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Administrative Officer

SAA - Engineering & Physical Sciences

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £20,675 to £24,461
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Sunday 26 January 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1224020GX


The Student and Academic Administration (SAA) professional service offers a friendly and supportive working environment in which an enthusiastic administrator can make a real difference to the efficient delivery of its activities.  As a member of our friendly and efficient administrative team, the person appointed will have the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the continued success of the Student and Academic Administration professional service.

We are offering an exciting opportunity for somebody with suitable experience to join the Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences as an Administrative Officer for the Curriculum & Quality Assurance Team.

The Faculty Curriculum and Quality Assurance Team supports the Faculty in the preparation for validation of new undergraduate and postgraduate taught curriculum, student communications and representation, statutory and regulatory body monitoring, committee servicing and implementation of academic regulations and processes. The team also support the Faculty student complaints and academic appeals processes.

The wider teams organise administration for a range of taught and research programmes associated with our five schools, Chemistry, Engineering, Electronics & Computer Science, The Zepler Institute and Physics & Astronomy.  You will work closely with the Faculty Team Leader, Faculty Academic Registrar, and academic colleagues to support the delivery of student and academic administration through all stages of the annual QA cycle.

Major elements of the post will be to provide senior support to the Curriculum & Quality Assurance Team Leader to deliver an effective and efficient service to beneficiaries and stakeholders, applying a detailed knowledge of systems and processes and regulatory frameworks. To establish and maintain effective working relationships with academic staff within the Faculty and other senior colleagues in Professional Services.

You will be an excellent team player with experience and a proven ability to work proactively. You will be well organised and adaptable, taking a positive approach in reviewing processes and practices. You will possess excellent communication, organisational and inter-personal skills and a commitment to providing excellent customer service is also required. You will also have experience of processing and analysing complex data sets using multiple systems.

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.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Esther Dearman, Faculty Curriculum & Quality Assurance Team Leader: email: E.J.Dearman@soton.ac.uk.

You should submit your completed application form online at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. References are requested along with your application, so please allow time for these to be received prior to the close date, to assist the department with shortlisting. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote vacancy reference number 1224020GX on all correspondence

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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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