Academic Administrator

London, United Kingdom
28 Jul 2021
End of advertisement period
08 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Profile Administration - Administrative Roles
Contract Type Permanent

Job Purpose

Members of the Law School Academic Administrator (Assessments) team will work together with the Director of Law School Delivery, the Programme Support Manager (Assessments) and the Senior Programme Support Officer to ensure that all Law School assessment related administrative support processes are properly set up and aligned across all programmes.    

The work of the Programme Support team is organised into four broad areas of responsibility, focusing on the following aspects of the student journey:

  • Pre-registration
  • Attendance
  • On-programme
  • Assessments

Each area of responsibility is managed by a Programme Support Manager with support from Senior Programme Support Officers.  The Academic Administration team will be managed by the Programme Support Manager (Assessments) with support from a Senior Programme Support Officer.  The core elements of the work the team will undertake are set out at the end of this job description however the team may be required to work flexibly across the three other areas of responsibility as determined by the Programme Support Managers to meet demands in workload as and when required so as to effectively manage Law School students and ensure the smooth operation of all programmes.

Job Background

BPP University Law School has a reputation for excellence in professional education built on a proven ability to offer students the skills they need to succeed in a legal career.  Working with over 150 law firms, BPP prides itself on being at the cutting edge of professional legal education giving students the core skills and a competitive advantage to ensure success.

The Solicitors Regulatory Authority is introducing the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) and the Bar Standards Board is proposing changes to the Bar Professional Training Course.  BPP considers that it is essential that BPP is positioned to offer the SQE across all its Law School programmes and deliver a market leading BPTC.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Building expert knowledge in the Law School administrative assessment support processes to work within a dedicated delivery team.
  • Acting as first point of contact for all student queries related to the administration of their examinations during their period of study at BPP University.
  • Providing administrative support for the conduct of Examination Boards.
  • Assisting with the processing and recording of deferral of assessments and assessment extension applications, and liaising with EAO to ensure the same are properly recorded in students' records
  • Ensuring that processes are in place to communicate with and manage Learning Support students on assessment days and that accurate records are maintained.
  • Liaising with EAO and advising on projected student numbers for assessment sits.
  • Dealing with student queries following the release of exam results around progression, completion and withdrawal and exam feedback
  • Assisting with the preparation for and smooth running of External Examiner visits
  • Ensuring accurate student records are maintained including achievement and progression.
  • Assisting with assessment administration including, for example, script organisation and allocation, arithmetical checking, script-to schedule checks, photocopying scripts for external examiners (where required).
  • Invigilating assessments as and when required.
  • Liaison with internal departments as necessary (e.g. IT, SRO, EAO)
  • Assisting with set-up of oral & skills as

Department Law School - Programmes & Students
Vacancy location UK, London, London Waterloo

Candidate Criteria


  • Experience of building and maintaining strong relationships with key internal stakeholders
  • Experience of data analysis and producing and managing documentation
  • Experience of working in an academic environment
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal – at all levels
  • Able to effectively plan, organise and prioritise workload and multi-task when necessary
  • Excellent IT and data analysis skills (particularly Excel) and an ability to develop new solutions and processes
  • Able to develop rapport and build and maintain strong working relationships with Law School students, tutors and other internal stakeholders
  • High attention to detail and strong administration and organisational skills
  • Able to work well in a team and be collaborative
  • Able to manage people and problems, resolve conflicts and find appropriate solutions
  • Self-motivated, able to work under pressure, make decisions and apply flexible solutions
  • Able to work on own initiative without daily supervision
  • Strong creative problem-solving skills


  • A relevant degree
  • Experience of working in the HE sector
  • Experience of using project management tools

Employment Details

Contract Hours 37.50
FTE 1.00
Salary Competitive

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