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Salary: £23,700 with progression to £25,138 per annum

Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.

Closing Date: 19 June 2024

The Role

Working as part of the Professional Services Team in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, you will provide administrative and professional support to ensure the smooth and effective running of degree programmes within the school. As part of this role, you will collaborate closely with the Clinical Director and our NHS partners, specifically focusing on clinical administration, for example, the co-ordination of placements within a healthcare setting.

We are looking for a candidate who can work alongside our diverse student body, academic staff, and NHS stakeholders. Your organisational skills and ability to prioritise tasks will be essential... in ensuring the delivery of degree programmes within the school. You will be able to work flexibly to support the broader team's objectives and initiatives.

This is a full-time position with an open-ended contract.

To apply, please complete an online application and upload a CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter is a supporting statement, and you should outline how you meet the essential criteria of the role, and evidence this with examples.

Interviews to take place on Tuesday 2nd July.

Please direct informal enquires to Chloe Burn at chloe.burn@ncl.ac.uk.

For more information about the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, please click here.

Key Accountabilities
• To work as part of a team providing a comprehensive administrative service for the Learning and Teaching functions of the school
• Provide, check and update student and education-related data and documentation using University systems
• Co-ordinate and provide administrative support for designated committees, including meeting organisation, dissemination of documents and minute-taking
• Responsible for the completion of tasks that are unique to the discipline or programme for example, examinations and workshop coordination
• To work flexibly and develop a good working knowledge of relevant administrative systems
• To carry out other duties, as defined by line manager, which assist to the successful achievement of the School’s vision and strategy

The Person

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
• Ability to prioritise own work and remain calm under pressure to manage competing deadlines, and ensures that all activities are completed on time
• Good digital skills, including good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
• Good attention to detail
• Good organisational skills with ability to solve problems
• Ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing
• Experience of providing a professional, customer-focused administrative service

• Experience of committee servicing and minute writing

Attributes and Behaviour
• Has a positive attitude for doing things better
• Looks for ways to make immediate improvements
• Uses own and other's time effectively
• Keeps fellow team members up to date with progress
• Willing to help others and distribute workloads
• Takes responsibility for achieving own targets


• Grades A-C in English Language and Mathematics at GCSE (or equivalent) or vocational qualifications

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.

In addition, we are a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

Requisition ID: 27139
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