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Teaching Administrator (Fixed Term)

We are seeking an enthusiastic person to join the Department in this role which provides the underpinning administration for our undergraduate programmes.

The main responsibilities include working closely with the Deputy Departmental Administrator, the PBS/NST Directors and Course Organisers to support their roles, liaising with undergraduate students (approx. 350 registered at any one time) as well as contacts internal and external to the University regarding all matters related to undergraduate teaching, from organising open days, registering new students, timetabling, providing various documents such as course guides, to graduation. The post holder is a key source of advice relating to the policies and procedures with respect to undergraduate issues in the Department.

You will be able to work both independently and in liaison with others. You will be well-organised and approachable and should possess an excellent standard of written English with an ability to communicate effectively and unambiguously with a wide range of people. Education to at least A level standard is a requirement, as are good IT skills, including word-processing, email and use of the Internet. You will have experience of preparing agendas and taking minutes. You should have relevant work experience in an office environment; experience in an academic or educational setting and in a responsible administrative role is highly desirable.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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Informal queries regarding this post may be sent to Josephine Simmonds (

Please note the closing date for applications is 9 July 2020. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Information about the Department and the research interests of members of staff can be found at

Please quote reference PJ23243 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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