Job last updated on 4 November 2022

5637 - SWAY International Programmes Advisor

University of Edinburgh



£29,619 to £34,308 per year





Grade UE06, Salary Range £29,619 - £34,308 per annum
University Secretary’s Group, Edinburgh Global, Study and Work Away Service
Full-time, 35 hours per week
Open Ended

The Opportunity:
The University of Edinburgh’s Study and Work Away Service (SWAY) oversees the management of international study and work placement experiences for students and staff, working in partnership with key internal and external stakeholders.

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and skilled individual to join our Service, to support the growing and diverse portfolio of study and work away experiences for our students. The post holder will focus on the delivery of international study exchange activities, contributing to the successful delivery of our existing large-scale Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility programme, whilst supporting the transition to opportunities funded by the Turing Scheme, as the UK’s domestic alternative to the Erasmus programme. The post holder will be responsible for delivering an overall student lifecycle experience - including signposting students to opportunities and raising awareness, liaising with departments and Schools regarding the approval of proposed activities, administering records and grants, reporting in line with Erasmus+ and Turing regulations, and providing guidance and pastoral support to students pre-departure, while on placement and on return.

The post holder will ideally have experience working in study and work abroad, internationalisation and/or partnership development within the Higher Education sector. They should be able to adapt to a fast-paced and changing environment, have a good eye for detail and the ability to work on their own initiative. The post holder will be adept at forming effective working relationships with a diverse and growing set of stakeholders (students, University functions and organisations across multiple sectors); and have good team working skills. They should also be able to provide professional and compassionate pastoral support to students throughout the placement lifecycle.

This post will be located within the Study and Work Away Service within the Edinburgh Global Directorate.

Your skills and attributes for success:
• Have knowledge and experience in the area of Study and Work Away in Higher Education and associated internal and external contributing factors
• Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team
• Ability to work on own initiative and use independent judgement to deal with unforeseen problems and circumstances
• Excellent communication skills in both written and verbal format, with good attention to detail
• A friendly, professional manner and ability to provide efficient service under pressure and in a busy environment