University of York

University of York

Student Support Associate

Student Support Associate


Student and Academic Services


£27,181 - £30,487 per year (reduced pro rata for part-time working)


Grade 4

Contract status

Fixed term

Hours of work


Based at

University of York campus (with some remote working options available)

Interview date

To be confirmed

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  • Job Description 13093.pdf (PDF, 295.17kb)
  • Role Description Department

    The Student Information team in Student Support is looking to recruit an experienced and motivated individual to join the team, to contribute to the key area of providing a welcoming, professional and effective front of house service in the Student Hub.

    The Student Hub is the central point of contact for students, staff and external agencies for access to an extensive range of professional and specialist advice and support services for students. The team works collaboratively with colleagues across Student and Academic Services and the wider University, ensuring access to services aimed at working with students to develop strategies to overcome challenges and enable them to succeed academically and in their wider lives.


    Hours of work - 0.6 fte 22.2 hours per week, Monday - Wednesday, (non- negotiable) Fixed term until January 2025

    You will play a key role in providing a professional, effective and welcoming front of house service, ensuring exceptional customer focussed standards are delivered at all times. You will manage queries relating to student incidents and emergencies sensitively, promptly, accurately and effectively, eliciting information and treating all queries confidentially and in accordance with University procedures.

    You will work with all sections of Student and Academic Services and other appropriate professional services to keep up to date with University policies and procedures and ensure that accurate and appropriate information and guidance is delivered to students at all times, making certain that each enquiry is seen through to its conclusion by the University.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
  • Level 2 qualification including Maths and English. (Qualifications at this level include five GCSEs at grade A-C/ grade 4-9. Please view the full list). We also welcome applicants with equivalent non-uk qualifications or equivalent professional experience
  • Thorough knowledge of administrative procedures and processes used in a busy office within a large complex organisation
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation including GDPR
  • Understanding of the needs of those studying and working in an HE environment
  • Ability to effectively organise and prioritise own work and follow procedures and to work under pressure to a high standard, to tight deadlines
  • Ability to deal with issues of confidentiality appropriately and to demonstrate tact and diplomacy in sensitive situations
  • Ability to respond appropriately to students who may be vulnerable, ill or distressed
  • Use digital technologies including Google applications and/or Microsoft Office and knowledge of using social media platforms
  • Works collaboratively with others
  • Interview date: Tbc

    For informal enquiries: please contact Lizz Newbould on [email protected]

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

    Job details


    Student Support Associate


    University of York


    United Kingdom


    February 03, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 15, 2024

    Job type




    About the employer

    The University of York was established in 1963 when the University Grants Commission permitted a university in 1960. The university started operating with its first batch of 230 students on Oct. 9, 1963, under the leadership of Lord James as its chancellor. Originally the university only had 28 staff members and six departments; economics, English, education, history, politics, and mathematics. At present, the university includes nine colleges and more than 30 research centers and academic departments. The university is now accredited by the Privy Council.

    Located in Heslington, the University of York has been improving and expanding its campus ever since its establishment. The campus has plenty of landmarks, sculptures, and college buildings. The King's Manor is a historic structure that currently houses the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the Department of Archaeology. Located in the center of the campus, Central Hall is a tiered auditorium used for hosting concerts, competitions, conferences, graduations, fashion shows, and other events. The university's archives and library network includes many libraries on the campus and in the nearby area. The JB Morrell library is the campus' main library. Heslington Hall is another significant landmark of the campus.

    The University of York offers a plethora of undergraduate, research, and postgraduate programs in various fields like archaeology, sciences, computer science, law, management, medicine, mathematics, languages, arts, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. The university has 18,930 students. The university has collaborations with reputed research-oriented institutions across the world. It is a part of an alliance of 24 well-established research-intensive universities. Also, the university has great student exchange programs and research links with numerous other universities around the globe. It offers excellent professional training to its students and provides them outstanding employment opportunities in prestigious firms.

    The university has produced several notable and successful alumni. Greg Dyke is a renowned British journalist, media executive, broadcaster, and football administrator. Aníbal Cavaco Silva is Portugal's former president. Mahmoud Mohieldin is the vice-president of the World Bank Group. Jung Chang is a British writer, famous for her award-winning book 'Wild Swans'. Anthony Horowitz is an English screenwriter and novelist, popular for his works such as 'The Diamond Brothers' series, 'The Power of Five' series, and the 'Alex Rider' series. Han Seung-soo is South Korea's former prime minister. Peter Hitchens is an author and journalist who writes for The Mail. His popular works include 'The Abolition of Britain', 'The War We Never Fought', and 'The Rage Against God'. Many other distinguished people are a part of the university's alumni network.

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