Job Description

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science

School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

1x Open-Ended

The Opportunity:

The role of Postgraduate Administrator in the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences includes involvement in a range of areas of postgraduate administration including but not restricted to; programme and student support (both on campus and on-line), marketing, finance record management and event management.

Reporting to the Head of Postgraduate Administration you will provide effective and efficient administrative support, information and guidance on a daily basis to all academics and postgraduate students. You will be responsible for the administration and effective running of MSc programmes across the School as well as future online courses and programmes developed and run across PPLS.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Vocational qualifications (N/SVQ 3, ONC or equivalent) plus typically at least 2 years’ work experience in a relevant role or School education to standard grade or equivalent plus typically 3 years’ relevant work experience.
  • A proven background and strongly developed sense of customer service delivery and a student focused approach.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Initiative and judgment to resolve many day-to-day problems independently.
  • As a valued member of our team you can expect:

    An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits , staff discounts, , flexible working and much more. Access our for further information and use our to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

    The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

    PPLS welcomes applications from candidates belonging to groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the department, including, but not limited to, males and ethnic minorities.

    Interviews will be held early November and we shall allow at least 1.5 weeks’ notice to shortlisted candidates ahead of the interview date.

    Please note that interviews will be held on line, but the role is expected to involve on campus and remote working as required in line with University and Scottish Government guidance.

    A start date of on or around early December 2021 is preferable but this can be negotiated for the most appropriate candidate as required.

    Application information:

    We ask you to include a current CV and cover letter with names of three referees who may be contacted at a later date (please note if you do not wish for anyone to be contacted until after an offer has been made).

    We invite candidates to use their cover letter to highlight professional and personal experiences that maybe relevant to role. PPLS interview panels will take submitted documents into account when assessing applications in line with listed criteria, including acknowledging areas of potential impact such as caring responsibilities, family leave and health related matters.

    More information on how to submit your application can be found .

    If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our webpages.

    The University is unable to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. International applicants will therefore be unable to apply for and secure a Skilled Worker visa. They will only be able to take up this role if they can demonstrate an alternative right to work in the UK.

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