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Admissions Officer – £14.47ph plus Hol Pay – Central London


Admissions Officer – £14.47ph plus Hol Pay – Central London

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Admissions Officer – £14.47ph plus Hol Pay – Central London

Start ASAP for two months initially

 

Are you an experienced Admissions Officer with experience of the Higher Education sector? If so, I would love to hear from you!

 

PURPOSE OF JOB

The Admissions Officer is responsible for:

  • The administration of all aspects of the processing of applications
  • Handling enquiries received from applicants, parents and schools/colleges
  • Supporting the UK Border Agency points based immigration process as it applies to undergraduate admissions

 

MAIN DUTIES

  • Handling enquiries regarding applications for study from applicants, parents and schools/colleges (in person, by telephone, email and letter) for programmes within the remit of the central Admissions Office.
  • Principally processing applications – creating database applicant records; managing on-line applications using the SITS student database, the electronic workflow and the applicant portal; qualifications checking and assessment, including the application of contextual data; processing aptitude test results (as appropriate); arranging interviews; decision processing including offer letter production; fee status determination; updating database records for transmission to UCAS, including confirmation decisions; and, verification of qualifications.
  • Assessing the suitability of applicants for a programme of study to determine their potential to succeed and making the selection decision on whether to admit the applicant. Liaising with relevant admissions tutor in cases where a decision is unclear.
  • Liaising with Senior Admissions Officer and admission tutors regarding offer production and conversion rates to ensure offer quotas and intake targets are being met.
  • Liaising with UCAS regarding specific applicant records as and when required.
  • Liaising with schools and school partners as and when required.
  • Supporting the Occupational Health clearance process for all relevant applicants, providing clear and accurate information to applicants, monitoring payments, and recording the results in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Supporting the Disclosure and Barring Service clearance process for all relevant applicants, providing clear and accurate information to applicants, monitoring payments, and recording the results in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Preparing Points Based Immigration System documentation for applicants, in accordance with agreed procedures.
  • Championing the admissions system workflow to colleagues.
  • Representing the University at Higher Education recruitment fairs and other related events.
  • General administrative duties such as filing, scanning, sorting post and archiving.
  • To ensure effective communication with line manager regarding work in progress, implementation of developments and emerging trends or issues.

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Experience

  • Experience of using the SITS information system
  • Admissions experience within a Higher Education setting
  • Experience of working in a high volume data processing, customer service environment
  • Undergraduate (including UCAS) admissions experience within a Higher Education setting
  • ITE admissions experience within a Higher Education setting

Skills and abilities

  • Fast, accurate typing and keyboard skills
  • Excellent IT skills, including a working knowledge of MS Office applications and knowledge of using databases
  • Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise work and think clearly and work calmly to meet service standards under pressure
  • Good interpersonal skills with a tactful and diplomatic approach to communication (both verbal and written)
  • Ability to evaluate information against set criteria and guidelines
  • Ability to complete high-volume and repetitive tasks to consistently high standards of speed and accuracy
  • The ability to learn and adhere to procedures, and to observe and follow regulations
  • Ability to work as part of a team and share relevant information

Personal attributes and aptitudes

  • Meticulous attention to detail and a conscientious approach to checking the accuracy of information.
  • A proactive and practical approach to problem-solving and to the provision of advice, demonstrating the ability to use initiative
  • A commitment to high quality service delivery in a customer focussed environment

 

 

Due to time constraints and the number of applications we will only be able to respond personally to successful candidates. Hopefully you will be one of those. If not please do feel free to send your CV again for any other positions that are of interest.

Gray & Associates is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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