Senior Administrative Officer

Southampton, United Kingdom
£25,217 to £30,046
Tuesday, 27 July 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 8 August 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Student & Academic Administration

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £25,217 to £30,046
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Sunday 08 August 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1448021GX

Exams, Awards & Graduation Team

This post presents an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated administrator to join our busy and varied team. The role will support all functional areas with specific oversight on the Awards area. You will be responsible for the supervision of staff, facilitation of processes and procedures, and working with the co-level 3s and Team Leader to ensure efficient and effective services to students, stakeholders and colleagues. 

You will be an excellent team player with effective partnership working, excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills. You will have the ability to adapt to change quickly, maintaining receptiveness to new ideas and approaches. You will also be able to plan and prioritise your own short, medium and long-term work activities as well as those of your team and be able to use your own initiative and judgement to resolve problems. In addition, you will have a commitment to delivering excellent services and have a keen eye for detail and quality. 

To support the diverse range of activities we deliver in the student lifecycle we are seeking someone who can demonstrate excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills. You must be able to demonstrate that you can work accurately and within relevant policies and procedures. You will be an excellent team player with a proven ability to work proactively; problem-solving is a huge element of our customer support. You will be friendly, well organised and adaptable. Experience in events is desirable, strong organisational skills and customer service focus are essential.

This post is an administrative and supervisory role with a strong element of events planning and as such is not purely a ‘desk job’ there’s lots of variety and activity to be involved with which is usually what attracts and appeals to people looking for an exciting and engaging role. Due to our diverse workload and tasking, some elements of our work can only be completed in-office/on campus. 

If you would like to discuss this post, please contact the Team Leader, Rebbecca Elms on to arrange a discussion.

Closing Date:  Sunday 8 August. 

Recruitment Activity Days:  Thursday 19 & Friday 20 August 

These are a half day either AM or PM and comprise of a Group Activity, Competency Test and an Interview, if you have a preference for a particular session or one you need to avoid, please indicate in the application on the supporting information/ cover letter option. 

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Annabelle Trimm (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1448021GX on all correspondence.

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