Description :

The Education Development Service (EDS), which comprises staff and student development services, has been reshaped to focus on working with Faculty-based colleagues in developing their teaching, assessment and student support. At this exciting time we are looking to strengthen the EDS team and are looking for a high-calibre Administrative Assistant to join our department.

The Administrative Assistant will work across the EDS team and report to the Finance and Administration Manager. The role will provide administrative & finance support for EDS related activities and initiatives. In particular, the post will support the work of the University’s new Digital Assessment Centre (DAC) working with students and staff in a friendly and effective manner whilst also supporting the booking and recording functions of that centre through effective use of various IT systems. This post is envisaged as a key role in maintaining a positive student experience, supporting staff and ensuring exam integrity for the DAC. Additional duties will focus around supporting the work of EDS’ other teams to deliver an effective and engaging service.

Key responsibilities of the role:

provide administrative & finance support for EDS related activities and initiativessupport the activities of the Digital assessment centre (DAC). The post-holder will be required to assist with administrative activities associated with the DAC, managing the physical DAC environment (including invigilation), supporting students and staff in their use of the specialist examination software and monitoring offsite exams.The post holder will be expected to perform assigned duties both at campus and from home, as arranged by the line manager.

Skills and Experience:

Educated to degree level or equivalent, or able to demonstrate equivalent work experience and relevant skills.A good standard of literacy and numeracy equivalent to GCSE English and Maths.IT skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office.Knowledge and some experience of clerical and administrative procedures and systems such as filing, record keeping and note taking.Good written and verbal communication skills.Able to demonstrate an organised approach to work and ability to prioritise different tasks.Work effectively as part of a small team.Able to work with people at all levels internally and externally.Good attention to detail and accuracy.Candidates should have experience of working in a similar fast-paced environment, be willing to undertake a wide range of tasks and be able to perform well under pressure.  You will need to work well with people, have a positive attitude and exceptional communication skills and have a great eye for details.  You must be familiar and comfortable with a variety of computer based tools.  

In return you will receive training, support of an excellent leadership team, together with an opportunity to make a real impact on our business.  EDS offers a friendly and supportive working environment and your engagement will reflect that approach.

To apply for this role, please complete the online application and upload a copy of your CV.  Candidates are advised to remove personal information to ensure a fair and transparent recruitment process.

With around 24,000 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate staff, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance is producing some of the country’s most employable graduates. 

We put £270 million into the regional economy and support thousands of jobs in the area. We're investing £260 million in our estate, including a major expansion of our city-centre campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities. The Complete University Guide ranked us as a top 30 UK university for spending on facilities in 2015.

Our staff and student community is defined by our core values, which outline who we are as a University and how we will work with each other. Our core values are Excellence, People focused, Partnership working and Fairness and integrity.

Closing Date: 12 Oct 2020
Category: Admin/Clerical

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