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Programme Support Officer

RKE - Research

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £23,067 to £25,217 per annum
Grade:  Grade 06
Contract Type:  Continuing
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Monday 01 March 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  R210043
Release Date:  Monday 08 February 2021

This is an extremely varied role offering an exciting opportunity for a highly efficient and customer-focused administrator to support teams within Aston Graduate School. 

Aston Graduate School is responsible for all postgraduate research (PGR) matters. This includes governance and quality assurance of all research degree programmes; operational management of the research degree lifecycle from enquiry through to award; providing support for over 500 students and their supervisors; formulating and delivering the researcher development strategy including the Graduate School Training programme for all PGR students and supporting the development of Early Career Researchers. 

This is a key role as the postholder supports all the teams within Aston Graduate School, and works across all of the major functions, including recruitment and admission, progression, training and development and governance and quality. The postholder is expected to play a key role in delivering an excellent support service and student experience.

You will have proven experience in a similar office-based administration role, preferably within higher education. You will have excellent IT, communication and organisational skills. The ability to work flexibly as part of a multi-functional team and with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders at various levels is essential.

Please note that anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. Please note that only answers that fall within the application form questions will be assessed.

Please also note: Redeployees will be given priority consideration for vacancies.

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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.



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