Course Officer

City, University of London - School of Arts and Social Sciences


City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate), is top in London for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide), well above the sector average for graduate employability in most subjects and eleventh in the UK for starting salaries. City joined the University of London in 2016.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.

We are recruiting one permanent Course Officer in the School of Arts and Social Sciences Academic Services team. The post will be to support the School's Centre for Languages and City's new BA in English programme.


Reporting to a School’s Course Operations Manager, the post holder is responsible for the daily administration of allocated modules including academic support, student administration, assessment and overseeing the admissions process. You will have the responsibility for ensuring the provision of an efficient and professional service to students and academic staff, including the relevant Head of Department and visiting lecturers.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they have developed excellent written, organisational, analytical and time-management skills. They will have exceptional written and oral communication skills, with experience of working with customers face-to-face and on the telephone with a 'customer-centred' approach. Strong IT skills including MS Excel, Word, e-mail and internet are essential. A good knowledge of SITS is also desirable.

We are particularly interested in applicants with experience in the HE sector and of student exchange programmes and/or work placements, although this is not essential.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 11.59pm on 6 November 2017.

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity.

Academic excellence for business and the professions.

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