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Administrative Officer-Maternity Cover

SAA - Social Sciences

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £20,275 to £24,029
Part Time Fixed Term (29.8 Hours per week, 12 Months)
Closing Date:  Wednesday 12 December 2018
Reference:  1085618GX

Admin & Assessment Team

The Faculty of Social Sciences seeks an Administrative Officer to work in the friendly and professional Administration and Assessment team.

This post presents an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated administrator to join this team who provide support for the Undergraduate and PGT (Postgraduate Taught) business processes of the student life-cycle from enrolment to graduation. The post will be involved in a range of business processes which include: enrolment, academic programme management; assessment management, progress management and graduation.  You will work closely with the Team Leader, Senior Administrative Officers, Academic staff and other colleagues across the University to ensure effective and professional support for all aspects of the Faculty’s student administration and assessment activities.

The Faculty’s students and staff come from a range of backgrounds both within the UK and internationally and together create a multicultural and diverse community. Excellent communication, organisational and inter-personal skills are required and you must be able to demonstrate that you can work accurately and within relevant policies and procedures. You will be an excellent team player with a proven ability to work proactively. You will be friendly, well organised and adaptable, taking a proactive approach in reviewing processes and practices. Successful applicants will be team players who are culturally sensitive, able to work effectively in a busy environment and show a student and applicant-centred commitment to the professional and positive delivery of education. 

Direct experience of the role described in the job description is not a prerequisite. This role offers excellent potential for career development within the organisation for the right individual and the opportunity to experience a wide range of higher education administration.

You will possess relevant academic qualifications or have some work experience. You will also have good IT skills, the ability to plan and organise your own workload, use your initiative, work well under pressure, and communicate effectively and professionally with a range of stakeholders across the organisation.  

For an informal discussion, please contact

Bridget Wilde, Senior Administrative Officer, Administration & Assessment, email: B.S.Wilde@soton.ac.uk, Ext 25780

The working days are to be determined and can be discussed at interview.

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0)23 8059 4046. Please quote reference 1085618GX on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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