University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Psychological Professions Network (PPN) Administrator

United Kingdom

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Exeter (Hybrid)


Salary will be from £26,444 per annum pro rata on Grade D subject to knowledge, skills and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme.

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Admin, Professional, Managerial


Psychological Professions Network (PPN) Administrator

Job description

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

This new part-time (0.5 FTE) post is immediately available until 31 December 2024 on a fixed term basis.

This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

Summary of the role

The post is with the Psychological Professions Network South West, funded by NHS England and hosted by CEDAR at the University of Exeter. The PPNSW is a sub network of PPN England and is led by a Steering Group which shapes the work of the PPN SW by developing and supporting delivery and monitoring of an annual Work Plan based on the objectives of Psychological Professions Network England.

The main purpose of the role is to provide administrative support to PPN colleagues regionally including the Co-chairs , Programme manager and stakeholders both regionally and nationally. Working under the direction of the PPN-SW Co-Chairs and the Programme Manager, the post-holder is responsible for maintaining records, to demonstrate compliance with the reporting schedule and agreed targets as outlined in the funding document and agreed MOU between the University and NHS England. CEDAR (Clinical Education Development and Research) and the PPN SW are committed to ensuring that people with Lived Experience can contribute to all aspects of the growth and development of Psychological Professions and mental health practitioners of the future. The post holder will offer administrative support to Experts by Experience and a broad range of other stakeholders especially in terms of support with payment processes.

We are looking for someone with relevant experience working providing administrative support to a varied team and, preferably someone with a working knowledge of Higher Education training programmes. The successful applicant will have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills with an ability to use their own initiative. This a hybrid role with the team mostly working remotely, however, there will be an expectation of at least monthly in person meetings and support for occasional in person events such as conferences.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 39 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • The University of Exeter

    We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 and the 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities released by Shanghai Rankings).

    Our research income in recent years means we're the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world's most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world- leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We are using the power of our education and research to create a sustainable, healthy and socially just future. Our shared purpose and vision continually moves us forward to make a difference to our people, our communities, our partners and the world around us. Read about our world leading research on Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO City of Literature

    Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

    With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

    Further information

    For further information, please contact Suzanne Azer, Programme Manager by email [email protected]

    Job details


    Psychological Professions Network (PPN) Administrator


    University of Exeter


    United Kingdom


    September 19, 2023

    Application deadline

    September 26, 2023

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    About the employer

    The University of Exeter is a public university that focuses on research. It was established in the year 1955. In 1851, it was first formed as Schools of Science and Art. In 1900, its name was then changed to the Royal Albert Memorial College which later converted into a university college of the southwest in the year 1922. And finally, it received its authorization in 1955 as the University of Exeter.

    The university is a part of the Russell Group which contains the top research-intensive universities of United Kingdom and has a total of 3 campuses. Out of all 3, Streatham is the largest campus by area as it contains most of the university's executive buildings.

    Also, it is considered as one of the most beautiful buildings in the nation. Moreover, the Penryn campus is associated with Falmouth University as per a combined initiative.

    The University has more than 25,263 student population who are coming from over 130 different nations. The university organizes its educational and administrative departments into 6 scholastic colleges. There are many research centres and institutes inside the campus. There are more than 200 student societies including creative writing, theatre club, Socialist Students societies, Poker Society and Conservative Future society. The university maintains an athletic union which is responsible for organizing and administrating all the sports activities fairly and actively. The union governs more than 50 sports clubs which have around 5,000 students.

    The university has a great alumni base and actively connects with more than 125,000 alumni in 183 countries across the world. The graduates have been working in different fields. From globally known business leaders and lawyers to inspiring leaders and teachers to highly praised members of the press and artists, this university has proudly touched the lives of its alumni. Some of the much-known alumni of the university are J.K. Rowling (author- famous for Harry Potter series), Ameenah Gurib (Mauritius's 6th President) and Abdullah Gül (Turkey's 11th President).

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