Senior Timetabling Officer Ref: 9648

School/department: Division for the Student Experience/Academic Services
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 9648
Salary: Starting at £31,411 to £38,592 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 20 September 2022
Closing date: 12 October 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

The Division for the Student Experience are seeking to appoint a Senior Timetabling Officer to be part of the centralised timetabling team. The Division is a central support service responsible for many administrative services that are provided to students and other areas of the University, including registration, student and course records, examination arrangements, timetabling, and award ceremonies. The timetabling team will drive significant improvement in the student experience and in the more efficient use of the current timetabling software (Scientia Syllabus Plus). It is an exciting time to be joining the team with plans to implement new processes, procedures and systems and there is a key role to be played by dedicated and skilled timetabling staff.

The post-holder will support the Timetabling Manager with the planning, scheduling, and delivery of the University’s academic and examination timetables in line with published policies and procedures. The post-holder will also work closely with colleagues in Schools and Departments to understand the requirements of courses or modules optimising timetables that reflect institutional and departmental constraints and preferences.

We are looking to appoint an individual with substantial timetabling experience preferably acquired in a higher education setting. The successful candidate will possess the capacity for creative problem solving; will have first-rate communication and interpersonal skills combined with excellent IT and data skills. Expert knowledge of Syllabus Plus or another timetabling software package is essential.
For an informal discussion please contact Neil Dickens ( ).

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