University of Bath

University of Bath

Doctoral Training and Events Officer (CC11690)

Job title Doctoral Training and Events Officer

Department Doctoral College

Salary Starting from £29,605, rising to £36,024

Grade Grade 6

Contract Type Full Time, Fixed Term

Placed on Monday 13 May 2024

Closing date Monday 27 May 2024

Interview date Monday 17 June 2024

Reference CC11690

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We are looking for an individual who would like to join the Doctoral College on a fixed-term basis until December 2024 to support the doctoral training and development programme.

You will provide operational support to our doctoral training programme. We have over 80 unique workshops and activities, so we need someone who is confident, organised with an eye for detail so these sessions are well organised and can run smoothly.

In addition to the training programme, you will take responsibility for managing our doctoral events and will be involved in some programme delivery. We run networking events, induction sessions, competitions, as well as writing retreats. We're looking for someone who is able to organise and deliver on many of these activities. Having supervisory experience will also help, as you'll be responsible for managing staff associated with these events.

Working in a training and development role is exciting as new trends emerge all the time. You will need to be comfortable working in a changing landscape and confident in managing multiple pieces of work at once.

About you

To be successful in the role you will need to:

  • enjoy working in a fast-paced and evolving and changing environment
  • you will enjoy working with students and will be interested in their development and improving the student experience
  • you will be an excellent planner, have strong communication skills and will be able to connect with people
  • be open-minded and willing to try new things and new ways of working
  • have excellent organisational skills as you will need to manage various projects and work to deadlines
  • Further information

    The Doctoral College provides support to all prospective and current doctoral students to enable them to join and thrive in our research community. This role will be located within the Doctoral Development Team which comprises of 2FTE roles, with some additional administrative support.

    We provide a supportive working environment. Colleagues are currently working hybrid with some of their time at home and some time on campus.

    For this role, there is an expectation that you will have to be on campus for approximately 2-3 working days per week. You will also be expected to be on campus for any planned events and activities.

    This is a fixed-term contract for up to 6 months to cover a period of parental leave until December 2024.

    For an informal discussion please contact Oli Schofield, Doctoral Training and Development Manager by email at [email protected]

    What we can offer you
  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • Find out more about our benefits.

    We consider ourselves to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. We are committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for our students, staff, and community by reinforcing our Safer Recruitment commitment.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

    Further details:
  • Job Description & Person Specification

  • Terms and Conditions of Employment

  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

    Job details


    Doctoral Training and Events Officer (CC11690)


    University of Bath


    United Kingdom


    May 14, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 27, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Education

    About the employer

    Situated in Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom, University of Bath is a public university that received its royal charter in 1966. The University of Bath has been consistently ranked amongst the top universities in the UK and is known for its expertise in research and teaching. In 2004, the university launched the SET squared Partnership with the universities of Bristol, Southampton, and Surrey. This is the largest partnership ever, comprises of a combined staff of 6,400 researchers, and has a research budget of £266 million.

    The university is known for its four faculties: management, science, humanities and social science, and engineering and design. The university has been recognized for its excellence in research facilities and according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 87 percent of the university's research has been defined as world-leading. Notably, the university's research into child poverty and support for vulnerable people won a Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2011. The university's research grants and contracts portfolio is worth around £150 million.

    The university constantly finishes at the top of student satisfaction rankings and excelling in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Psychology. It was also awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. Because of its high-quality teaching, Bath's graduates are highly sought after by the UK's top employers.

    In 2004, Bath University invested in creating a sports training village, which has emerged as one of the best training centers for athletes in Europe. In 2013, the University became a founder member of GW4, an alliance of universities sharing intellectual and physical resources. Also, in the same year, the university opened a block of 75 flats for students living on campus. In 2012, the university began a three-year campus improvement project to improvise and expand student accommodation, teaching space, and a £10million arts centre. The university has invested over £450 million on its campus over the last decade.

    In 2015, the university inaugurated a specialized area for arts, education, and events. The University of Bath has a well-built infrastructure with all the essential facilities and amenities a student will require. The university gives equal focus on sports and offers one of the best sports facilities in the UK. The university-based athletes won six medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Almost one-fourth of the students enrolled are from outside the UK, so, the university offers a perfect internationally diverse experience. Airbus, World Bank, Nike, Ford, and Rolls Royce are some of the industry leaders, which collaborate with the university.

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