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Programme Support Officer

RKE - Research

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £23,487 to £25,627
Grade:  Grade 06
Contract Type:  Continuing
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Wednesday 01 December 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  R210452
Release Date:  Tuesday 26 October 2021

This is 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 key role and extremely varied 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 proactively and flexibly as part of a multi-functional team and with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders at various levels is essential.


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. 


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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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