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Assessment and Awards Officer

Swansea University - Academic Services

Location: Swansea
Salary: £30,497 to £34,304 per annum [APM Grade 7]
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd June 2022
Closes: 24th July 2022
Job Ref: SD02744

Academic Services; the post-holder may be required to work across the University sites as required

Student Academic Services is a constituent element of the Academic Services Directorate which provides high quality professional services to students, staff and external stakeholders in aspects relating to academic administration for taught and research programmes of study, including student cases, complaints, examinations, assessment and progression and degree and award congregations. Its remit is to support the University’s strategic ambitions and to deliver, where appropriate, institution wide change, affecting improvements in key strategic areas to enhance the Swansea student experience. Academic Services is proud to hold the Cabinet Office’s Customer Service Excellence Award and Investors in People Silver Award and will continue to ensure service excellence through engagement, partnership and innovation.

The primary aim of the Awards and Assessment Officer will be to make positive contributions to the development, delivery and monitoring of services and policy relating to awards and assessment to enable effective provision of a high-quality student experience.

The post holder will undertake work relating to assessment and awards including student assessment, servicing examination boards, and managing change of circumstances applications, including programme transfers, suspensions and withdrawals.

This role will suit applicants who are highly organised, proactive, and able to work to tight deadlines under pressure, anticipating problems which may arise.

The role will involve servicing examination boards and undertaking follow-up actions including preparing minutes and confirming student results, so the ability to work to a high degree of accuracy and possession of strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.

Experience of working in assessment and examination boards, and a demonstrable understanding of the principles, regulations and practices relating to student assessment is essential.

For further information, please contact Andrea Watkins (Andrea.Watkins@swansea.ac.uk)

Further details about Student Academic Services can be found at: Academic Services - Swansea University

Applicants are asked to provide a completed online application providing evidence against the essential criteria in the recruitment documentation. Applicants may also attach an up-to-date CV to the application.

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and welcome diverse applications from the following protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.

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