Assessment Operations Officer - Academic Services
- Job Reference: REQ005947
- Date Posted: Friday, 3 September 2021
- Application Closing Date: Sunday, 26 September 2021
- Location: Preston Campus
- Grade/Salary: E (£22,847 - £25,627)
- Basis: Indefinite
- Job Category / Type: Professional Services
- School/Service: Life Cycle Division – Academic Registry
- Hours: Full time (36.25 hours per week - 1.0 FTE)
- Interview Date: To be confirmed
This is a vacancy for an Assessment Operations Officer to join the Assessment Operations Team within the Life Cycle Division of Academic Registry. The focus of the post will be providing support for the assessment process, from central examinations, through assessment boards to graduation and production of award documentation.
We are looking for an enthusiastic person who will work with colleagues across the institution to support the effective operation of a wide range of activities related to Assessment. They will work with colleagues to ensure that students’ examinations are organised effectively, that their achievements are accurately recorded, that their awards are celebrated at graduation and finally their award documents are issued. They will also liaise with academic colleagues and other professional services to ensure that the academic regulations for assessment are followed and students’ exam assessment needs are met.
Candidates will possess a high degree of flexibility and a willingness to adapt to the changing demands of an increasingly busy service.
The successful candidate will have the ability to work consistently under pressure, be familiar with a variety of IT systems and have the ability to prioritise work to meet deadlines. They will have good attention to detail, people skills, be tactful, be able to maintain confidentiality and have an ability to focus in order to ensure accuracy. They must also have a high level of verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work with a diverse range of people on a daily basis.
Applicants will ideally have experience of working in an HE/FE environment and will need to be comfortable using a variety of IT systems and learning new systems quickly thereby ensuring that the University is well-placed to meet the changing requirements of the sector.
Able to prioritise a busy workload and multitask, applicants must be flexible and a team player. You must be a confident communicator, skilled at taking minutes and maintaining data base information.
Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.