Administrative Assistant

University College London - Department of Political Science

The post is designed to provide administrative support across a variety of areas. In addition to day-to-day teaching administration, the role has particular responsibility for supporting the submission, marking and return of coursework and examinations; maintaining attendance records and following up student absences, working closely with the Masters Tutor; and supporting the administration of student feedback questionnaires for Masters programmes. The post further acts as secretary to the Departmental Library Committee and is expected to forge close working relationships with colleagues in the UCL library. Finally, the post holder acts as the primary first point of contact in the Student Administration office and will provide reception cover during periods of leave and during lunch breaks, to ensure the smooth running of the Department.

The post holder will be a key member of the administrative team and will be required to establish good working relationships with Departmental academic and administrative staff with whom they will work closely. In addition to staff within the Department, the role will involve contact and communication with students and the general public, and a polite and helpful attitude is essential. The ideal candidate will have an enthusiastic and proactive approach and will be able to work independently as well as part of a team within a friendly environment.

This is an exciting and challenging time to be involved in the administration of learning and teaching at UCL. This post would provide an opportunity for a pro-active individual interested in developing a career in education administration.

The successful candidate must be educated to a minimum of A level standard or equivalent including GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above. A high degree of accuracy in your work and the ability to pay consistent attention to detail, an ability to organise a large volume of data with accuracy and efficiency, a proven ability to prioritise and organise a busy workload, sometimes with conflicting priorities, and to work calmly under pressure and the ability to work well as a member of a team, sometimes under pressure are all essential. Experience of student administration within a Higher Education Institution, experience of taking minutes/notes of meetings and experience of student information systems would be desirable.  

Information about the School and Department can be found at A job description and further particulars for the position can be accessed below. To apply online click 'Apply Now' below. 

Informal enquiries may be made to the Departmental Manager, Hannah Umar ( If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Ajay Patel ( +44 (0) 207 679 4944).

UCL offers numerous employee benefits that can be found on the link at the bottom of this advert, some highlights include the annual leave entitlement, (27 days plus bank holidays and closure days) a great pension scheme and a NUS Extra Card.

Closing Date: 3/9/2017

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

This position does not meet the resident labour market test under UK Visas and Immigration rules and therefore UCL would be unable to obtain the right to work for non-EEA nationals whose employment would require a Tier 2 visa.

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