The Governors of the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium wish to appoint a Joint Administrator who will be responsible to the respective Directors of the Armagh Observatory and the Armagh Planetarium for the financial, personnel and administrative functions of both institutions.

The salary is based on the Northern Ireland Civil Service Deputy Principal and Analogous Grades pay scale, band range £31,663 to £38,893 (as at 1 August 2009).

The Armagh Observatory is a modern astronomical research institute with a rich heritage. Its principal function is to undertake original research of a world-class academic standard that broadens and expands our understanding of astronomy and related sciences, and which enriches the economic, social and cultural life of the community. The Armagh Planetarium is an educational institution, serving the needs of local schools and communities as a repository of knowledge and information about the cosmos.

For an application form and more detailed information, including background information on the Armagh Observatory and the Armagh Planetarium, the duties and responsibilities of the post and the selection criteria to be used during the recruitment process, please write, email or telephone: The Observatory Secretary, Armagh Observatory, College Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DG, Northern Ireland (Tel: + 44-(0)28-3752-2928; e-mail: ambnat; FAX: + 44-(0)28-3752-7174) or go to or

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive no later than 4.00 pm on 7 January 2011.

The Governors of the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium are equal opportunities employers.


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Last Revised: 2010 November 24th