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Doctoral College Senior Administrative Officer

Southampton, United Kingdom
£29,605 to £33,966 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Doctoral College

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £29,605 to £33,966 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 21 May 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2711524BT

Work with us to build a world-leading Doctoral College delivering outstanding student experience 

Do you have excellent administrative skills, enjoy planning, supporting a team and being part of something important that makes a difference to students?

The University of Southampton Doctoral College supports PhD students, also known as doctoral researchers or Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs). - Delivering all aspects of the lifecycle from admission to graduation, this varied role is integral to delivering outstanding student experience and delivering the University strategy.

You’ll use your continuous improvement skills to ensure processes are as streamlined and effective as possible, support in the training and development of staff and have responsibility for the delivery of operational processes. You will have a high level of organisational skill and the ability to manage multiple tasks to deadlines and be comfortable with change.  You will be positive and proactive about working collegially and achieving your full potential, while supporting others to do the same.  You will use your abilities and skills to quickly become an expert in all aspects of Postgraduate Research administration and environment. Above all, you will have a passion for maximising the student experience.

You will work with professional service teams and academics across the University and in the process gain a wide understanding of how different service providers operate and the support they provide.  

About us:

Our University aims to create an environment where everyone can thrive. We are active in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity believing we can only meet our objectives if we are reflective of society. We are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work.

We encourage applications from candidates from minority ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+; and people with disabilities. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly and those who have taken a career break.  We have a hybrid-working model.

We offer a generous holiday allowance of 20 days annual leave, plus 6 university closure days and 8 UK bank holidays. We will support your long-term future with access to a pension scheme, subsidised health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts. 

What next? 

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for more details. If you’d like an informal discussion about the post please contact Helen Flynn, (

When you complete the application, please provide comprehensive answers to the Supporting Statements.

We want to build a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you are excited about this opportunity but don’t align perfectly with the person specification, we strongly encourage you to apply or get in touch to discuss further.


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