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Doctoral Programmes Officer

Job title Doctoral Programmes Officer

Department Doctoral College

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

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Monday 20 June 2022

Closing date Wednesday 06 July 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CH9560

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We are looking for a Doctoral Programmes Officer to join our Doctoral College.

About the role:

You will lead a small team providing a high-quality administration service for doctoral students and supervisors on a portfolio of professional doctorate programmes - Doctor of Health, Doctor of Policy Research & Practice and Doctor of Education. You will also provide administrative support to one or more of these programmes.

You will ensure that effective administrative processes are developed and maintained across your team, liaising as appropriate with Directors of Study, colleagues in the Doctoral College, Academic Registry, Finance and other professional services. Creation and maintenance of accurate student records for doctoral students on our student record system SAMIS/SITS (including candidature, changes of circumstance, supervision, progress reports, examination arrangements and outcomes) will be crucial. 

Working closely with the Head of Professional Doctorate Administration, you will pro-actively seek to review policies and procedures, with a view to harmonising processes across programmes within your team, and to other professional doctorate teams. 

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

About you:

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Demonstrate a good use of initiative
  • Have the ability to multi-task
  • Be able to prioritise a high workload
  • An appreciation of doctoral students, especially those that would study a Professional Doctorate programme

For an informal discussion, please contact the Head of Professional Doctorate Administration, Dr John Brice, (01225) 386033 or e-mail: j.r.brice@bath.ac.uk 

The Doctoral College supports and enriches the experience of doctoral researchers and plays a key role in developing policy and strategy for doctoral study. It also supports recruitment to doctoral study programmes, manages student and programme administration, provides professional skills development and helps students to feel supported, from enquiry through to graduation, wherever and however they choose to study.

Further information about the Doctoral College and what we do, please click here.

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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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 the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.