Teaching Office Administrator Job at University of Edinburgh – in Edinburgh

Job Description

UE05 £23,067-£26,715

College of Science & Engineering

School of Physics & Astronomy

The post is offered on an open ended basis, 35 hours per week

1 post

The Opportunity:
The School of Physics and Astronomy is seeking a Teaching Office Administrator to provide high quality administrative support to students and academic staff within the School’s Teaching Office team. You will have specific responsibility for the administration of multiple courses on Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught Programmes, each with different requirements.

Your skills and attributes for success:
A good standard of education is required, for example at HNC level, or standard grades, with proficiency in English and Maths being particularly important, plus typically three years’ experience in a role performing academic administration.

With strong organisational skills, excellent communication skills and an ability to deal sensitively with people, you will be able to demonstrate high levels of accuracy and a pro-active approach to problem solving. Excellent IT skills in Microsoft Office and experience of using a student record system are required. Previous experience of a student facing role in higher education and experience of web editing and using databases are desirable.

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This post is based in the James Clerk Maxwell Building, at the King’s Buildings, but may at times be required to work at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh on Blackford Hill.

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 Tier 2/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 School of Physics and Astronomy is in the College of Science & Engineering and comprises the Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics (IPNP), the Institute for Condensed Matter and Complex Systems (ICMCS) and the Institute for Astronomy (IfA). We have around seventy academic staff, over 100 research staff and around 50 professional services staff.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework the School was ranked 2nd of the large Physics departments in UK universities and 4th overall. The submission was a joint exercise with St Andrews University (PHYESTA).

The School runs undergraduate programmes at BSc and MPhys level in Physics, Mathematical Physics, Theoretical Physics, Computational Physics, Astrophysics and (jointly with the School of Chemistry) Chemical Physics. The undergraduate programme has flexible entry and exit points, creating courses of variable duration and level. The School accepts around 175 new undergraduates into its programmes each year and has current student populations of around 680 undergraduates, 55 taught postgraduates and 220 research postgraduates.

We aim to ensure that our culture and systems support flexible and family-friendly working and recognise and value diversity across all our staff and students. The School has an active programme offering support and professional development for all staff; providing mentoring, training, and networking opportunities.

The School of Physics and Astronomy holds Athena SWAN Silver and IoP Juno Champion awards, in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality.

Further information about the School can be viewed at http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk

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