Department: Faculty of Science & Engineering
Salary: £38,655 - £45,479 (Grade 5)
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 25-Aug-2021
Closing date: 19-Sep-2021
About the Role
The Faculty of Science and Engineering are seeking an enthusiastic, creative individual to join the team as our Faculty Success and Engagement Officer. The student experience is of paramount importance to the Faculty and Queen Mary, as we seek to ensure that all students are supported to achieve the best possible outcomes in their degree and to enjoy a great student experience. We are proud of our diverse student population and embrace the challenges this may bring in supporting successful outcomes across our student body.
The Faculty Success and Engagement Officer will work with the Faculty Education Manager, the Dean for Education, the Deputy Deans for Education, and with colleagues across the five Schools within the Faculty, and with the Queen Mary Academy, leading on initiatives to improve student retention, enhancement of the student experience and student outcomes.
The postholder will be a member of the Faculty Education Team and will work closely, and have dotted line leadership for, the Student Support Officers based in each School within the Faculty. You will have a proactive approach to help lead and integrate enhancements across the Faculty in the following key areas: Proactive student support and mechanisms; Student engagement; Student voice; Inclusivity and Employability.
You will need to have detailed understanding of student support issues within Higher Education, including thorough knowledge of the current Government advice and guidelines relating to student support issues and broad awareness of wider academic issues. You will need to have proven experience of developing and delivering initiatives to enhance the student experience. The successful candidate will also possess excellent problem solving skills, be able to build trusted relationships with key stakeholders and the ability to work creatively with diverse teams, communicating effectively using a range of media and in person.
About the Faculty
The role is located within the Faculty of Science and Engineering, which comprises of five academics Schools. We have a diverse student body who represent all areas of the wider community and comprise of circa. 8,000 students across the five academic Schools.
About Queen Mary
At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.
Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.
We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.
We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.
The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is full time, permanent appointment, with an expected start date of October/November 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range of £ 38,655-£41,918 (or up to £45,479 for an exceptional candidate) per annum pro-rata, inclusive of London Allowance.
Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Norman McBreen at firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button on this page.
The closing date for applications is 19 September 2021.
Interviews are expected to be held towards end of week commencing 20 September 2021.