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Examinations & Assessment Co-ordinator (2 Positions)

College Operations (BSS)

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £23,067 to £25,217 per annum
1 Post Permanent and 1 Post Fixed Term basis to provide maternity cover for 12 months, or sooner subject to the return of the original post holder
Grade:  Grade 06
Contract Type:  Continuing
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 20 June 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  R210176
Release Date:  Thursday 20 May 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two highly motivated Examinations and Assessment Co-ordinators to join a busy team within the Business and Social Sciences College Office. We are seeking to appoint to one permanent role and also one fixed-term role for a period of 18 months.

Working closely with the Examinations and Assessment Lead, you will assist with co-ordinating the day-to-day running, organisation and delivery of the examinations and assessment processes for all programmes and modules in BSS.

You will provide administrative support for Examination Boards, chasing, entering and checking all assessment marks, updating the student records system (SITS) and informing students of results by strict deadlines. You will also assist with the collection of assessment data, reviewing submission deadline schedules, setting up coursework submission links on our VLE (Blackboard) and formatting examination papers. In addition, the role involves providing confidential administrative support for exceptional circumstances and disciplinary processes, including providing advice to students, recording accurate information, organizing panels and informing students of decisions.

Educated to A-level or equivalent, with at least a Grade C in GCSE Maths and English, you will have relevant experience of working in an administrative role, preferably within the Higher Education sector. You will also need a strong customer focus, preferably with experience of regular interaction with students. Excellent written and verbal skills are essential for this role, along with high levels of accuracy when managing data and the ability to prioritise and meet tight deadlines with minimal supervision. Experience of working with SITS and Blackboard is also desirable.

Aston University is an equal opportunity employer and promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter http://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charter-marks/athena-swan/, recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Committed Employer Level 1: Disability Confident Committed - GOV.UK. We also strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/about/inclusive-aston 

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy. 

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

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.  We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered. Please note that only answers that fall within the application form questions will be assessed.  

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Further particulars and application forms are available in alternative formats on request i.e. large print, Braille, tape or CD Rom.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact HR via recruitment@aston.ac.uk

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



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