Skip to main content
Doctoral Recruitment Administrator

Job title Doctoral Recruitment Administrator

Department Doctoral College

Salary Starting from £25,138, rising to £28,759

Grade Grade 5

Placed on Thursday 14 September 2023

Closing date Sunday 01 October 2023

Interview date Thursday 12 October 2023

Reference CH10982

Apply Online


An opportunity has arisen working in the Doctoral Recruitment & Admissions Team to provide a professional admission's service to prospective doctoral students, applicants for doctoral study and academic staff.

If you enjoy working with detail and have good customer service experience, then you are encouraged to apply.

About the role

As a team, we work together to provide a friendly, fair and equitable admissions process that allows applicants to present themselves and their qualifications in the best possible way. 

In this role, you will work closely with other Doctoral College staff and with the Faculty of Science, as well as with professional services representatives and academic colleagues, empowering them to recruit the very best doctoral candidates from across the globe. You will answer enquiries, process applications for doctoral study, coordinate and administer various doctoral funding competitions and assist with wider doctoral recruitment activities.

This role is available on a full-time (36.5 hours per week) permanent basis.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will need to be highly organised, able to manage a busy workload with conflicting priorities and have an excellent eye for detail, thus enabling the team to uphold its high standards in recruitment and admissions and ensuring that our services are efficient and effective. You will also need to uphold University admissions regulations, as well as compliance issues relating to fees and funding, student immigration and contracts.

We are currently working to develop harmonised systems and processes, so being able to adapt and work with change is key. 

In order to enable success, it is essential that you recognise and value good communication and are able to work closely with the rest of the Doctoral Admissions Team, as well as being able to work on your own initiative.

The team is currently following a hybrid model of working, and work in the office on a Tuesday and Thursday. You will be expected to work in the office on these days, with a choice of office or home working on the remaining days. 

For any informal enquiries, please contact Tracey Brend, Doctoral Admissions Manager, email address or Shyeni Paul, Director of Doctoral College Operations, email address Please make all applications via the University of Bath job site. Interviews will take place in person at the University of Bath's campus.

What we can offer you:

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

Email details to a friend

Further details:

Visa information

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK, you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / Indefinite Leave to Remain − please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.