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Accommodation Officer

Student Services

Location:  Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
Salary:  £24,871 to £27,116 per annum
The point of entry will be dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term - up to 12 months
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 05 December 2021
Reference:  RH-668

We are recruiting for a fixed term (12 months) full-time Accommodation Officer to be a report to the Interim Head of Student Services. The post-holder will have frontline responsibility for accommodation matters throughout the student accommodation lifecycle, along with assisting in the supervision of the work of Residences Officers and volunteer Student Wardens to ensure a safe and pleasant residential community.

We are looking for someone who thrives in a busy environment, enjoys working with young people and can bring expertise from a hospitality or residential services background to effectively coordinate our accommodation provision. No two days are the same in the Student Services department so flexibility and enthusiasm are a must along with being a natural team player.

Shortlisting will take place on  6th December, successful candidates will be invited for interview on Friday 10th December 2021. 

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Harper Adams University is one of the premier UK Higher Education institutions focused on the land-based and food supply chain sector. With around 2,800 undergraduate students, plus those completing postgraduate, research and CPD programmes, Harper Adams University is the UK's largest single provider of higher education for these subjects.  Programmes fall into eleven broad subject areas – but none operate in isolation. Community and collaboration are key at Harper Adams, meaning everyone, including staff, students and industry partners, benefits from a close network of knowledge and opportunity exchange. Situated in Shropshire, the campus and the surrounding area provide an excellent working and living environment for staff and students alike.

Harper Adams is consistently positioned highly in a range of national ratings, performance measures and league tables. The University has been the highest performing modern university in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide for the last four years, climbing to 17th place in the overall league table. In the 2020 guide Harper Adams was named Modern University of the Year and runner-up University of the Year. In the 2019 Whatuni? Student Choice Awards, based on student reviews, Harper Adams won the Student Support category for the fifth time – the only university to have taken the title since the awards began - and won the category for best job prospects for a fourth year running. In the 2020 QS World Rankings for Agriculture and Forestry published in March 2020, Harper Adams was ranked first in the UK for academic reputation and second in the world for its reputation with employers.

Applied research is at the heart of the university’s activity, with the work of a thriving academic community underpinning both teaching and work with the industries allied to Harper. The 2014 Government Research Excellence Framework rated all of the university’s research as “of international quality”, and more than half was deemed “world leading” or “internationally excellent”.



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