The Department and role purpose:
The Student Immigration and Funding Service (SIFS) works with internal colleagues and external bodies to provide high quality advice and support relating to immigration legislation and financial support for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and applicants. The Service is part of the Academic Office. The Academic Office provides a professional administrative support service to staff, students, and potential students at Durham University. The Academic Registrar is the head of the department and is responsible to the Vice Provost (Education) for its management. The following services fall under the remit of the Academic Office:
- Curriculum, Learning and Assessment Student Immigration and Funding Student Registry
The post holder will support the Student Immigration and Funding Service in delivering a comprehensive and professional support service to students, providing direct operational support on behalf of the Head of SIFS dealing with operational aspects of his/her areas of responsibility and supporting the wider office by providing support as required.
Primarily, the post will be reviewing the current IT solutions used by the service and will recommend and implement system improvements to support the improved efficiency of the team.
The post holder will also work closely with all managers in the Student Immigration and Funding Service, providing additional administrative and systems support during busy periods as appropriate.
The post holder will play a key part in the supporting a customer-focussed, efficient, and professional service dedicated to ensuring that students applying to and attending Durham University receive excellent immigration and financial support.
The post is full time, fixed term for an 18 month period and may be offered on an internal secondment basis subject to the agreement of the current line manager.
What you are required to submit
1. A CV;
2. A covering letter which details your experience, strengths and potential in the requirements set out in the essential and desirable criteria;