Research Degrees Group Officer

Manchester Metropolitan University - Student and Academic Services (SAS)


Student and Academic Services (SAS) provides a wide-range of services and support to students and academic staff. Our student services span the complete student lifecycle from enquiry, through enrolment and on-course support, to graduation and beyond. Our academic services include direct support for academic staff in many aspects of their work, and portfolio support spanning the course lifecycle, from planning and approval, through to curriculum management and programme review. Our ambition is that the services we provide should be sector-leading, adapted to meet the needs of our University, and sufficiently flexible to respond rapidly to changing requirements. Faculty Student and Academic Services Administration provides professional support to undergraduate, postgraduate and research students across the student lifecycle - from enrolment to final award. We also support the academic community in the areas of research, consultancy, enterprise and knowledge exchange. We deliver sector-leading services, providing outstanding levels of support to faculties and students, including collaborative partners both inside and outside the UK. Service enhancement, both to the students and the academic community is fundamental to everything we do, and informs our strong culture of continuous improvement and customer-focused delivery.


Faculty Student & Academic Services (F/SAS) are seeking to recruit a Research Group Officer to join the Management Services Group in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Managing a small team, the post holder will be responsible for providing high quality administrative support for research degrees and the Research Centres within the Faculty, and providing specialist advice and guidance to academic staff and students. He/she will deliver a varied work programme and deliver projects successfully and within agreed timescales, working proactively with colleagues as part of a professional network of staff.

Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have experience of leading and managing a team, and of providing administrative support, ideally within a Higher Education environment. He/she will have a high standard of literacy, meticulous attention to detail and excellent organisational skills. The ability to use excellent communication skills to establish positive and effective working relationships with stakeholders at all levels and across a broad range of areas is also required.

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