Senior Academic Records and Assessment Officer

Swansea University

Contract: Permanent, full-time position

Salary: APM Grade 8   £37,386 – £43,155

Location: The post-holder will be primarily based on the Singleton Park Campus, but may be required to work across University sites as required.

The Senior Academic Records and Assessment Officer will be a key member of the Academic Records and Systems team who are responsible for the management and maintenance of student records, systems and associated data and the development and enhancement of student records solutions and systems to meet the strategic and operational needs of the institution. The team manage and engage with the University’s Student Records system (SITS) as super users supporting the entire student journey from enrolment through to post award. They are responsible for data stewardship and the delivery of high-quality student record and associated administrative services. The team also lead on the provision of key statutory external returns, such as Data Futures and provide critical support for internal reporting portfolios. The Senior Academic Records and Assessment Officer will primarily be responsible for the management and maintenance of the University SITS based Student Assessment System, ensuring that all assessment data, regulations and processes are fit for purpose, compliant with both internal and external requirements and that they deliver the required outputs against a challenging timeframe and across numerous and varied assessment windows. Both the team and the role holder will seek to support the strategic student experience objectives of the University and are pivotal in supporting the work of both Faculty senior leads and their teams and support both Academic Services and senior colleagues in other professional unit internal teams with complex data, systems and reporting.

Candidates should be educated to degree level or have appropriate applicable professional experience with a strong working knowledge and experience of student assessment, academic regulations and the operation of exam boards, data collection and management together with experience in managing and monitoring projects to ensure that the project is delivered on time and achieves stakeholder objectives. In addition, candidates should be able to evidence excellent logic and reasoning skills and are able to incorporate regulatory criteria into systems, have excellent organisational skills with the ability to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously, and the ability to converse with a range of stakeholders and experience of writing data retrieval queries using reporting tools such as Power BI or Microsoft Access query builder.

Candidates should include reference to the values and personal attributes within their applications, in addition to the essential and desirable criteria. The panel will be assessing against all of these skills and attributes.

For informal enquiries please contact: Dr Gary Jones, Academic Data Systems Manager, Email: [email protected]

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