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Student Conduct Officer

University of Essex - Academic Section

Location: Colchester
Salary: £27,116 to £30,497 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th October 2021
Closes: 17th October 2021
Job Ref: REQ05213

We are looking for a Student Conduct Officer to support the operation of the Code of Student Conduct and ensure that our conduct procedures are implemented in an integrated, supportive and effective way, ensuring timely outcomes for our students. 


The post is located in the Student Progress Team, which is part of the Academic Section. The Student Progress Team oversees the policy, processes and systems that underpin the student lifecycle and the completion of a University award, from the point of registration to graduation and beyond, ensuring excellence in service provision to students, academic staff and faculties, departments and schools. The team manages the student record and student progression, including policy and processes relating to student conduct, academic offences, academic appeals, fitness to practise, student engagement, student complaints and disclosure and barring checks.

Duties of the Role

Working as part of a professional services team, the Student Conduct Officer will provide support for student conduct work, investigating allegations of minor breaches and supporting the work of the wider team. The post holder will be responsible for co-ordinating, monitoring and reporting on cases, and will provide support for conduct committees. In supporting the work to implement our Code, the post holder will lead and support the development of documentation, guidance and resources.

This is a full-time, fixed-term post until 31 July 2022 to cover a period of business demand which is above generally accepted fluctuations.

 Skills and qualifications required

Applicants should possess an honours degree (2.1 or above) or substantial equivalent experience. Applicants will bring relevant experience and have worked successfully within a regulatory framework or procedure-driven environment, and be able to gather and analyse information. They will have excellent interpersonal skills: be able to deliver advice; and also be approachable and sensitive to complex situations. They will have excellent organisational skills; be a confident IT user; and have excellent record keeping and data management. Applicants will promote the University’s values and make a positive contribution to fostering a safe culture and creating a welcoming and inclusive community.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity 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, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives.

Please use the 'Apply' button 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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