Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Programmes Administrator

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Programmes Administrator

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Administrative Services grade 4 from £23700 to £27181 per annum. Subject to annual pay award.

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School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Programmes Administrator

Full-time and open-ended, starting as soon as possible.

We are looking for an experienced Programmes Administrator who is an enthusiastic team player with good attention to detail, has excellent communication and organisation skills and is confident in using a number of IT packages, including Microsoft Office. As part of a dynamic and friendly team supporting students in academic departments within the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, duties will be varied, including coursework and exam administration, email communications, involvement in events such as induction, graduation and visit days, and being the first port of call for programme queries. Our Programmes Administrators play a key role in providing the very best admin support in a busy student-facing office environment.

This is a great opportunity to be part of the Loughborough Family and to make a positive contribution to providing an outstanding service to our students and staff.

Please see the full job description and person specification. Applicants need to evidence how they meet the criteria outlined in the person specification and not just attached a CV.

Informal enquiries to Rachel Breen, School Student Administration Team Manager [email protected]

Closing date for receipt of applications is 15 May 2024.

Interviews will be held on/after 13 June 2024.

Further details can be found in the Job Description and People Specification.

We welcome applications from a wide range of backgrounds that are reflective of the full diversity of Loughborough's community and Leicestershire, and in particular we welcome applications from underrepresented groups as we seek to continually increase diversity within our structures.

Loughborough University is committed to allowing its employees to work dynamically with a combination of working on campus and remotely, where possible. This has been identified as a role that could work dynamically and, if successful, your line manager will discuss these informal arrangements with you. Please note that there is a general expectation that the successful candidate will spend the majority of time working on the Loughborough campus (further information is available here).

Our benefits include:

  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • A range of childcare support initiatives and benefits including childcare vouchers; on-site university nursery (with salary sacrifice scheme); and holiday play schemes
  • We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies
  • On campus parking with charging points for electric vehicles
  • Fantastic range of sports facilities and preferential membership packages available
  • Loughborough University is ranked 7th in the country in the Complete University Guide 2023 and in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities our research and teaching span the subject divisions of Communication and Media; Criminology Sociology and Social Policy; English; Geography and Environment; and International Relations, Politics and History. Further information can be found here:

    https: // www. lboro.ac.uk/schools/social-sciences-humanities/

    Job details


    Programmes Administrator


    Loughborough University


    United Kingdom


    April 30, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 15, 2024

    Job type



    Geosciences,Political Science,Social 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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