The role

This position is based within the University’s Student Funding Service and is normally based in the Student Centre at 272 High Holborn, staff are currently working at home. In the autumn term there will be an expectation for hybrid working.

The post holder will have the following administrative responsibilities within a Service context, relating to the dispersal of a range of funds to students:

  • Administration and allocation of all funds provided by government agencies including, the Student Loans Company, US Department of Education; and other the University Funds.
  • To deal with enquiries regarding all the funds administered by Student Funding Service including Scholarships and Bursaries, Student loans, University Awards and Prizes provided from the internal and external fund sources.
  • The post holder will be expected to provide and deliver professional duty and expertise in areas covered by the Student Funding Service and liaise with other departments across the University including but not limited to Finance, Student Advice Service, Development Team, Web Team and Academic Registry.

    The post holder may be required to take an administrative lead and Service delivery for a specific area of funding, for example Scholarship Administration, FE Funding, University Hardship Funds, US Loans or SLC administration.

    The Student Funding Service at University of the Arts London is an integral part of Student Services, and the student journey and experience as a whole. We aim to improve the student experience by providing professional duty and expertise in areas covered by the Student Funding Service.

    Why choose us?

    University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.

    Every position within the University plays an important part in shaping future creative professionals, and impacts on the future of so many creative industries. Expert management of the organisation is essential to ensuring that this continues and so will your contribution to the Student Funding Service.

    Your profile

    You will be an experienced funding administrator, who is well versed in student funding processes, a methodical problem-solver with excellent communication skills, you will be thorough and have a keen eye for detail with the ability to prioritise work. These skills and qualities will probably have been gained within a similar administrative setting within a University or College of Higher Education, or in a similar environment.

    It is essential that you have a good understanding of the student finance regulations, relevant application procedures and specific student finance arrangements for different categories of student funding.

    In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, an occupational salary pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. Relocation assistance is available.

    Please submit your application as soon as possible, as should a sufficient number of applications be received this vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date.

    UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

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