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Senior Programme Officer, Commonwealth Scholarships

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£35,150 – £37,000 per annum

Fixed Term for 1 year with possible extension

35 hours per week

London WC1H (We operate hybrid, flexible working practices with 40% of your time per month being office based)

Join the CSC team at the ACU as a Senior Programme Officer and use your skills and expertise to deliver an excellent service to our Scholars as well as supporting the recruitment and selection procedures for all the CSC’s programmes in order to help us build a better world through international collaboration in higher education.

The ACU offers a unique opportunity to make a real difference in the higher education sector. We are one of the largest, most diverse international university networks, bringing together over 500 universities in 50 countries. Championing the power of higher education to improve lives, we support our members – and our people – in contributing to sustainable development across the Commonwealth and beyond.

The role

The Senior Programme Officer (SPO) is responsible for managing a number of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s programmes both pre-and on award, as well as supporting the recruitment and selection procedures for all programmes.  They are responsible for co-managing a small team of Programme Officers, for advising on policy and administrative procedures across our programmes as well as monitoring the programme budgets.  In addition, they are responsible for managing relationships with partner university and managing specific projects related to the delivery of the CSC’s programmes.  More information about the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission can be found here.

Who are we looking for?

You will need:

  • To be degree educated with a depth of understanding of the experience and needs of international students.
  • Ability to handle line management responsibilities
  • Experience and/or proven ability in designing and refining and implementing, policy and procedures as well as of communicating complex administrative processes.
  • Experience of Programme Management within the HE sector and ideally of Scholarship management
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including writing for and understanding of different audiences and sensitivity for different cultural contexts
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to build maintain and strengthen relationships within a higher education context.

What to expect:

We see equality, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our mission and we value the many different perspectives that people from all backgrounds bring to our collective performance (you can find out more about our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and safeguarding on our website by clicking here).

We believe in investing in all our people and creating cultures in which everyone can thrive.

We offer a fantastic package of benefits including:

  • 27 days annual leave, 8 bank holidays (pro rata – part time employees) and 4 Christmas closure days
  • Generous pension scheme – 5% employee contribution, 10% employer contribution 
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, and shared parental leave
  • Significant investment into your personal and professional development
  • Regular social activities
  • Health and wellbeing programmes
  • Give as you earn charitable donations scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Interest-free travel season ticket loan

To find out about our benefits, flexible working, health and wellbeing and professional development, visit our website.

How to apply:

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 15 August 2022

Interviews will take place: week commencing 22 August 2022

If we receive sufficient applications before the closing date, interviews may take place earlier, so you are encouraged to apply early.

Interviews will take place virtually.

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