Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Postgraduate Research Officer - Maternity Cover

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Postgraduate Research Officer - Maternity Cover

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Administrative Services grade 5 from £27979 to £32982 per annum. Subject to annual pay award.

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Postgraduate Research Officer (Maternity Cover)

Fixed-term for 9 months, Part time, 29.6 hours per week.

This role is an ADMINISTRATIVE ROLE, suited to those with prior administrative experience. Previous applicants need not apply.

Loughborough University has an exciting opportunity to join the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering as a Postgraduate Research Officer.

Working with the School's PG Programmes Manager and alongside the School's other Postgraduate Research Officer(s) to participate and assist in all matters associated with student administration.

As an administrative officer you will work as part of a dedicated team overseeing the administration of postgraduate research programmes; working closely with colleagues from the Doctoral College Office (DCO) and the School's Associate Dean of Research and Innovation (ADRI) Director of Doctoral Programmes (DDP) to deliver excellent and individualised customer service and manage the day-to-day administration of the School's provision of postgraduate research/PhDs. This includes PGR recruitment, administration and progression processes within the School including all aspects of studentships, grant and fellowship applications.

You will be expected to have significant relevant experience of working in a senior administrator role, in an HE academic department/school environment, preferably supporting Postgraduate Research Students.

You will be positive and professional, with excellent interpersonal and IT skills. A strong team player, highly organised, with excellent attention to detail, you will have a proven ability to rigorously apply HE administration processes and regulations, whilst retaining a focus to treat each of our student/apprentices as a valued customers as we implement our strategic plans.

The University offers an excellent rewards package, holidays (including additional university closure days), vibrant campus and ability to undertake dynamic working for aspects of the role.

For the full job description and person specification please see here.

Informal enquires

Informal enquiries should be made to Sarah Parton, Postgraduate & Professional Development Programmes Manager, by email at: [email protected] or by telephone on +44 (0)1509 27646.

Application closing date : 2 October 2023

Loughborough University is committed to achieving equality and valuing diversity in all aspects of employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community

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Postgraduate Research Officer - Maternity Cover


Loughborough University


United Kingdom


September 16, 2023

Application deadline

October 02, 2023

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Business and Economics,Engineering,Space Science

About the employer

The history of Loughborough University can be traced back to the establishment of a small technical institute in 1909. Originally, Loughborough University of Technology provided education only in technical subjects like art and science. The university was given its current name in 1996. Currently, the university has 22 academic schools and departments, over 100 research groups, institutes and centers, and over 35 professional services, teams.

Located in the center of Loughborough, UK, the university campus covers an area of 440 acres. The campus has a world-class infrastructure and provides a plethora of facilities like huge lecture theatres, a well-stocked library, well-equipped laboratories, an extensive IT network, a conference center, excellent accommodation, and Loughborough Students' Union. The university also has an arts center, a bank, a health center, two theatres, restaurants, and some shops. Also, it provides the students with excellent sports facilities. The university has a postgraduate campus in London too. Both the campuses have won many awards and rankings for the facilities they offer.

Loughborough University offers numerous undergraduate, doctoral and postgraduate programs in various fields like accounts, finance, engineering, sciences, architecture, business, computer science, management, mathematics, languages, sports, economics, arts, social sciences, media, and psychology. The university houses more than 17,000 students and over 3,700 staff members. It is a member of a renowned international academic network, UNITECH International, and has collaborations with many international institutions like MIT, IIT Delhi, and Nanyang Technological University. It also has strong links with many funding agencies and sponsors like the Brunei High Commission, the Libyan Embassy, Oman Cultural Attaché Office and the Chevening Organization. The university equips the students with the skills and knowledge required to improve their employability and offers them plenty of outstanding career opportunities.

Loughborough University has a large network of alumni. There are more than 178,000 alumni across 169 countries. Sir Peter Bonfield is BT Group's former chief executive. Lord Sebastian Coe is an Olympic athlete well-known for holding the world marathon record. Paula Radcliffe is Williams Formula One team's Head of Vehicle Performance and Rob Smedley's former race engineer. Malcolm Sayer is a successful car and aircraft designer. Rosalind Ayres is a popular English actress. Tanni Grey-Thompson is a television presenter, Welsh politician, and a former wheelchair racer. Clive Woodward used to be an English rugby player and served as the coach for the England rugby team from 1997-2004. There are lots of other distinguished and notable names linked to the university.

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