Human Resources

Student Induction and Transitions Project Manager - QMUL22183

Department: Student & Academic Services Student Life
Salary: £38,084 - £44,807 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL22183
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 15-May-2020
Closing date: 28-May-2020

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About the Role

Starting a degree programme can be both exhilarating and daunting; getting student induction and transition right is a crucial part of ensuring that students have a high quality and rewarding university experience.  Induction and transition for the students we are welcoming in September 2020 will be both an exciting and a challenging project.  Both new and continuing students will have been significantly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Many new undergraduate students will have been out of formal education for six months and all students will have been distanced from their friends, and possibly family. Our programme of events for Welcome Week will need to take place both on our campuses and online and we will need to run induction activities over a much longer period of time.

We are seeking to appoint a project officer to organise our student induction and transition activities for 2020-2021.  

About You

The ideal candidate will have direct experience of supporting students, strong organisational skills, and be able to work creatively.  The post requires both operational and strategic abilities and very strong inter-personal skills.  You will be passionate about the student experience and want to achieve the very best for Queen Mary. 

This post could be an ideal secondment opportunity for staff within the university. Secondments can be a great way of both developing your career and in bringing new experience and ideas to your substantive role at the end of the project. If you would like to consider this role as a Secondment, please gain approval from your Head of School/Department/Institute before applying.

About the Department

Student and Academic Services is the university’s main student support directorate and comprises Library Services, Careers and Enterprise, E-Learning, as well as various Student Wellbeing services such as Advice and Counselling, Disability and Dyslexia, Faith, the Student Health Service and Music. 

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 a full time, fixed term appointment until May 2021, with an immediate start date. The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range of £38,084 - £44,807 per annum, 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 (Simon Jarvis) at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 2765.

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 28th May 2020.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality


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