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£33,966-£37,099 pro rata per annum - Grade 6
Senior International Student Experience and Welcome Coordinator
This is an exciting chance to be part of a progressive and cutting-edge University in a beautiful location, where you can really make a difference. The University of Plymouth is a great place to work, with excellent opportunities for career development and progression for staff, as well as striving to put students at the heart of everything we do.
Our Student Services department provides support, advice and guidance to our student population to enable them to flourish and succeed during their time at University and beyond. Our services include mental health and wellbeing services, support for those with a health condition, impairment or disability, faith and spiritual support, bursaries and hardship funds, enhancing the international student experience and student disciplinary and conduct matters. The success of our students with health conditions, impairments or disabilities is particularly important to us, and we are committed to continually improving the experience for such individuals.
This is an exciting new role for our department, providing dedicated support to our international student cohort, ensuring they receive a warm welcome to the University and the city of Plymouth. You will design and implement a programme of events and initiatives that help international students build a sense of community and belonging during their time here. You will also play a key part in the wider planning for welcome and arrivals at the start of each new academic year, ensuring all students receive the support they need. You will also line manage the International Student Experience and Welcome Coordinator, which is another new role for our department.
The role will involve charing the International Student Experience Group, bringing colleagues together from across the Unviversity to discuss emerging themes, challenges and opportunities that face our international cohort and utlising the skills across the institution to deliver initiatives and events. You may not have worked in higher education before, but will ideally have a good understanding of student support needs and in equality, diversity and inclusion overall.
You'll be an excellent team player with good verbal and communication skills and the ability to build relationships with key stakeholders. You will be well organised and can plan, organise, prioritise and manage workload. It is a busy team, so adapting to a changing environment and flexibility is key, in addition to working under pressure.
Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.
For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Claire Chinnock: by email at [email protected] by telephone on 07976 812619.
Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 16 October 2023 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.
This is a part-time, permanent position, working 22.2 hours a week.
Flexible working options including job share will be considered.
We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.
A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by the University of Plymouth Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Plymouth. Employees of the University of Plymouth Services Limited work alongside the University of Plymouth colleagues in delivery of Plymouth's strategic vision, and will adopt the University of Plymouth's HR policies and procedures in full unless otherwise stated.
The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages
We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+
Senior International Student Experience and Welcome Coordinator
University of Plymouth
September 14, 2023
October 08, 2023
About the employer
The University of Plymouth is a public university that was established in 1862 as a polytechnic institute. The institute gained the status of a university in 1992 and is also the first contemporary university to start a private medical and dental school. It is affiliated to ACU, EUA, CHUC, and Universities UK. The university has academic collaborations with several renowned institutes including GSM London, Highlands College, Weymouth College, Strode College, City of Bristol College, and Exeter College.
Notably, the main campus of the university dwells at the center of Plymouth. It includes academic buildings, libraries, laboratories, and student residence halls. The main campus is home to the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business, Faculty of Science and Engineering, and the Faculty of Health, as well as the University of Plymouth Students’ Union. The North Plymouth campus hosts the School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, and School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences. The Roland Levinsky Building, a 9-story structure, houses a public art gallery, digital media suites, and three performance rehearsal studios.
The Charles Seale-Hayne Library with 24x7 accessibility houses more than 350,000 books, e-books, journals, and additional resources for research, learning, and teaching. The primary mode of transport in the campus involves cars and two-wheelers. Also, the nearest railway station is just a few minutes’ walk from the campus.
The academic structure of the university is organized into faculties, each of which comprises a number of schools that offer undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral-level degree programs in various disciplines. The Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and business offer degrees in English, art history, architecture, fine art, photography, media arts, dance, theatre, and music. Plymouth Business School is part of the University of Plymouth's Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and the School offers undergraduate and postgraduate (masters) degrees, is research active, and works in partnership with industry and organizations across the world. The Faculty of Health comprises the former University of Plymouth Faculty of Health and Human Sciences and Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and offers degree programs in social work, and medical sciences. The Science and Engineering Faculty offers degrees in mathematics, computing, environmental sciences, and also professional diving.
The University of Plymouth is a three-time winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, most recently in 2019 for marine microplastic pollution research. The university has over 19000 students and 2,500 staff members. The student population of the university comprises of 3,000 international students from 100 countries. In addition to that Over 4,500 students per year benefit from placements and work-based learning.
The university has many distinguished alumni who are leaders and have received awards in their fields. The alumni list of the university includes Sebastian Clover (the youngest sailor to cross the Atlantic Ocean), Monty Halls (A Wildlife Presenter at BBC), Jane Wilson-Howarth (Physician and a Travel-Writer), Mandy Chessell (Computer Scientist), Clare Nasir (Meteorologist), Darren Jones (MP for Bristol North West), and Jaka Aryadipa Singgih (Indonesian Politician and Entrepreneur).