Admissions and Student Funding Officer

Location
Inverness, Highland
Salary
£24,932 - £28,470 pa (Pay Award Pending)
Posted
16 Apr 2024
Closes
28 Apr 2024
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Fixed Term 16 months

UHI Inverness is a partner of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), a partnership of 11 colleges and research institutions located across the Highlands and Islands, Moray and Perthshire.

As the UK’s leading tertiary education provider, we deliver both further education and higher education courses and that makes us different from traditional institutions. Through an innovative approach to learning and some of the best online learning technologies, we offer our students the complete learner journey, where they have choice and flexibility to study from access level right through to PhD.

UHI Inverness is at the heart of the community. Working closely with businesses and stakeholders, our curriculum and research capacity is designed to meet the ever-evolving needs of industry and support the strengths and ambitions of the region. Through a personalised approach, we help our students discover their right path, providing them with a combination of qualification and job-ready skills to succeed in the workplace. UHI Inverness has locations at Inverness Campus and also the Scottish School of Forestry (Balloch), a growing hub for research, innovation and enterprise set within a 215-acre site.

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our Admissions and Student Funding team as an Admissions and Student Funding Officer, on a fixed term, 16-month contract.

Job Purpose:

To work within the Admission and Student Funding team to ensure an efficient and effective admissions and funding awards service is provided to college staff, students and applicants.  Ensuring accurate recording of data on college management information systems.

You will be based primarily at the UHI Inverness main campus, working within our opening hours. A hybrid working arrangement to include some time working from home is also possible, pending a review of arrangements for confidentiality considerations.

Key Responsibilities:

Admissions/Progression:

  • Applications, interviewing, offers, tracking progress of applications.
  • Progression tracking.
  • Liaison with Guidance and Front of House and Administration Services Teams to ensure continuity from enquiry.
  • Ensure that UCAS application deadlines are met.
  • Liaise with UHI EO registry staff on HE admissions.

Awards

  • To provide a student awards service, including bursary awards, to College students, in line with College and National policies.
  • To provide the Accountant with regular monitoring information for both Bursaries and all Hardship Funds, to ensure that funds are awarded in line with current guidance and equitably disbursed.
  • To provide advice and guidance to College staff, students and applicants on the range of student support available with particular reference to bursaries, EMA, discretionary funds, housing and council tax benefits and the implications of study on existing benefit entitlement.

Please see the attached job profile for full details.

Please note: the successful post holder will need to pass a satisfactory PVG scheme membership prior to commencing employment.

Benefits of working for UHI Inverness

  • 45 days annual leave per year (pro rata for part-time staff)
  • 10% Membership Discount at Highlife Highland 
  • Onsite commercial hair and beauty salon and gym facilities
  • Occupational sick pay scheme and family friendly leave provisions
  • Staff Support and Employee Assistance Programmes
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • £60 towards cost of glasses required for VDU work

Shortlisting will take place on week 29 April 2024

Interviews will be held on week 13 May 2024

If you have any queries about the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department on recruitment.ic@uhi.ac.uk or on 01463 273210.

Requests for feedback following interview are welcomed, however due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide feedback on applications that have not been shortlisted for interview.

Job Profile:  Job Profile document

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.