Senior Programme Support Officer

United Kingdom
26 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
02 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Applicants must provide evidence of their right to work in the UK as BPP is unable to provide visa sponsorship

Job Profile Administration - Administrative Roles
Contract Type Fixed Term

Job Purpose

The Senior Programme Support Officers will work together with the Director of Law School Delivery and the Programme Support Officers to ensure that all Law School administrative and support processes are properly set up and aligned across all programmes. As a team, they will be responsible for ensuring an excellent student journey through the Law School. They will also assist the Director of Law School Delivery in the successful transition from the current regulatory regimes to the new regime. The work of the Programme Support team is organised into three broad areas of responsibility, focusing on the following aspects of the student journey:

  • Pre-registration
  • On-programme
  • Examinations

Key Responsibilities:

While undertaking the core Programme Support Officer responsibilities (see below), the Senior Programme Support Officer will take on extra responsibility working with the Programme Support Manager to manage the team day to day and ensure that the team processes run smoothly, as well as being an escalation point for the Programme Support Officer team when dealing with more complicated issues and student queries.

Core Responsibilities of a Programme Support Officer (including but not limited to):

  • Working with the Director of Law School Delivery to build and maintain relationships between the Law School and key BPP operations teams, including but not limited to Admissions, SRO, Student Finance, Timetabling Unit, EAO and Student Advice.
  • Building expert knowledge in the Law School administrative and support processes to work within a dedicated delivery team.
  • Providing students with excellent customer service and issue resolution.
  • Acting as a first point of contact for all non-academic student queries
  • Building a good understanding of all Law School administrative and support processes to allow flexible working across the areas of responsibility, as required.
  • Generally to assist the Law School Team to effectively manage Law School students and ensure the smooth operation of all programmes,
  • To be part of a rota of staff from within the Law School who sit with the Student Advice and Guidance team to give front facing student advice and guidance.

Department Law School - Delivery
Vacancy location UK, Nationwide, Nationwide

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 have ‘difficult conversations'
  • Able to deal with difficult/sensitive issues
  • 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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