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Administrative Officer

SAA - Social Sciences

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £20,275 to £24,029 per annum
Full Time - Permanent
Closing Date:  Wednesday 21 August 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1169619GX

The University of Southampton offers a friendly and supportive working environment in which an enthusiastic administrator can make a real difference to the efficient delivery of its activities.  

An opportunity is available supporting the peaks and troughs of activity across all the Student and Academic Administration functional teams in the Faculty of Social Sciences. These teams administer the processes and support to students and academics throughout the student life-cycle, from application through to graduation at undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research levels.

In addition, this role comprises an element of dedicated work supporting and delivering the University and Faculty Education strategy as it relates to the Student Experience. 

The role offers the opportunity to experience a wide range of higher education administration, along with the opportunity to understand the wider context of the delivery of the education strategy.

Our students and staff come from a range of backgrounds both within the UK and internationally and together create a multicultural and diverse community.  Successful applicants will be enthusiastic team players who are culturally sensitive, able to work effectively in a busy environment and show a student-centred commitment to the professional and positive delivery of education.

You will possess relevant academic qualifications and have broad work experience. You will also have good IT skills, excellent planning and organisational skills, initiative, ability to work well under pressure and the ability to prioritise varied workloads. Excellent communication, organisational and inter-personal skills are required, as is a commitment to providing outstanding customer service.  Attention to detail is a must, along with flexibility and being receptive to new ideas and approaches.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed application form online at Please use the additional information page of the application form to provide a supporting statement on your suitability for the post. Applicants who have not provided this information will not be considered.

The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Geraldine Lewis (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 3462. Please quote reference 1169619GX 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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