Head of Student and Academic Administration (Student Systems)

University of Portsmouth - Department of Student and Academic Administration

Interview date:  11 April 2018

The University of Portsmouth is proud to be one of the world’s top 100 new Universities in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2017. In the recent Guardian University Guide (2018) the University was ranked the 37th best University in the UK, while for the 11th year in a row the University outranked the sector average, achieving 88% satisfaction rate in the National Student Survey 2017, with 19 of our courses achieving 100% satisfaction. Our reputation for sustained, high levels of excellence, quality teaching and student satisfaction was cemented when the University was one of only four institutions in the south-east to receive the highest ‘Gold’ rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework – a Government scheme that recognises excellent teaching in UK universities.

The newly formed Department of Student & Academic Administration (DSAA) brings together the 6 Registry Departments and the Faculty School/Department Administration Teams into one new department as a core professional service of the University. The new department is responsible for a diverse and wide-ranging set of critical administrative responsibilities and services across the institution. These include: student and course management systems, timetabling, UK/EU and international admissions, student and programme administration, academic administration, graduation, external returns and data standards, UKVI student compliance, academic standards, quality management, and partnerships.

This is an exciting time to be joining the Department, and the Academic Registrar and Director is seeking an outstanding candidate to join the Department’s Executive Team, being responsible for Student Systems.

Under the direction of the Academic Registrar and Director, the Head of Student & Academic Administration (Student Systems) manages and provides strategic leadership to the Student Systems Section of the DSAA, ensuring they achieve their objectives in order to support the Department’s strategy, while providing an excellent customer and student experience. They will act as the institutional expert and recognised authority on matters and issues within the University relating to their designated Section, and they will actively contribute to, and assist with, the strategic development of the DSAA.

In the absence of the Academic Registrar and Director, the post holder (alongside the three other Section Heads) will act as their Deputy.

The Student Systems Section of the DSAA includes the following work areas: i) programme, examination and induction week timetabling; ii) student records system management and support; iii) student systems development; iv) learner analytics; v) business intelligence, and vi) student-related external returns and data standards.

If you would like an informal conversation about the role, please contact Stephen Wiggins, Academic Registrar & Director, on 023 9284 3282 or by email at stephen.wiggins@port.ac.uk

For detailed information about the vacancy, please select this link: ZZ004235. - Head of Student and Academic Administration (Student Services).docx

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