Faculty Administrator

Oldham College is a great career choice for ambitious professionals. With a “good” Ofsted rating, a Silver “TEF” assessment for our higher education provision, one of the best apprenticeship programmes in the region, excellent 16-18 results and truly outstanding GCSE English results, we are already a high performer. 

But we want to deliver much more than this.  Our ambition is to be “The Best Place to Learn and Work” and we have a clear Strategic Plan which sets out what this means and what we will do to deliver it.  We will keep on improving and innovating, and we are investing in new provision, new facilities and new technology. 

We expect a lot from you, so we want ambitious, open minded candidates, who are ready to give their best.  But we give a lot in return, from training to pensions, our own benefits package, and one of the best and most helpful group of colleagues you could ever wish to meet. That’s true, by the way – ask almost anyone who has been here. Or come and see for yourself. 

If you want to be outstanding, and want to help us achieve the same thing, then please apply.

We are looking for:

  • Faculty Administrator
  • Salary – Scale 3 £18,529- £19,427

A highly motivated, pro-active and experienced person is required to provide administration support within a busy Faculty office. You will provide vital administration support in the delivery of specialist administration and business support systems within a designated Faculty.

Pete O’Donnell, Director of Information Systems and Data, says I believe “you’ll be working in a dynamically changing area of the College for a professional team of teaching staff with the backup of an experienced and dedicated team leader”

Oldham College is a medium sized general further education college, with a turnover of almost £25m. It has one main campus in the centre of town, and this in the third phases of a £40m redevelopment which began in 2012.   Higher education is taught on a second, dedicated campus, a short walk away.   The College delivers a full range of work related education and training, including 16-18 programmes of study, T levels, apprenticeships, adult learning and higher education.  It has over 5000 full-time students and 600 undergraduates.   

The College is in the top quartile for 16-18 programmes of study and English GCSE resits, and in apprenticeship provision, but is the second highest performing provider Greater Manchester. The quality of its higher education provision is better than many established universities. 

Joining our Journey:

When you join our college, our colleagues have access to numerous benefits and facilities:  

  • Generous Pension Scheme  
  • Fantastic Staff Benefits and Rewards platform
  • Very generous holiday entitlement
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity provision
  • Staff Development days/week (Jan, July, Aug)
  • Free confidential counselling service
  • Staff recognition awards
  • Subsidised car parking
  • On-site Day Nursery
  • On-site hair and beauty salon and The Grange Theatre both offering staff discounts

The Role:

To assist with all administrative and organisational tasks associated with the provision of the

College administration service, in particular the maintenance of an efficient and effective timetable and register system.

To support the Head of Faculty as designated in the delivery of an efficient and effective administration and business support service, i.e. diary appointments, minutes of meetings, contacting students.

You will need to be qualified to GCSE level or equivalent, have excellent IT and customer service skills and have the ability to work on your own initiative whilst ensuring a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

You will have the ability to build and maintain professional relationships with programme tutors and support staff.

It is desirable that the successful candidate has experience of working with learners within an FE college and be able to demonstrate their professional development within this type of organisation.

The role will require you to embed and work to the college’s values; working with Integrity, having Ambition to help our learners succeed and being Inclusive to learners and colleagues alike.

The role will require you to embed and work to the college’s values; working with Integrity, having Ambition to help our learners succeed and being Inclusive to learners and colleagues alike.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.