Graduation Administrator (Penryn)

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 15 Mar 2023

Education and Academic Services

This full time, permanent post is available as soon as possible. 

This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

Summary of the role

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join the Graduation team and make a real difference to the student and staff experience. This post will support graduation events and data and enquiry management for our Exeter and Cornwall campuses. This post will involve working with staff, students and external graduation suppliers, so experience of working in a customer focussed environment is very important. As well as managing student data, the post holder will also be encouraged to consider how to improve data quality through process improvement and staff training.

You will be a confident communicator and will be able to manage a diverse and stimulating workload.  You will have sound knowledge and previous experience of providing clerical, administrative and secretarial support, with extensive experience of using Microsoft Office. You will have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team and will have excellent organisational skills.  You will be expected to be flexible and proactive, providing support to the Graduation Coordinator as necessary.  Experience of using complex databases and/or SITS or other student records databases would be an advantage. Proven experience of event organisation is essential. The ability to keep calm under pressure, prioritise and maintain excellent attention to detail is of paramount importance. 

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022).  

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 39 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Liz Stevens .

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