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Student Progression Assistant

University of Salford - Salford Business School

Location: Salford
Salary: £27,181 to £30,488
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th December 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024
Job Ref: 2146

Opportunity

The University of Salford is now looking for an enthusiastic Student Progression Assistant!

Enabling students to succeed is the cornerstone of our provision here at Salford Business School. One key measure of success for students is seeing out their studies through to graduation, ultimately gaining a degree and the skills needed to go out and achieve their goals. The Business School are looking for two fixed term Student Progression Assistants to support this work.

Alongside a supportive team of academics and professional service colleagues, the Student Progression Assistants play a key role in supporting student retention by accessing data around engagement. As experts in university policy and procedures, they are a key in school contact for students who find they are struggling with their studies.

The Student Progression Administrators are a crucial link with university central services such as Counselling and Wellbeing – helping to ensure our students get the tailored support they need to succeed. They are the main team in the school who provide pastoral support and advice.

The Student Progression Administrators report directly to the Student Experience Manager in the school and are the core element of the student experience team in the Business School. It’s an exciting time to join the team, as we look to innovate and bolster our student experience provision in the school. The focus is on proactive rather than reactive work, and we are investing in this area to make that a firm focus.

A bit about Salford Business School

Industry collaborations, knowledge transfer partnerships (KTPs), research partnerships, international exchanges, student opportunities, outreach activities - these are just some of the ways we connect and work together.

As a Small Business Charter accredited School, we are proud to work in partnership with a wide range of regional businesses, from SMEs to multinationals, supporting growth and productivity in Greater Manchester and the wider region.

We are in the top 5 HESA ranking for SME engagement and the first university in the UK to gain a Social Enterprise Gold Mark.

We deliver opportunities across business, law and accounting, where our students gain real-world knowledge and develop future-focused skills in a supportive and inclusive environment. Along the way, they learn to be curious, adaptable and confident, ready to meet the digital, ethical and sustainability challenges of the 21st century.

What’s in it for you?

Competitive salary - and excellent pension scheme

Generous annual leave - plus the option to buy additional days.

Flexible working - we support a culture of flexible and hybrid working, subject to business requirements.

Professional development - a comprehensive package of training and development opportunities to help you achieve your full potential.

Our community – there’s a real sense of belonging here at Salford. We value diversity — in backgrounds and in experiences. Our difference makes us stronger, and together we share a passion for improving students’ lives.

The perks! MySalford, our online employee portal, offers a wide range of lifestyle benefits and discounts.

Wellbeing – your wellbeing is our priority. We have a wide range of dedicated services and facilities to support your mental and physical health.

Sustainable Salford - We embed sustainability in all aspects of university life and have a commitment to becoming NetZero Carbon by 2038.

At the University of Salford we are committed to an inclusive approach to promoting equality and diversity.

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