Postgraduate Programme Support Officer

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Exeter, ENGLAND
Deadline: 23 Feb 2022

Education and Student Support – College of Medicine & Health

We are currently recruiting a full time Postgraduate Programme Support Officer on a fixed-term basis for one year.

This role is based on the St. Luke’s campus in Exeter, although it is anticipated that you will work from home on most days. However, you may be required to travel to meetings and events at the University’s other campuses in Exeter, Truro, and Penryn.

Summary of the role

In this role you will help support the delivery of postgraduate programmes in the College of Medicine and Health. You will report to the Education Business Partner, but work closely with the Director and Deputy Director of Postgraduate Education. You will develop strong working relationships with our Programme Leads, and with a variety of Professional Services teams helping deliver our courses. Although based in Education & Student Support, you will liaise with colleagues in Admissions, Finance, the Education Support Office, Graduation and Student Records, to ensure that our PGT students have the best possible student experience.

About you

You will be a proven problem solver with experience of improving processes in higher education. You will have excellent communication and networking skills. You will be capable of flexibly adapting to different tasks and areas of responsibility to ensure that the programmes run smoothly.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment above.

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). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City .

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:

  • 41 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

Should you wish to have an informal discussion regarding the role please contact Tim Rushforth email:

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