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Research and Graduate Affairs Administrator 

Ref: (093/16/17)

Department/Institution: Research and Graduate Affairs, Bath Spa University

Location: Corsham Court

Salary: £18,412 – £20,624 

Contract/Hours: Permanent (1 FTE)

Date posted: 22/03/2017

Closing date: 09/04/2017

Interview date: 28/04/2017

Enquiries tohrcontact@bathspa.ac.uk.

About the institution:

Bath Spa University’s vision is to be a leading educational institution in creativity, culture, enterprise and education.  With innovative teaching and learning, focussed research excellence and state-of-the-art facilities, we put our students at the very centre of all we do. Combining a focus on transforming the lives of our students with a commitment to developing the careers of our staff, working for Bath Spa is more than just a job, it is a chance to explore, discover, learn and grow.

About the role:

You’ll work across both the Graduate College and the Research Office to support the research culture and environment of the University. This role encompasses a wide variety of activities, which includes the admission of postgraduate research students and support for our postgraduate programmes and academic conferencing activities at Corsham Court. The post holder will also provide key support for our Researcher Development Programme, including the marketing and showcasing of our research across the University using social media and other forms of communications.

The Successful Candidate:

Joining us, you’ll have recent administrative experience covering a broad range of duties in both office and customer-facing environments.  With excellent IT skills, in particular using the Microsoft Office suite and routine web maintenance, you will be able to deliver professional and timely written communications.  Experienced in working as part of a team, you will have a positive and flexible approach to service delivery, and will be skilled in maintaining relationships with colleagues at all levels across the University.

There will be a requirement to work across our three campuses where needed.For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Sarah Priston on 01225 876396 or s.priston@bathspa.ac.uk

Further information:

For further information or to apply on-line please visit jobs.bathspa.ac.uk.   Please note that CVs will not be considered and those included with application forms will be removed.  Any queries regarding the application process or our website should be emailed to hrcontact@bathspa.ac.uk.

Please note, unfortunately due to the SOC level and salary associated with this post we would be unable to sponsor any applicants requiring a Tier 2 (general) visa.  For further information, please visit the following link: https://www.gov.uk/tier-2-general

Benefits:
We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff.  These include a nursery, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, flexible working practices, an employee assistance programme, and family-friendly policies.

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


 

 

 

 

 

Administrative Assistant, Rectorate

Department/Institution: Royal College of Art

Location: London

Salary: £23,208 – £25,748 per annum

Date posted: 20/03/2017

Closing date: 09/04/2017

Enquiries to: https://jobs.rca.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=011-17

About the College:

The Royal College of Art is the only entirely postgraduate institution of university status devoted to research and knowledge exchange, teaching and practice in art, design, communication and humanities. Its international reputation for excellence in teaching, practice and research has been recognised for three successive years by the highly regarded QS World Ranking survey, with the College ranked as the world’s number one art and design university in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2016/17 the College has some 1,780 students registered for MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD degrees, over 400 full- and part-time academic, technical and administrative staff, and currently operates on two high profile sites in Kensington and Battersea.

About the role:
The College is seeking to appoint an Administrative Assistant to provide comprehensive administrative support to the PA to the Rector and to ensure that the Rectorate office runs in an efficient manner. The Administrative Assistant is a member of a small team, with duties including diary management, arranging meetings and travel, preparing meeting papers, and assisting the PA to the Rector with the Rector’s correspondence. This post would suit someone who has office experience and who would like to pursue a career in university administration, working in a dynamic and challenging environment supporting the senior management of a world class academic institution.

The work is enormously varied, fast paced and high in volume and it is essential that the post holder has the ability to manage their own workload with minimum supervision. The post holder will also liaise with a wide range of people across the College and externally and it is essential that they possess good interpersonal and diplomatic skills to represent the Rectorate office in a professional and courteous manner.

The Successful Candidate:

The successful candidate will be a customer-focussed individual capable of working with all levels of people, and organisations (nationally and internationally) of considerable reputation and influence. Self-motivated, the successful candidate will demonstrate a drive to meet challenges and to progress their own professional development.

You will have a proven track record of relevant administrative work experience in a busy customer focused environment, and experience of handling difficult and sensitive situations, recognising confidential issues and dealing with them appropriately and with discretion.

Experience of planning itineraries, managing complex diary commitments for senior staff and working to a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, is also essential. Experience of working with senior management in an organisation, or relevant training or qualifications in administrative support or customer service support, would be an advantage.


 

Programme Co-ordinator

Department/Institution: Oscott College

Location: Birmingham

Salary: £30,000- £35,000 per annum

Date posted: 14/03/2017

Closing date: 31/03/2017

Interview date: 11/04/2017

Enquiries to: jobs@oscott.org  

About the role:

St. Mary’s Oscott College is dedicated to the education and formation of Catholic priests, which follows an intellectual programme validated for the award of degrees by the University of Birmingham (BA) and the Catholic University of Leuven (STB). The College’s intellectual formation (programme of studies) is entering a period of significant development and change in which a new role is needed to co-ordinate and manage these new developments. The person appointed to this new role will work in liaison with the Director of Studies.

Main duties:

  • Detailed planning, co-ordination and management of developments in the degree level programme of studies.
  • Co-ordinating the intellectual programme and systems design, advising the Director of Studies and College Rector in managing change in this area of the College’s work.
  • Providing a high quality service to students and academic staff, which includes close liaison with the Director of Studies and supervision of the Academic Office Administrator.
  • Assisting teaching staff in producing teaching and learning resources, technology development, and professional development.
  • Building and maintaining close links with partner institutions, in particular the University of Birmingham and the Catholic University of Leuven.
  • Creating a programme for a masters equivalent course (STL) with the Catholic University of Leuven.

A successful candidate must have a degree or relevant equivalent professional experience of a degree programme or student administration within a Higher Education setting. This experience is needed in order to advise effectively, and assist in the managing and co-ordinating of strategies for the changes to the intellectual formation programme. An ability to work alone and collaboratively with key members of Oscott College staff is essential. The successful candidate will also require an ability to understand and empathise with the core purpose of Oscott College, and the rationale of the programme of studies in the formation of Catholic priests.

Package:
Salary, depending on experience and qualifications, will be between £30,000 and £35,000, plus pension and other benefits.

For more information on the work of Oscott College please visit :http://www.oscott.net/

Please send CV including details of relevant experience to jobs@oscott.org


 

CPD25 Coordinator

Department/Institution: University of London

Location: London

Salary: Starting at £28,252 per annum

Date posted: 09/03/2017

Closing date: 29/03/2017

Enquiries tom25libadmin@london.ac.uk 

About the role:

M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries
The M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries is a regional collaboration of higher education and other scholarly libraries in London and the South East of England. Based in the University of London Senate House Library, it currently has 57 library members ranging from the big colleges of the University of London to smaller subject specialist collections. The M25 Consortium is committed to improving library services through collaboration. cpd25 is the M25 Consortium’s staff development and training programme, holding about 40 training events and library visits every year.

The Role
The M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries is seeking a Coordinator to join their small team on a full time, open ended basis. Managing the delivery of the annual training programme, which includes over 40 events and visits per year, the cpd25 Coordinator is responsible for a variety of coordination tasks including identifying and booking venues, scheduling events and liaising with a wide variety of suppliers, stakeholders and event speakers. This role works proactively to market cpd25 events to potential delegates, using a variety of communication tools, and is also responsible for managing relevant M25 website content, ensuring that it is regularly maintained and up-to-date. Importantly, the Coordinator will also manage the day-to-day financial administration of cpd25 with responsibility for budgeting, reporting and records management, annual audit preparation as well as acting as key adviser on the ongoing financial position of cpd25.

This is a unique opportunity where you will play an active role in the management of cpd25 and its services, providing hands-on administrative support and expertise to the M25 Executive Manager, cpd25 Chair, Working Group and tasks groups to ensure that the programme functions smoothly all year round.

The Successful Candidate:
To succeed in this role you will need to have previous experience in an administrative position, responsible for planning a varied and ongoing programme of meetings, events and/or stakeholder visits, with accountability for all financial and budgeting requirements. You are highly effective at working independently and with minimal supervision, managing your own schedule accordingly to meet multiple deadlines in a busy, events focussed environment. A confident communicator, you have the ability to build and maintain positive relationships, successfully negotiate with event suppliers, and you will play a key role in actively encouraging stakeholder engagement in the cpd25 programme. Technically adept, your proven understanding of event management principles and mechanics, coupled with your experience of using SAGE or a similar accountancy software package will round off your profile.

Further Information:
To apply for this position, please complete the online application form at www.london.ac.uk. The close date for this role is midnight, Wednesday 29 March 2017. For an informal discussion about this role you can contact Thomas Baldwin, M25 Executive Manager via m25libadmin@london.ac.uk. Please note applications will not be accepted by email.

Benefits:
The University offers a generous annual leave and pension scheme, as well as excellent staff benefits through salary sacrifice schemes and yearly pay-rise increments.

Pursuing excellence in education


 

University Assessment Officer (Learning Support Operations)

Department/Institution: BPP Professional Education

Location: Liverpool Street, London

Salary: Competitive

Date posted: 03/03/2017

Closing date: 27/03/2017

Enquiries tovacancies@bpp.com     

About the role:

The BPP Professional Education Group is a global education provider delivering world-class professional qualifications. The group delivers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes and professional qualifications across the UK, internationally and through innovative online learning platforms.

BPP University is part of the BPP Professional Education Group. However, BPP University is a distinct legal entity with its own degree-awarding powers approved by the UK Privy Council.

BPP University has four Schools: Law, Business, Health, and Foundation Courses. All have a reputation for excellence, built on our proven ability to offer students the skills they need to succeed in law and business. It’s not by chance that over 50 leading law firms send their trainees only to BPP University Law School for their legal education.

Voted the UK’s Best Higher Education Provider by Education Investor Magazine in 2013, we are the UK’s only university solely dedicated to business and the professions. Our links with leading businesses and organisations allow us to provide a highly regarded professional education. Our programmes are designed in partnership with employers and respected professionals in the fields of law, business, finance and health.

 

Why work for BPP?

BPP exists to help people make the most of their talents – just ask the 10,000 students who study with us every year. We aim to have an equally positive impact on our employees’ careers by providing the culture, career development opportunities and extra benefits to inspire you personally and professionally.

BPP invests heavily in your career development – you will have free access to all of BPP’s courses – from gaining an ACCA accountancy qualification, in-house leadership and management training or wide range of personal and professional development opportunities to a Graduate Diploma in Law, you can take your career in any direction you like.

Add to this a comprehensive benefits package, including 25 days’ holiday, private medical insurance, life assurance, childcare vouchers and the cycle to work scheme, and you’ll find BPP University a great company to work for.

Find out more about working at BPP.

 

The role

The role holder will act as a coordinator for learning support examinations, within the University’s Assessment Office and respond to tutor, student and general enquiries about learning support arrangements. You will work closely with the University’s Learning Support and Inclusion Office, and with colleagues in the University Assessment Office, to ensure the delivery of a professional and responsive student support service.

With excellent attention to detail and accuracy in record keeping, you will have the ability to maintain a professional manner and calm approach in a busy office environment, demonstrating an ability to work under pressure with a diverse workload.

You will be familiar with MS office and will have advanced IT skills.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have previous experience of working in higher education, working with diverse client groups for professional service delivery.

For a full job description and details on how to apply, please visit the website.

 


 

Development Support to the AHUA

Department/Institution: AHUA

Location: Anywhere in the UK

Salary: Competitive daily consultancy rate 

Date posted: 01/03/2017

Closing date: 31/03/2017

Enquiries to: c.f.webb@ahua.ac.uk  

About the role:

The Association of Heads of University Administration (AHUA) is seeking a development consultant to support the development work of the AHUA in both a strategic and operational context.

The post holder will be required to advise the AHUA Development Group and the AHUA Executive on current developments in the field both within and beyond the sector, to propose and design new development activity for the AHUA, as well as to manage and continue to refine current delivery.

The post holder will be accountable to the AHUA Executive Secretary with a dotted line accountability to the Chair of the AHUA Development Group.

The post will be for an initial two year term and an expected maximum of 40 days a year at a competitive daily consultancy rate to be agreed. The role can be undertaken from anywhere in the UK.

 

Job description

Current activity

Coaching
1. to be responsible for the maintenance of a team of four coaches for the AHUA and to organise biannual meetings/telephone conferences with them for the purposes of quality assurance and information gathering. While this role does not imply a supervisory relationship, coaches should be encouraged to bring any ‘coaching’ issues of concern to the role holder in the first instance;

2. to follow up each newly appointed members of the Association with the purpose of encouraging them to take up the offer of four sessions of coaching;

3. to monitor coaching evaluation forms and follow up where appropriate;

4. to review the coaching offer on a regular basis with a view to making improvements to the service.

 

Learning sets

5. to oversee a list of all members who have requested to join a learning set and the collation of enquiries regarding this from other coaches;

6. in collaboration with other learning set facilitators, to set up learning sets which reflect a balanced membership. As far as is practical, a new learning set should be established every six months;

7. to ensure that procedures in respect of both coaching and learning sets are up to date;

8. to review the learning set offer on a regular basis with a view to making improvements to the service.

 

Flying higher and impact and influence programmes

The role in relation to these two programmes is one of oversight rather than administration which is undertaken by the AHUA team.

9. in collaboration with others in the team, to ensure that a timeline is put in place for the delivery of each programme and that responsibility for elements of the preparatory process are clearly allocated;

10. to ensure timely programme reviews with a view to making adaptations to these in line with changing needs.

 

Development strategy and future activity

11. to advise the AHUA’s Development Group in its consideration of the development strategy for the AHUA, as well as the consideration and implementation of specific activity. This will include bringing new ideas to the Group;

12. in respect of new activity, to work up proposals through design to implementation.

 


 

Assistant Registrar (Graduation and Awards) 

Department/Institution: BPP Professional Education

Location: Liverpool Street, London

Salary: Competitive

Date posted: 16/02/2017

Closing date: 27/03/2017

Enquiries to: Vacancies@bpp.com  

About the role:

The company

The BPP Professional Education Group is a global education provider delivering world-class professional qualifications. The group delivers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes and professional qualifications across the UK, internationally and through innovative online learning platforms.

BPP University is part of the BPP Professional Education Group. However, BPP University is a distinct legal entity with its own degree-awarding powers approved by the UK Privy Council.

BPP University has four Schools: Law, Business, Health, and Foundation Courses. All have a reputation for excellence, built on our proven ability to offer students the skills they need to succeed in law and business. It’s not by chance that over 50 leading law firms send their trainees only to BPP University Law School for their legal education.

Voted the UK’s Best Higher Education Provider by Education Investor Magazine in 2013, we are the UK’s only university solely dedicated to business and the professions. Our links with leading businesses and organisations allow us to provide a highly regarded professional education. Our programmes are designed in partnership with employers and respected professionals in the fields of law, business, finance and health.

Why work for BPP?

BPP exists to help people make the most of their talents – just ask the 10,000 students who study with us every year. We aim to have an equally positive impact on our employees’ careers by providing the culture, career development opportunities and extra benefits to inspire you personally and professionally.

BPP invests heavily in your career development – you will have free access to all of BPP’s courses – from gaining an ACCA accountancy qualification, in-house leadership and management training or wide range of personal and professional development opportunities to a Graduate Diploma in Law, you can take your career in any direction you like.

Add to this a comprehensive benefits package, including 25 days’ holiday, private medical insurance, life assurance, childcare vouchers and the cycle to work scheme, and you’ll find BPP University a great company to work for.

To find out more about working at BPP, please click here.

The role

The University Registry organises Graduation Ceremonies throughout the year, in London and, more recently, in Manchester, for Graduates of BPP University. It also manages the production and distribution of award certificates, and a query service for students for administrative references relating to their time of study at BPP and their classification of award.

You will manage the production and delivery of all Graduation events, which are held three times throughout the year. You will maintain and develop client relationships and ensure that the graduation events are delivered on time and within budget. You will provide leadership, motivation, direction and support to the Graduation team.

With excellent attention to detail, you will have the ability to maintain a professional manner and calm approach in a busy office environment, demonstrating an ability to work under pressure with a diverse workload. You will also have experience of organising or working to support large scale events.

You will be familiar with MS office and will have advanced IT skills.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have previous experience of working in higher education, working with diverse client groups for professional service delivery.

For a full job description and details on how to apply, please click here.


 


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