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Programmes Officer (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Job title Programmes Officer (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Department Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Salary Starting from £27,116, rising to £33,309

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Monday 06 June 2022

Closing date Sunday 26 June 2022

Interview date Tuesday 05 July 2022

Reference CH9455

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The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences is looking for an experienced and self-motivated Programmes Officer to provide maternity leave cover in our Taught Programmes Team.

About the role 

You will play a vital role in supporting the coordination of the Faculty’s suite of Masters in Research (MRes) programmes across our six Departments. You will work with other administrators, Directors of Studies, the MRes Programme Director, the Doctoral College and the South West Doctoral Training Partnership institutions to ensure the smooth and efficient administration of the MRes programmes. This will include developing common systems and processes standardised on best practice, ensuring that University regulations and procedures are adhered to, as well as seeking enhancements and efficiencies.

Working closely with the Programmes Managers, you will also lead and deliver on faculty-wide projects, taking responsibility for managing specific projects and functional areas. 

This is a part-time (18.25 hours) fixed-term post from August 2022 until August 2023, or the early return of the postholder. 

Key activities

  • Oversight of all Faculty MRes programmes as well as day to day programme support
  • Student and staff enquiries
  • Student data management
  • Processing student assessments and results
  • Developing common systems and processes

About you 

  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Ability to manage a busy workload, multi-task and prioritise
  • Leadership and effective teamwork
  • Strong digital literacy

We care about delivering excellent service, student and staff wellbeing, and University reputation. If this approach resonates with you and you are a great teammate who also enjoys working independently, we would love to receive an application from you.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Programmes Manager (Operations) Elise Whittleton on (01225) 386492 or email emm22@bath.ac.uk however, please ensure your application is submitted via the University website. 

About the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences brings together six departments with an excellent reputation for both teaching and research. More information regarding our courses may be found here: http://www.bath.ac.uk/departments/faculty-of-humanities-social-sciences/

As a Faculty, we embrace change and provide a supportive environment in which to grow, offering professional development opportunities with a strong belief in the value of investing in our people and teams. We arrange Faculty Away days, social events, book/craft clubs and are open to new ideas. We love to support our local community and charities through fundraising events.

Hybrid working is one of the many ways we recognise the importance of achieving a positive work life balance. Whilst the exact days you can work remotely will differ between teams and departments, it should provide you with greater flexibility, provided you are in the UK. Learn more about our future ways of working and explore further at interview.

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 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.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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