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PhD Programmes Manager

Contract Type
Part-Time, Permanent
From £28,721 to £33,244 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £35,768 pa
Expiry Date
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Job Description


International Development

PhD Programmes Manager

Salary from £28,721 to £33,244 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £35,768 pa inclusive of London allowance (pro rata)

This is a permanent, part time appointment for 17.5 hours per week (0.5FTE)

The Department of International Development is seeking a highly committed and motivated administrator to support the work of staff and students involved with its PhD programme. The Department is involved in a range of diverse activities and is a highly stimulating place in which to work.

You will be working in a small and friendly administrative team taking particular responsibility for the management of the PhD programme. Your duties will include proactively manage the administration of research degree programmes in the Department of International Development from admission to graduation, delivering a high level of customer service and developing a first class experience to research students.

You will also provide and an interface between research students and the Doctoral Programme Directors, Departmental Research Committee and central departments, and act as first point of reference for all research degree queries.

You must have experience of working in an administrative role, preferably in Higher Education and some experience of managing postgraduate programmes. Excellent verbal and written skills and ability to communicate effectively and confidentially with staff and graduate students at all levels are essential as is an ability to work with limited supervision and to use one’s own initiative.

In addition to a good salary the benefits that come with this job include a defined benefits pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities. We are flexible as to when the 17.5 hours per week will be worked.

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

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The closing date for receipt of applications is 04 June 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.