Senior Administrative Assistant (Immigration and Student Engagement)

University of Essex - Academic Section

Academic Section

The Academic Section is a large professional services area focused on adding value to the institution’s mission of excellence in education and excellence in research. Delivering high quality information, advice and guidance services as well as co-ordinating support for students across the University, we aim to support students to become full members of our community and help them find ways to overcome the hurdles on the journey to achieving their potential.

The Role and Duties

We are looking for a professional and effective Senior Administrative Assistant to join our International Services Team within the Academic Registrar’s Office, focussing on supporting the team in ensuring the University’s adherence to Tier 4 of the Points Based Immigration System and delivering high quality services to students holding Tier 4 visas. This role will be pivotal in delivering processes and procedures in keeping with the University’s Tier 4 Sponsor Status, working closely with colleagues in support of this. 

This post has become available as a result of maternity leave and will be available for up to one year.

Qualifications and Skills Required

The successful candidate will have a high level of accuracy, attention to detail and the ability to respond positively to rapid change as well as demonstrating supportive and exceptional interpersonal and administrative skills. You will be confident working with multiple electronic systems and able to contribute positively to systems development based on the needs of the service and Home Office requirements. At least 5 GCSE passes (minimum Grade C) including English language and Mathematics at Grade B, (or equivalent) are essential.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the ‘Apply’ button below to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

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