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Senior Administrative Officer

SAA - Engineering & Physical Sciences

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £25,627 to £30,497 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term until 31/07/2022
Closing Date:  Monday 29 November 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1597521GX

Student and Academic Administration (SAA) are offering an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced administrator to join the Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences as a Senior Administrative Officer in the Administration and Assessment Team. 

The Administration and Assessment teams act as a first point of contact for educational matters and support aspects of the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught student lifecycle from induction through to graduation, including maintenance of student records and support for all assessment related processes

You will work closely with the Team Leader, the Deputy Head of School (Education), the Directors of Programmes and other key academic staff, as well as colleagues across SAA and the wider University to ensure effective and professional support for all aspects of the team’s activities.

Major elements of the post will be to manage the day-to-day operational support to students and staff in the School of Electronics & Computer Science.  Applying a detailed knowledge of systems, processes and regulatory frameworks, you will provide accurate and timely advice in response to student and academic enquiries.  The role involves the accurate maintenance of student records across multiple systems and the ability to analyse, manipulate and interpret student data.  The post is also responsible for the supervision of Administrative Officer team members.

You will be an excellent team player with a proven ability to work proactively and a strong attention to detail.  You will be able to plan and prioritise your own short- and medium-term work activities and use your initiative and judgement to resolve problems.  Excellent communication, organisational and inter-personal skills are required, as is a commitment to providing an excellent service.  You will have the ability to adapt to change quickly, maintaining receptiveness to new ideas and approaches and take an active role in identifying potential improvements in existing processes. 

This post is offered on a full time, fixed term basis until 31/07/2022. For internal candidates this role may be offered on a secondment basis subject to agreement from your current department. If you are interested in taking up a secondment it is important to discuss with your manager.

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 Hannah Nash (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk  Please quote reference 1597521GX 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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