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A great opportunity has arisen for an Assessment Officer to join our School of Health and Social Care and provide high quality administrative support to the School.

Duties of the Role

Working closely with the University Academic Services Assessment and Progress teams, providing advice to students and staff on the rules of assessment and assessment policies, contributing to improvement projects, reviews of procedures and supporting the maintenance, updating and publication of the rules of assessment.

You will also:

  • Support the planning, organisation and delivery of exam boards
  • Act as lead administrator for the school external examiner quality assurance processes
  • Service Boards of Examiners meetings; processing extenuating circumstances claims and student results, publishing outcomes
  • Provide advice to students and staff on the rules of assessment and assessment policies
  • Process Exam Board casework 

A list of full duties are detailed within the attached jobpack.

Skills and qualifications required

To be successful, you will need to have:

  • Significant administrative experience of working in higher education student administration or an equivalent context
  • Familiarity with student records databases
  • Experience of complex work and the effective application and interpretation of regulatory frameworks
  • Ability to acquire knowledge and understanding of detailed policies and procedure, and to apply them accurately
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to analyse problems and propose solutions 

The School

Organised health and social care is one of the greatest achievements of the 20th century, made possible by the vision and dedication of the professionals who staff it.

We prepare our students to join that inspirational workforce as a caring, compassionate and competent professional who shares our commitment to improving lives. We offer courses across undergraduateMasters and research degree level, as well as Continuing Professional Development for those enhancing their skills.

We are at the forefront of preparing people to solve real-life issues in health and society, offering courses that both commissioners and employers believe in. People are at the heart of all we do. We work in partnership with people from all walks of life, who offer us their expertise and experience, making us a team of people who truly understand what is needed from health and social care professionals – now and in the future.

This position will sit within the professional services team and our professional services staff are responsible for the day-to-day operation of the department, supporting the delivery of our teaching and our research.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the School during their exciting time of growth, with increasing student numbers.

Please use the ‘Apply’ button to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here. Our website contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please email

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