Administrative Officer

The University of Southampton

Widening Participation & Social Mobility


Highfield Campus


£25,742 to £28,759
per annum

Full Time Fixed Term until 30/09/2024

Closing Date:  

Wednesday 22 November 2023

Interview Date:  

Tuesday 05 December 2023



The role is a maternity cover offered on a full-time, fixed-term basis until 30th September 2024.

The Widening Participation and Social Mobility Directorate (WPSM) has responsibility for meeting the ambitious targets of the University’s Access and Participation Plan (APP) which aims to improve the access, success, and progression of students from underrepresented groups and disadvantaged backgrounds.

We are seeking to appoint an Administrative Officer to join us in the Lifecycle team as we look to develop and expand our range of activities aimed at working with and supporting those from groups under-represented in higher education as we work towards the targets outlined in our Access and Participation Plan. You will be providing comprehensive, effective and efficient administrative support to the Widening Participation and Social Mobility (WPSM) department.

The successful candidate will have experience working within an administrative or secretarial support role. You will have knowledge of work systems, equipment processes and standard IT packages. You will have the ability to produce clear, accurate and concise written documentation with excellent attention to detail, and have experience of inputting and analysing data.  You will have excellent communication skills which you will use to support collaborative working with colleagues across the University, schools, and external organisations.

The role is a maternity cover offered on a full-time, fixed-term basis until 30th September 2024. It will offer hybrid working from home and at our Highfield Campus. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 5th December on Highfield Campus. 

WPSM is proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect, and equality of opportunity. We select candidates based on merit and ability and aspire to thrive in the diversity of our workforce. We welcome applications from all candidates with an interest in the role and those who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail please contact Bev Dee, Lifecycle Manager ([email protected] ).

*An enhanced DBS check is required for this role.

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Apply by midnight on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or [email protected] quoting the job number.

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