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Senior Admissions Assistant

Newcastle University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £25,742 to £26,444 with progression to £27,979 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th June 2024
Closes: 23rd June 2024
Job Ref: 27293

Company description:

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

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The Role


Part of the Academic Services Hub and External Relations Directorate, the Admissions Team are responsible for processing decisions for all Undergraduate and Postgraduate applications to the University. The role of Senior Admissions Assistant is key in meeting the recruitment targets to the University.

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to work in our Admissions team at Newcastle University. 

The role involves handling enquiries and applications from students from across the globe. Primarily you will be processing applications for postgraduate programmes - making selection decisions on applications, maintaining admission records, generating appropriate correspondence, and responding to applicant and academic selectors' enquiries.

You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and a commitment to deliver an outstanding customer experience in an internationally focused environment. You will be numerate and possess strong IT skills. You will have experience of working within a busy, high-volume customer focused service, and be able to work accurately with excellent attention to detail.

Please take a look at the job description for further information.

This post is fixed term until 31/12/2025

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Amanda Tilley, Postgraduate Admissions Manager at amanda.tilley@newcastle.ac.uk

Interviews will be held on 01 July.

We are committed to the professional career development of all our colleagues. You will benefit from a range of excellent development opportunities including internal and external training, specialist networking groups and opportunities to gain experience of other areas of Student Recruitment and Admissions and University professional services. 

To apply, please upload an up-to-date CV and a cover letter which outlines how you meet the essential requirements of the role set out in the person section of the role description. 

Interviews will be held on site at our Newcastle Campus where possible.

Newcastle University is a global University where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.

We are committed to being a fully inclusive university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all of our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing teams, we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and experiences reflect the diversity of our university and student population.

At Newcastle University we hold a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  We also hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze award in recognition of our work towards tackling race inequality in higher education REC.  We are a Disability Confident employer and will offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role as part of the offer and interview scheme.

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