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Student Programmes Officer (Maternity Cover)

Lancaster Environment Centre
Salary:   £26,243 to £32,236
Closing Date:   Thursday 22 August 2019
Interview Date:   Friday 06 September 2019
Reference:  N1955

The Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) is looking to appoint a Student Programmes Officer for 11 months (maternity cover) to lead a teaching team of administration for the department’s undergraduate and postgraduate students, schemes and modules. The well-functioning and established teaching team comprises five teaching administrators (two of which are part-time) who work together with specific remits of undergraduate, taught postgraduate, and, planning and assessment. The teaching team is part of a wider team of administrators in the department supporting other activities such as postgraduate research (PhD students), research, finance and human resources.

LEC is a large department with about 650 undergraduate students, 80 taught postgraduate students, 160 postgraduate research students, over 80 academic staff, 50 research staff and over 70 professional services staff. LEC’s teaching and research focuses on the natural environment, spanning across social- and natural sciences. Out of over 120 UK Universities, we are consistently in the top ten and have maintained our 6th place position in The Times and The Sunday University Guide 2019.Lancaster University has been awarded the highest possible score in the UK government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) ratings.

This exciting opportunity would be suitable for someone with experience of working in a busy and thriving environment, preferably within the Higher Education sector. You will be a key member of professional services staff who is effective and contributes to the department’s strategic direction. You will lead the teaching administration team and ensure a high-level administrative service is provided to our students and academic staff. You will also work collaboratively across the faculty and central professional service divisions, leading on continuous improvement and driving new initiatives to meet strategic objectives that enhance the student experience. The main areas of activities you will be working on are quality assurance, timetabling and assessment. You should be numerate, have excellent organisational, administrative, IT and interpersonal skills. This varied and challenging role offers wide scope for personal and professional development. 

We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. The department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in Higher Education and research.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to Bitten Brigham (Departmental Administrator) on 01524 510288 or at

General information about the Department can be found at

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