Exams, Awards and Graduation Manager

Southampton, United Kingdom
£39,739 to £50,296 per annum
12 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Student Systems and Operations

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £39,739 to £50,296 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 25 January 2022
Interview Date:   Tuesday 15 February 2022
Reference:  1526521GX

The postholder will be expected to work mainly on-campus, as this is necessary for the fulfilment of awards verification services, and support for examinations; the team is primarily working on-site.

Student and Academic Administration is engaged in a broad range of activities which support the student lifecycle and student experience, including enrolment, curriculum quality, planning and timetabling, assessment, award and graduation. Our work is delivered in functional teams through the central Registry and Faculty-based student offices, aiming to provide a consistently high quality service to students.

The Exams, Awards and Graduation Manager is an exciting opportunity to lead and manage change across a key area of the University’s business. The pandemic has significantly changed the way we assess and graduate students. We are looking for someone to innovate in this area, developing new service propositions and ways of working.

As Exams, Awards and Graduation Manager, you will lead a team responsible for the provision of degree verification and transcript services to graduates, students and employers, and for the co-ordination of assessment processes, in-person examinations, awards and graduation datasets, marking the transition from student to alumni.  You will work collaboratively with colleagues in academic departments and across the Student Experience Directorate, to design and deliver high-quality services and innovative use of technology, performance data and continuous improvement.

You will need to have extensive experience managing resources, budgets and risks, for large scale activities with competing timescales. As the University settles into new ways of working and responding to our students' needs and wants, you will need to demonstrate creativity, resilience and the ability to persuade. You should have a flexible approach, and a commitment to excellence in service quality. 

Interviews will be carried out on the 15th of February 2022.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Zoë Heathcote, Associate Director (Student Systems and Operations), at

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 Hannah Nash (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Please quote reference 1526521GX on all correspondence.

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