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Senior Student Administrator, Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology



  • Posted on: 04th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £22,847 - £26,341 per annum, pro-rata
  • REF: REQ05518
  • Closes: 17th January 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description
Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology is a large and vibrant Department in the Faculty of Science and health. We occupy purpose-built facilities including laboratories and state of the art research equipment. We offer an excellent education to our students, including undergraduate and postgraduate degrees accredited by the British Psychological Society. The Department is continuing to grow and has a dynamic and friendly professional services team.

Duties of the Role

We are looking for a talented individual to join our team as a Senior Student Administrator.

The main function of this varied role is to attend to student queries and to provide administrative support to teaching, exams and coursework so that these elements run smoothly. You will liaise with module co-ordinators and be the first point of contact for students, while working as part of a wider administrative team for the Department.

The position is for 12 months, working as a job share partner as well as a member of the wider team. You will focus on Year Two Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught students. The requirement is for 14.4 hours per week, and we have a preference for these to be worked at the beginning of the week. We have a hybrid working pattern with a mixture of off-site and onsite working, in order to maintain provision for our students.

Skills and qualifications required

You will have excellent computer literacy skills and the ability to work autonomously. You will be able to prioritise multiple demands and will enjoy communicating with students, academic staff and professional services colleagues. We are looking for an individual who enjoys working as part of a team, has a good understanding of the Higher Education system and the ability to learn, synthesize and apply complex information quickly. You will have administrative experience, an eye for detail and a passion for delivering a high quality, professional service.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives.

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please contact resourcing@essex.ac.uk

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