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Administrative Officer

Student & Education Services

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £24,285 to £27,131
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 06 February 2023
Reference:  2140023AJ

The University of Southampton is committed to excellence in all we do, applying our insights and inventiveness to solve the most complex societal and environmental challenges. As a world-leading, research-intensive university, with a strong and high-quality educational offering, we are renowned for our innovation and enterprise and are within the top 1% of universities worldwide.
The role
We are seeking to recruit a Curriculum and Timetabling Officer to the University’s Curriculum and Timetabling team. Timetabling at Southampton takes an institutional approach to coordinating the teaching requirements of five faculties. Our focus is to improve the lateral processes and relationships that are essential to an efficient, effective, and resilient institutional timetable and delivering an excellent student experience.
About you
As one of the team’s Curriculum and Timetabling Officers, you will provide support to a nominated faculty in the management of curriculum data and in the production of the teaching timetable. You will develop a detailed understanding of programmes and modules in the faculty and establish effective working relationships with academic and professional services staff across the Institution
Working as part of a team of 12, you will be a flexible and adaptable team player with a proven ability to plan and prioritise your own work activities.
You will have the capacity to adopt a persuasive and constructive style, using empathy to understand stakeholders differing needs. You will be committed to the continuous enhancement of quality standards that add value to the student experience.
What we can offer you
Working at the University of Southampton gives you access to a wide range of benefits in addition to our competitive rates of pay. Our core benefits include pension scheme membership; a generous annual leave allowance (supplemented by University closure days and public holidays) and excellent family leave arrangements (including maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave). All our benefits can be viewed here.
As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. We welcome applications from candidates who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+; and people with disabilities. We would particularly welcome applications from candidates from working class, first generation Higher Education, the Global South and other underrepresented groups.
Committed to supporting our staff and students, we are open to a flexible working approach. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly and those who have taken a career break.

If you would like to discuss this position informally, please contact Samantha Shearing on 023 8059 5693 or email

Application procedure
You should submit your completed application form online at 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) 2380 592750 or email Please quote reference 2140023AJ on all correspondence.

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We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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