University of Bath

University of Bath

Student Success Officer (Fixed Term) (CH11179)

Job title Student Success Officer (Fixed Term)

Department Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Tuesday 14 November 2023

Closing date Tuesday 28 November 2023

Interview date Monday 11 December 2023

Reference CH11179


The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences have an exciting opportunity to join the Student Engagement and Success team.

About the role

The Student Success Officer will support a diverse range of projects and initiatives, further enhancing the experience of our students within the Faculty.

Working across student voice, employability and broader student experience projects, this is an opportunity to play a key role in the development of the undergraduate and postgraduate taught student experience. You will work collaboratively with the Student Engagement Manager, as well as academic and professional services staff, developing innovative and inclusive ways of promoting relevant opportunities to students.

The role takes responsibility for delivering an engaging programme of employability activities across the student lifecycle, with a particular focus on our students who do not undertake a placement. You will also work on student voice initiatives, monitoring and evaluating various forms of student feedback to identify gaps or areas of best practice while developing other activities that promote a sense of community and belonging.

This role is offered on a full time (36.5 hours per week) fixed term basis covering for maternity with an expected end date of 27/01/2025 or the return of the post holder.

About you
  • You will combine energy and passion with strategic thinking.
  • Be able to communicate effectively and develop good working relationships with staff and students alike.
  • Have excellent organisational skills, be a good team player.
  • Ability to successfully manage your workload, as well as stakeholder expectations.
  • For an informal discussion about this post please contact Annika Theilgaard (Student Engagement Manager) on [email protected] or Martin Gore (Placements Manager) on [email protected]

    About the Faculty

    The Faculty offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses and research across such diverse subjects as economics, education, politics, languages, sport, psychology and social sciences. For more information about our Faculty and its programmes visit www.

    As a Faculty, we embrace change and provide a supportive environment in which to grow, offering professional development opportunities with a strong belief in the value of investing in our people and teams. We organise Faculty Away days, social events, book/craft clubs and are open to new and innovative ideas. We love to support our local community and charities through fundraising events. The Faculty is currently operating a hybrid working pattern - more information can be found here https: // www. services-staff/

    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
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
  • We aim 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 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


    Student Success Officer (Fixed Term) (CH11179)


    University of Bath


    United Kingdom


    November 15, 2023

    Application deadline

    November 28, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Education,Political Science,Social Science

    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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