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Part Time Student Casework Officer ((Part Time, 14.5 hours per week, over 32 University term time weeks)

Student Services

Location:  Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
Salary:  £22,254 to £24,174 per annum, pro rata
The point of entry will be dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience
Post Type:  Part Time Term Time
Hours per Week:  14.5
Weeks per Year:  32
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 05 December 2021
Interview Date:  Friday 10 December 2021
Reference:  RH-670

We are recruiting for a part-time Student Casework Officer to be a primary contact for matters relating to non-academic student misconduct within the University and the wider community. Reporting to the Interim Head of Student Services and working under the guidance of the Conduct and Community Officer, the post-holder will be required to provide a professional and methodical response to cases of student misconduct and community related matters, liaising with West Mercia Police, the town council and other stakeholders as appropriate. 

The role-holder will meet with students to discuss alleged breaches of conduct, to investigate and report on matters of minor and major misconduct and to agree appropriate and consistent outcomes with the Conduct and Community Officer or present cases for consideration by a Disciplinary Panel.

We are looking for someone who thrives in a busy environment, enjoys working with young people and the challenges that this can present when living away from home for the first time. 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 w/c Monday 6th December, successful candidates will be invited for interview on Monday 13th 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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