Postgraduate Research Coordinator

University of Northampton
August 15, 2024
Offerd Salary:£25,138 - £29,605
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Postgraduate Research Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time Permanent


£25,138 - £29,605 per annum


Waterside Campus

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  • PGR Coordinator - Job Description.pdf (PDF, 148.2kb)
  • About The Job

    Interview Date: 28 August 2024

    The post provides technical and practical support to the management of doctoral programmes at the university. The postholder will coordinate a number of key tasks associated with support for Research Degree Boards and will also coordinate activities that help to ensure the accuracy of data about research students on university systems. They will provide support to the PGR manager and work alongside other colleagues in the Graduate School.

    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

    The successful applicant will provide proactive support for several Research Degree Boards, including drafting agendas, distributing agendas and papers, acting as Officer at Board meetings, taking detailed and accurate minutes of committee meetings, and carrying out associated actions following board meetings. They will collate and provide data on research students in support of the assurance of quality and standards. They will monitor and report on the progress and engagement of PGR students, including international student engagement and immigration compliance processes. They will support the PGR Manager and provide high quality customer service and effective communication to PGR students, supervisors and other stakeholders.



  • Educated to A-level/NVQ Level 3 or equivalent including A-C in GCSE Maths and English Language or equivalent.
  • Desirable:

  • Degree and/or equivalent qualifications or experience
  • Directorate of Research and Knowledge Exchange

    The Graduate School sits within the Directorate of Research and Knowledge Exchange. At the University of Northampton, all postgraduate researchers are overseen by the Graduate School, which has responsibility for administration, quality assurance and development. The Postgraduate Research Coordinator therefore works with postgraduate research students across the whole University.

    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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