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Research Degrees Officer - QMUL23113

Department: Academic Registry & Council Secretariat
Salary: £38,084 - £39,125 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL23113
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 08-Oct-2020
Closing date: 28-Oct-2020

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About the Role

The Research Degrees Officer post provides a professional, specialised service to research degree students and relevant staff, including: advising on regulations and policies; managing student records, examinations and studentships; and contributing to the development and improvement of RDO policies, procedures and projects. 

About You

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in higher education administration, including a detailed knowledge and understanding of the structure of research degree programmes, experience in interpreting complex academic regulations and providing advice to students and staff on these, and experience of student records management.

About the Department

The Research Degrees Office (RDO) is part of the Academic Registry and Council Secretariat (ARCS) within Queen Mary Professional Services. The RDO provides research degree programme administration and student services from enrolment through to examination and award of degree.

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, initially fixed for 9 months, with an expected start date of 4 January 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range of £38,084 - £39,125 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 Mary Childs at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 5859.

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The closing date for applications is 28 October 2020.

Interviews are expected to be held 10 / 11 November 2020 or shortly thereafter.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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