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University Marshal

£28,098-£33,518 (pro-rata, 300 hours)

Applications are invited for the post of University Marshal from 1 April 2018. Appointment is made by the Council and will be subject to a probationary period of six months.

The Marshal attends the Vice-Chancellor or their deputy at University ceremonies, including certain church services, and plays an important role during Degree Congregations and certain other occasions. The Marshal is also responsible to the Proctors for the supervision, recruitment, training, discipline and deployment of some 26 part-time University constables performing ceremonial and disciplinary duties.
The pro-rata salary is based on Grade 6 on the single salary spine and on being required to work 300 hours per year, a third of which is to be in normal working hours. A significant proportion will be worked on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year. A uniform is provided for ceremonial occasions and the duties include processions, during which the role-holder carries a ceremonial mace. Interviews will be held in the morning on Friday, 2 March 2018. Further information about the position is available from

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

For a detailed Job Specification please E-mail or call the Proctors Office on 01223-333314. Closing date for applicants is 21 February 2018, interviews will be taking on Friday 2 March 2018.

Please quote reference AJ14710 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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