0130-24 Examinations & Assessment Co-Ordinator

March 18, 2024

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College Operations (BSS)

Aston University Main Campus

£25,742 to £27,979
per annum
Grade:  Grade 06
Contract Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 03 April 2024
Interview Date: 
Thursday 25 April 2024
Reference:  0130-24
Release Date:  Monday 18 March 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Examinations and Assessment Co-ordinator to join the busy Postgraduate Exams and Assessments team within the College of Business and Social Sciences.

Working closely with the Examinations and Assessment Leads, you will assist with co-ordinating the day-to-day running, organisation and delivery of the examinations and assessment processes for all programmes and modules in BSS College.

You will provide administrative support for Examination Boards, chasing, entering and checking all assessment marks, updating the student records system (SITS) and informing students of results by strict deadlines. You will also assist with the collection of assessment data, reviewing submission deadline schedules, setting up coursework submission links on our VLE (Blackboard) and formatting examination papers. In addition, the role involves providing confidential administrative support for exceptional circumstances and disciplinary processes, including providing advice to students, recording accurate information, organising panels and informing students of decisions.

Educated to A-level or equivalent, with at least a Grade C in GCSE Maths and English, you will have relevant experience of working in an administrative role, preferably within the Higher Education sector. You will also need a strong customer focus, preferably with experience of regular interaction with students. Excellent written and verbal skills are essential for this role, along with high levels of accuracy when managing data and the ability to prioritise and meet tight deadlines with minimal supervision. Experience of working with SITS and Blackboard is also desirable.

What we offer

  • Aston University is a dynamic and vibrant campus located within
    Birmingham city centre, which has excellent transport links via bus or
  • The role is offered as ‘dynamic working’, which means
    working both on campus and from home dependent on the activity. Further
    information on dynamic working can be found here.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities. 
  • A generous annual leave scheme with 25 days bookable leave
    and a further 13 days bank holiday and University Closure days.
  • Everyday discounts to a number of activities and retailers
  • Great family friendly policies
  • On site gym and pool with discounted staff membership available
  • Further information on our Benefits and Rewards can be found here

For informal discussions relating to this post please contact Nikki Jones, PG Examinations & Assessments Lead on n.s.l.jones@aston.ac.uk or Georgia Kissun, PG Examinations & Assessments Lead on g.kissun@aston.ac.uk 

Anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. CVs will not be considered as part of the shortlisting process.

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/about/inclusive-aston

We recognise the value of flexible working.  Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss what flexible working options are available for particular roles.

If you require the job details document or an application form in an alternative format please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@aston.ac.uk

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