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Doctoral College Administrator

Doctoral College

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £26,444 to £29,605 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 25 February 2024
Interview Date:  Wednesday 06 March 2024
Reference:  007824

The University of Surrey is seeking a highly motivated and organised individual to join our Doctoral College team as a Doctoral College Administrator. The postholder will play a pivotal role in providing exceptional administrative support to the Doctoral College, ensuring the smooth running of its operations, and contributing to the positive experience of our postgraduate researchers (PGRs).

The successful candidate will support across a number of areas including:

  • Analysing key performance indicator data, preparing and maintaining official documents, supporting events, and providing secretarial support to working groups and senior committees
  • Developing the website, intranet site, and virtual learning environment and keeping these up-to-date
  • Processing financial transactions for the Doctoral College
  • Supporting our PGRs by handling incoming inquiries and leading inductions for new students
  • Supporting the enhancement of our research culture by establishing and operating a system to advertise research seminars and training opportunities

About you

We’re looking for an experienced administrator, with proven experience in providing high-quality administrative support. Demonstrating excellent accuracy and attention to detail, you will have the ability to work independently in relation to less routine activities. You’ll have excellent IT skills, particularly in MS Office packages, and will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport with staff and students from diverse backgrounds.

Experience within the Higher Education sector would be advantageous, particularly experience of the SITS system for student and programme administration. You may also have experience of web content management.

What we can offer

In addition to salary, you will receive a yearly incremental pay rise, generous annual leave entitlement of 25 days holiday plus 7 university closure days and 8 bank holidays, a generous pension, access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes, and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery. 

Further Information

To apply please submit a CV. You will also be asked some brief questions to help us understand your suitability for the role.

For more information about the role please contact Dr Ruan Elliott via

Interviews will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 6th March 2024.

The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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