Job last updated on 7 November 2022

Academic Skills and Student Engagement Officer

University of Exeter






Education and Academic Services

The Academic Skills and Student Engagement team have an exciting opportunity for an Academic Skills and Student Engagement Officer to join our team.

This full time position is based at the Streatham campus and is available immediately, on a fixed-term basis until 30th September 2023, to cover an employee on secondment. This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

The starting salary will be from £30,502 up on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.

This role supports the activities of the academic skills and student engagement team to provide tailored support to assist students in meeting their academic goals. The role will focus on the peer support activity and virtual learning needs for our hard to reach and Widening Participation cohort of students.

The post-holder will be required to collaborate with colleagues in presenting ideas and solutions, and support the development of the curriculum in innovative ways, supported by appropriate technology. The post-holder will also organise events to support hard to reach students, particularly peer learning opportunities, including networking events, and carry out associated administration and evaluation of these projects and events. The post-holder will support the implementation of the University’s Education Strategy and the Access and Participation Plan through the role that they undertake.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022).

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

41 days leave per year
options for flexible working
numerous discounts at leading retailers
onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information

Please contact Amanda Pocklington,

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