My role is to provide financial and administrative support to the department which includes; being the first point of contact for staff and students and members of the public; raising purchase orders; paying invoices; processing E-expenses; managing mobile phone contracts; project management; booking department meeting rooms; departmental estates management and departmental facilities contracts and management. I also assist the Head of Administration and Finance and the Laboratory Manager with facilities and estates project management. Having worked in the department since 2000, my role has evolved with the growth of the department. My role is in the departmental Professional Services Team that helps to facilitate the smooth running of the department. We are on Level 3 of the Women's Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.