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Academic Administration Team Leader

Deadline for applications: N/A

Do you thrive in a fast paced environment? Have you managed high volumes of Academic Admin? Could you lead a team in an ever changing, challenging, and rewarding environment?

If so then this could be a perfect role for you! We are Study Group, a global pathway provider in International Education. Due to some very exciting changes in our Professional Services Team, our Durham University International Study Centre is looking to find an Academic Administration Team Leader to take responsibility for the team that cover all areas of the Academic Administration.

Salary: £28,000 per annum
Contract Type: Full Time, Permanent

What is this role and where does it fit in?

The purpose of this role is to lead Academic Administration team and ensure effective and timely scheduling of lessons, including classing of students, allocation of tutors and rooms; and to ensure assessments and examinations are prepared, scheduled and run according to Centre and University rules and regulations. The role will also process and analyse data and provide a variety of management information reports. This is a very busy team, with high volumes of data, however for the right person; this is a fast paced, exciting, and challenging position in an ever changing environment where no day is the same

What experience do you need?

We are looking for an experienced manager, or supervisor, that can offer leadership, support, and guidance to our Academic Administration staff. This role will involve areas of scheduling, exams and reporting, Academic Assessment, and Academic Standards and Quality Assurance, so any experience working these areas would be highly desirable. If you have worked in events, or have experience managing projects, then this would be a bonus. We are looking for someone that is calm under pressure, flexible, and strategic. If you have this and the below, then we would certainly like to hear from you.

  • Previous experience
  • managing Academic Admin staff
  • Experience working on Progresso or a similar student management system
  • Experience using University databases
  • A sound understanding of UK higher education and experience
  • Working experience in an Examination office would be a desirable
  • Further or Higher Education course structure, and course moderation and review.

Where is this role based?

Our Durham University Study Centre is the newest to the Study Group network, recently opening its doors in September last year. Based in the stunning Queens Campus, it is now a fully functional centre full of talented students from across the globe. The centre runs a varied curriculum across the International Foundation, and the Pre-Masters programme. This is an energetic centre, where no day is the same. The centre is right next to the River Tees and the stunning Infinity Bridge.

The Application Process

We take pride in providing an excellent candidate experience to all potential candidates, so will ensure a timely response and process for all applicants. If you are interested in finding out more then please send a CV and a member of the Recruitment Team will be in contact. Please submit your CV via our application website, and a member of the Recruitment Team will be in contact.

Organisational Compliance

Study Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students, and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role, including checks with past employers, an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and overseas criminal records if appropriate.

Study Group processes your information in line with data protection regulations. Please see attached our Candidate Privacy Policy.

What does a role at Study Group mean?


We are a unique business within the sector, giving our people a completely different working experience.


We have a large global network and encourage collaboration across the whole business. We work with a number of partners across the network including top tier universities.


We encourage innovation throughout our Centres, ensuring that our students are given an interactive, student centred, and creative, tailor-made learning experience. Our people are given an autonomy within their roles that is rarely seen within the industry.


We believe in continuous professional and personal development, and take pride in offering our staff ample opportunity to achieve their goals. Utilising our large organisational infrastructure, across our different brands, we invite our people to gain valuable experience, and maximise all the exciting tools available to help develop their career.