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Head of Student Administration


Grade 9: £50,300 - £58,284 per annum with a discretionary range up to £63,676

Closing date

Mar 20, 2023 12:00PM


This is an exciting opportunity to join a world leading University in a key leadership role.   Managing the Student Administration Team, and working closely with the Associate Head of Department for Teaching and the Director of Graduate Studies, you will be responsible for the whole student life cycle for 1400 undergraduate and postgraduate students, from outreach, to on-course support and alumni relations. This is a permanent post based in central Oxford.


The Student Administration Office, based in central Oxford is the focus for student lifecycle support in the Department of Engineering Science, ranging from access & outreach activity, through on-course administration, to supporting the department’s alumni community.


You will be responsible for the management of the Student Administration Team (10 staff) ensuring that all course administration, course management, policies and procedures, run smoothly and are continually updated and improved to increase student satisfaction.


The successful candidate will have experience of leading educational activities, projects and people in the Higher Education sector as well as excellent organisational, IT and interpersonal skills with an innovative approach to developing and improving processes and delivery. The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines is essential. You will have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to develop collaborative working relationships with academic colleagues.  


The postholder will be expected to spend the large majority of their working hours on site however there might be the option to work in a hybrid manner out of term time.


The University offers a comprehensive range of childcare services and has very generous maternity, adoption, paternity and shared parental leave schemes in operation. We offer an enhanced entitlement to 38 days’ annual leave per year (pro-rata for part-time staff), inclusive of bank holidays and fixed closure days. Additional long service leave is available after 5 years’ service and an additional scheme, enables staff to request to purchase up to ten additional days’ annual leave in each holiday year. Other staff benefits can be found here 


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Joanna Rhodes. Email:


Only applications received before midday on the 20th March 2023 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement (describing how past experience fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


Interviews are scheduled for the week commencing the 27th March 2023.

Contact name

Joanna Rhodes

Contact email



Closing date