on appointment. The job is offered on a fixed-term contract basis for 12 months. Some flexibility with working hours will be expected during busy periods.

UACES is the academic association for contemporary European studies. We have over 1100 members based across the world. 55% of our membership comes from outside the UK. Our annual conference, which takes place each September, attracts c. 450 delegates and we run numerous other events throughout the year. We offer grants, travel scholarships and network funding to our members and we publish an open-access journal, Journal of Contemporary European Research (JCER). UACES is the co-owner of the JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies.

2017-8 is UACES’s 50th anniversary year and we will be running a host of events to mark this important milestone. These include a flagship conference in Florence in October, two student-focused conferences and birthday celebrations in London and Brussels. Our annual conference will be held in Bath in September 2018.

The Administration Assistant will work with the permanent office staff to ensure the smooth-running of the Association. This will include processing memberships, overseeing the UACES email list, assisting with the publication of JCER and the UACES newsletter, updating the website, helping to manage the call for papers and registrations for the annual conference and supporting staff at UACES-run events.

The job will offer training and development opportunities both in an informal capacity from office staff and in a more formalised setting with the Executive Director and UACES Officers.

The ideal candidate would have an interest in the fields of European Studies and higher education. You should be efficient and organised and you will need to be able to work effectively within a small team. You will need to be able to maintain good communication with the office staff and the UACES committee.

UACES is based in Tavistock Square, London and you would be expected to work from the office on both of your working days.

Person Specification and How to Apply


The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 28 July 2017.