Student Services Assistant (Geography) Job at University of Edinburgh – in Edinburgh

Job Description

The School of GeoSciences is one of the largest Schools in the University, with a wide range of courses and programmes for undergraduate and postgraduate students. As an experienced and well-organised team-player, you will provide effective administrative support within the School of GeoSciences Teaching Organisation, specifically for one of our three undergraduate disciplines.

The School of GeoSciences has two Teaching Offices across two sites and three buildings supporting undergraduate and postgraduate teaching for over 1200 students and 135 academic staff. With relevant administrative experience, you will be able to demonstrate excellent organisation and administrative skills, and ability to exercise judgement and initiative to plan and deliver work within an annual cycle. You should be proactive as well as be able to work as part of a team.

Your skills and attributes for success:
School education to Standard Grade or equivalent plus considerable relevant work experience providing secretarial or administrative support

Proven excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Evidence of resourcefulness and ability to use initiative and work without direct supervision

Proven ability to plan and prioritise own workload and work as part of a team

Competent with Microsoft Office and good IT skills

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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 pension scheme , staff discounts, family friendly initiatives , flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator 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.

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

As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

The College of Science and Engineering (CSE) is one of the largest and highest-ranked science and engineering groupings in the UK. Headed by Professor David Robertson, CSE comprises seven Schools (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, GeoSciences, Informatics, Mathematics, and Physics and Astronomy) as well as a national supercomputing centre (the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre) and the Bayes Centre for interdisciplinary data science and innovation. We extend beyond the University through many joint activities – for example we host the cross-Scotland DataLab innovation Centre, we are a founding partner in the Scottish Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre, and we are a partner in UK-wide collaborations including the Alan Turing Institute and the Rosalind Franklin Institute. Most Schools are located 2 miles south of the city centre at the King’s Buildings whilst Informatics, EPCC and Bayes are located in the University’s Central Area near George Square. The College has over 3,000 academic and support staff, and educates some 6,000 undergraduates, over 1000 taught postgraduates and more than 2,000 research students. It is in the front rank of UK university science and engineering groupings for research quality and income, and is a key player in many European and international research consortia.

In the 2014 REF over 95% of our staff were submitted. Of our seven submissions, four of which were as a joint research school in combination with a strategic research university partner through pooling, 3 were ranked top in the UK and all 7 were in the top 5 in their discipline in the Times Higher Power rankings.

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