Argyll College UHI offer further and higher education in one of the most geographically fragmented areas of Scotland. We are an academic partner of The University of the Highlands and Islands. The university operates through a partnership of thirteen colleges and research institutions, located throughout Argyll, the Highlands and Islands, Moray and Perthshire.

To support our work we are recruiting to the following role:

Student Services Administrator

Salary range £8,572.47 (£21,431.18 pro rata)
Working hours0.4 FTE (Part-time)
LocationPreferably one of the larger centres (Oban, Dunoon, Campbeltown, Lochgilphead or Helensburgh)
Closing Date10/08/2020

We are recruiting a 0.4 FTE Student Services Administrator to join the Student Services team.  The key tasks will include:

  • Assisting students with funding applications (Bursary, EMA, SAAS),
  • Screening and uploading student financial evidence to the online systems,
  • Supporting centre staff with information regarding student funding
  • Tracking attendance for funding purposes
  • Assisting with the SAAS Part Time Fee Grant process

Bursary funding can be a stressful time for students so the successful applicant must have excellent people skills and communication skills to be able to help them through the application process.  They must also be able to work accurately and efficiently under pressure and have very good IT skills. 

The post would be best located in one of the busier centres to maximise the opportunity to work face to face with students (social distancing permitting) but a lot of the work will be carried out remotely via phone, email and other online systems.

Confidentiality is essential.

The successful applicant will be subject to an application to join Disclosure Scotland Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.

Protecting Vulnerable Groups

The Scottish Government have introduced a new membership scheme to replace and improve upon the current disclosure arrangements for people who work with vulnerable groups - The Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG Scheme)

All successful applicants must be registered on the PVG scheme. More information on PVG