Job: Admissions Assistant

Grade 4: £22,417–£25,941 (with discretionary range to £28,331) per annum

Please note: This vacancy is open to internal applicants only.

Are you interested in assisting the Blavatnik School of Government in recruiting, selecting and supporting outstanding new students who are committed to making a positive difference to the world through public policy? Are you an excellent communicator with highly developed organisational abilities and IT skills? If so, we want to hear from you.

Each year, the School recruits an incredibly diverse group of around 120 students to its Master of Public Policy programme, and around five exceptionally talented students to its DPhil in Public Policy. These students, who come from all around the world, are all incredibly smart, committed to public service, and are existing or emergent leaders in their fields. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to our admissions process and help the School further develop its aim to have the most effective and robust admissions system in the world.

The annual admissions cycle incorporates three specific areas of activities: student recruitment, student selection and student conversion. The postholder will assist the Admissions Officer with all aspects of administration associated with these three areas. Throughout the admissions cycle, the postholder will act as an initial point of contact for potential applicants, responding to enquires in a polite and timely manner. They will be responsible for processing applications, keeping meticulous records (local and central) of the applicant details and status, and supporting the application assessment process. They will also assist with resolving administrative issues that arise throughout the admissions cycle, and process the admission paperwork in accordance with the School and/or University’s policies and practices.

A successful candidate will have excellent customer service skills; sound judgement; robustness in interpreting and relaying policies to students; and tact and authority in dealing with relevant staff, University and college officers. They must have the skills to manage deadlines in a role where interruptions are likely to be frequent and unpredictable. Adaptability, strong IT skills (particularly in Excel), excellent attention to detail and outstanding communication skills are essential.

For further details of the post, please refer to the full job description.

Application for this position should be made through the University’s Internal Jobs Board, which can be accessed from within Employee Self-Service (ESS) in HR Self-Service.

The deadline for applications is 12:00 on Thursday 9 July 2020.