Postgraduate Research Administrator

University of Northampton
December 07, 2023
Offerd Salary:£23,144
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Postgraduate Research Administrator

Job Type

Full Time Permanent


£23,144 - 24,533 per annum


Waterside Campus

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  • Job Description - PGR Administrator.pdf (PDF, 134.61kb)
  • About The Job

    Interview Date: 18 November 2023

    This post will provide support to the Postgraduate Research (PGR) Manager in the administration of research degree-related business, including tasks associated with PGR student records and examinations and helping to maintain and ensure the accuracy of the data held on research students on the student records system and other PGR and research systems and databases. The postholder will support the PGR Manager and work alongside two PGR Coordinators.

    Key duties will include:

  • Monitoring, organizing and answering emails sent to shared mailboxes.
  • Supporting the administration of PGR examinations.
  • Support the administration of research student expenses budgets and processing of expense claims and purchase requisitions.
  • Administrative support for research degree-related committees.
  • We want you to be able to carry out your work in a way that best supports UON and our students, but also you as an individual. We understand this may vary between different areas of the university as well as from one person to another. With Smarter Working you can work with increased flexibility, if you would like to, which can facilitate greater freedom and autonomy.

    About You

    You will have excellent organisational skills with the ability to manage your own workload, good written and verbal communication skills, experience of working as part of a team and of effectively dealing with customers, clients, students or similar.



  • Educated to A-level or equivalent including A-C in GCSE Maths and English or equivalent.
  • Desirable:

  • A higher education qualification
  • Graduate School

    The Graduate School is the University's central hub for postgraduate research (PGR) degree administration, quality assurance and researcher development. The Graduate School's administrative staff provide a university-wide administration for research degrees programmes from the point of initial enquiry to enrolment of students, progression, annual review and examination. The Graduate School is responsible for the administration of the Research Degrees Committee, Research Degrees Boards and the Research Ethics Committee. The team works closely with other specialist teams within the university including those working in admissions, student records, complaints and appeals, international student support and conferment, ceremonies and certification.

    About Us

    Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

    We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That's why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

    We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that students actually learn rather than the way they are expected to learn. Waterside Campus opened in September 2018.

    Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do.

    Right To Work

    All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Due to the requirements laid out by UK Visas and Immigration regarding Right to Work in the UK, the University can only accept applications from individuals who currently have a status allowing them to work in the UK for this position. Due to this criteria we regret that we are unable to offer sponsorship at this time.


    We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

    The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

    This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

    Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

    Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

    To find out more, please visit: https: // www. us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/

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