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Faculty Postgraduate Administrator

University of Bristol - Life Sciences Faculty Team

Location: Bristol
Salary: £24,948 to £27,929 pro rata per annum
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th November 2022
Closes: 8th December 2022
Job Ref: SUPP109271

The role

The Faculty of Life Sciences is looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the busy Faculty Educational Team to support the educational activities of the Faculty by supporting the delivery of administrative support for postgraduate research programmes across the student lifecycle, to include support for students and staff within the Faculty. 

The Postgraduate Research Administrative Team works closely with colleagues and students across the Faculty to provide high quality advice and guidance on matters relating to the student lifecycle from Admissions, Registration, Graduation and beyond.  The team is responsible for the student record and for maintaining the integrity of student data through the student journey.  

What will you be doing?

You will have responsibility for the delivery of the routine activities of the team as they relate to postgraduate students, with a focus on maintaining the student record, initiating and monitoring annual student progress activities, co-ordination of arrangements for Faculty Academic Misconduct Panels and finance. You will work closely with the Faculty PGR Director and the School Graduate Directors to support students during their programmes and deliver outstanding student experience.  

You should apply if

  • You have an ability to work in a busy and demanding environment, under pressure at times; to produce accurate work to deadlines, with attention to detail, handling often large amounts of data
  • You have very good written and verbal communication skills; very good interpersonal skills; sensitivity to others’ points of view; ability to work well as a member of a team and to form and maintain effective and productive professional relationships
  • You are adaptable, with a flexible approach to work to meet needs of team
  • You can demonstrate tact and diplomacy together with an aptitude for dealing sympathetically with difficult people or situations
  • You can be discreet and protect confidentiality and have an awareness of relevant legal requirements
  • You are committed to service quality and are responsive to the needs of others (e.g. staff and students)
  • You have experience of assessing and responding to non-routine work queries and use of initiative to solve problems (or referring to line manager as appropriate)

Additional information

For informal enquiries please contact Sue Summerill (fls-gam@bristol.ac.uk).

The University of Bristol aims to be a place where everyone feels able to be themselves and do their best in an inclusive working environment where all colleagues can thrive and reach their full potential. We want to attract, develop, and retain individuals with different experiences, backgrounds and perspectives – particularly people of colour, LGBT+ and disabled people - because diversity of people and ideas remains integral to our excellence as a global civic institution.

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