Support Assistant

Job Description

An opportunity has arisen to appoint a Support Assistant within the Health Sciences School. You will provide support for key processes that assist the smooth delivery of teaching and learning for our student population. You will work as a core member of the team, providing clerical and administrative support, including reception and in-house clinic activities as well as supporting the Orthoptics Placement provision.

Supporting the three Divisions of the Health Sciences School, you will be a key member of the administrative team. The post holder will be keen to share ideas and work collaboratively with colleagues across the School. The ability to work individually and within a team is important.

You will work as part of a team to ensure the smooth running of the Health Sciences School including undertaking administrative work in all aspects of student lifecycle events. You will have an adaptable, hardworking and forward thinking approach with excellent communication and organisational skills, strong IT skills and an ability to work collaboratively with administrative and academic staff to provide an excellent level of service to students.

As part of the role, you will also support the placement provision for the Division of Ophthalmology & Orthoptics ensuring that procedures are followed and assist with the organisation and delivery of the clinical and non-clinical examinations.
We are looking for candidates who will have a real dedication to the role, and who have a good track record of working methodically with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. You will have excellent team working skills. You will need to have a hardworking and helpful manner and the ability to act with discretion and tact. You should have five GCSEs Grade C or above – including English and Maths (or equivalent relevant qualifications or experience) and a word processing qualification / ECDL (European Computer Driving License) qualification.

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