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Academic Services Officer, International College Wales Swansea, ICWS

Permanent  for ICWS in Swansea

Academic Services Officer (ASO) at ICWS, International College Wales Swansea, based on Swansea University campus

Salary - £20,754

Permanent - Full Time

Navitas is a diversified global education provider that offers an extensive range of educational services for students and professionals including university programs, professional and language training.

International College Wales Swansea (ICWS) is currently recruiting an Academic Services Officer (ASO) based on campus at Swansea University, to work full time as part of our team at ICWS. The ASO is a critical member of the college team in the administration of the key aspects of the student life cycle with regard to records and reporting compliance. Providing highly responsive and pro-active monitoring of student participation and engagement in studies, implementing effective processes, policy and regulations as they relate to the learning and teaching environment, ensuring each student has the appropriate academic appraisal points and learning experience whilst managing a robust Student in Jeopardy programme.

Essential

A Bachelor’s degree/tertiary degree level qualification to honours level in sciences, humanities, education or businessAcademic experience in an Higher Education focused environmentStrong verbal and written language communication skillsEffective interpersonal skills with a variety of cultural and ethnic stakeholder groupsComputer literacy skills inclusive of demonstrated competence with the Microsoft Office suite – Power- Point, Excel, Word and OutlookFile management and administrative skillsProactive work habitsProven ability as a team playerProven ability to organise own workload and to cope with a variety of task demandsFlexible attitude to work including a willingness to work weekends and evenings in support of student and administrative activitiesCreative thinking processesCommitment to self-improvement

Desirable

Teaching in HE in the UK and / or offshoreAdministrative and compliance experience related to teaching quality in HEPost graduate degreeA second language

For more information about this role, please read the attached Information Sheet.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are eligible to work in the UK on an ongoing basis.

What we offer

The Navitas Group offers outstanding long-term career opportunities within the UK and abroad and is a values driven and an equal opportunity employer. Navitas reserves the right to fill the position by invitation.

Enquiries and applications, including both a covering letter and curriculum vitae (CV), should be sent to:

Karra Gully | Academic Services Coordinator | Karra.Gully@icws.swansea.ac.uk

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 19th November 2014.

We regret that due to the volume of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted.

Information Sheet

Academic Services Officer (ASO)

Position Summary

POSITION TITLE: Academic Services Officer (ASO)

POSITION STATUS: Ongoing following successful probation

SALARY: £20,754

RESPONSIBLE TO: Academic Services Coordinator

BONUS SCHEME: EVA 10% of fixed salary

PROBATION PERIOD: Six (6) months

ANNUAL LEAVE: 36 days inclusive of eight (8) Bank Holidays

Division: University Programmes Division

Reports to: Academic Services Coordinator

About Navitas

Navitas Limited is an Australian owned public listed company. Navitas is an industry leader in providing managed campus services, pre-university and university pathway programmes for domestic (Australia only) and international students, as well as High School Year 10-12, English for leisure; migrant English and academic preparatory programmes, Foundation, Degree, Pre-Masters and Masters programmes in a wide range of disciplines. Navitas Limited is made up of three operating divisions:

1. University Programmes Division

2. SAE

3. Professional and English Programmes

Navitas conducts a wide range of activities in Asia, North America, Africa, Australia, Continental Europe and the United Kingdom.

Navitas Colleges are modern and dynamic educational institutions committed to providing quality educational programmes and excellent student support in an environment that encourages students to achieve the best possible results in their studies. The UK Colleges offer a range of Degree Programme Elements from undergraduate Level 0 (Foundation) to Level 1, 1st Year university studies and postgraduate Masters Preliminary programmes in a wide range of degree pathways. The Colleges are all based on the campus of their Partner University and as such are Associate or Affiliate Colleges of their Partner University. Navitas students benefit from the range of facilities open to all University students.

Currently there are nine (9) Navitas Colleges in the United Kingdom:

1.Hertfordshire International College (HIC) is located on the University of Hertfordshire’s College Lane Campus in Hatfield

2.London Brunel International College (LBIC) is located on the Uxbridge campus of Brunel University London

3.Cambridge Ruskin International College (CRIC) is located on Anglia Ruskin University’s Cambridge campus

4.The International College Wales Swansea, (ICWS) is located on Swansea University’s Singleton Park campus

5.The International College Portsmouth (ICP) is located on the University of Portsmouth’s campus in central Portsmouth

6.The Plymouth University International College (PUIC) is located on Plymouth University’s campus in central Plymouth

7.The International College Robert Gordon University (ICRGU) is located on Robert Gordon University’s Garthdee campus in Aberdeen

8.The Edinburgh International College (EIC) is located near Edinburgh Napier University’s Merchiston campus in central Edinburgh

9.The Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC) is located on Birmingham City University’s Bournville campus

Purpose of Position

The ASO is a critical member of the college team in the administration of the key aspects of the student life cycle with regard to records and reporting compliance; providing highly responsive and pro-active monitoring of student participation and engagement in studies, implementing effective processes, policy and regulations as they relate to the learning and teaching environment, ensuring each student has the appropriate academic appraisal points and learning experience whilst maintaining a robust Student in Jeopardy programme.

The ASO role requires a high energy, self-starter who is able to use their initiative and be an active and productive member of a cross functional team, working with the admission, finance, IT, marketing and student services functions of the college to which he/she is attached.

The ASO works with fellow officers and coordinators to support managers (depending on the college structure) in the provision of an extensive and comprehensive information management and teaching provision to students.

The ASO is a vital part of a successful student experience and requires high energy and commitment to ensuring that the services and support provided to students are the best possible.

Key Relationships

-College Director / Principal

- Academic and Student Services Teams

- All University staff

Skills and Experience Required

The ASO will possess:

Strong verbal and written English language communication skillsEffective interpersonal skills with a variety of cultural and ethnic stakeholder groupsComputer literacy skills inclusive of demonstrated competence with the Microsoft Office suite – PowerPoint, Excel, Word and OutlookFile management and administrative skillsAcademic experience in an HE education focused environmentBachelor’s degree to honours level in sciences, humanities, education or businessA current driving licenceProactive work habitsProven ability as a ‘team player’Proven ability to organise own workload and to cope with a variety of task demandsFlexible attitude to work including a willingness to work weekends and evenings in support of student and administrative activitiesCreative thinking processesCommitment to self-improvement

The ASO will preferably have experience of:

Teaching in HE in the UK and/or offshoreAcademic interface with a multicultural clienteleAdministrative and compliance experience related to teaching quality in HEPostgraduate degree A second languageAbility to travel in the United Kingdom

Job added on 15-11-2014