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Administration Officer (Academic Governance)

Permanent, full time or part time (24 – 35 hrs/wk)

Split place of work between Horizons (Reading, Berkshire) and Home Salary £26,000 – £30,000 FTE pa plus benefits (dependant on experience)

  • We are looking for an experienced secretary or somebody who is eager to learn and start their career in education!**

University College of Estate Management (UCEM) is a long-standing and leading provider of supported online education. We exist to provide accessible, relevant and cost-effective education which enhances careers, increases professionalism and contributes to a sustainable built environment. Operating from the UK and Hong Kong we have a global reach, and at any one time over 3,500 students are studying online with us. UCEM passed its first ever inspection by Ofsted with flying colours after earning an overall rating of ‘Good’ in November 2021.

If you are a highly organised individual who is up for a challenge and eager to learn, we want to hear from you! This role is ideal for someone who is looking to widen their knowledge of the working world and gain new skills that will enhance their career ambitions in a flexible working environment! The Academic Governance team provide comprehensive administrative support to our various academic committees and their meetings. In this role you will use your excellent attention to detail, organisation and planning skills to help plan, arrange, and take formal minutes for committee meetings. In doing so, you will be ensuring that these meetings are managed as professionally and efficiently as possible.

Your key responsibilities will centre around:

  • Making arrangements for committee meetings which run in accordance with our meeting calendar (organising agendas, rooms, invites – and much more);
  • Attend meetings, taking notes and minutes;
  • Follow up on actions and liaise with other teams within UCEM;
  • Support the Academic Governance Manager with project co-ordination;
  • Prepare and type reports, agendas, presentations, and meeting papers;
  • Maintain records and undertake filing

Secretarial Or Administrative Experience Is Essential For This Role.

At UCEM we expect employees to demonstrate our values: Passion, Integrity, Excellence and Support. Student satisfaction and success are our main drivers and our people consistently report high levels of employee satisfaction; your contribution will be valued, should you join us.


We have a very detailed job specification for this role so please, before applying, take a look at our websita via the button below.


If you are unsure whether to apply for this vacancy but feel this role is exciting and want to find out more, we strongly encourage you to call the hiring manager (details below/within Job Specification) to discuss the role as well as your skills and experience.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Caroline Carroll 0118 921 4652 or [email protected] alternatively contact the HR team on 0118 467 2433/2013 or [email protected]


To apply please send your CV, covering letter/email, and Recruitment Check Form by an email.


Monday 31 October 2023 at noon.


Please note, applications may be reviewed as and when they are received, so you may be invited to interview ahead of the closing date. Interviews are normally carried out over Zoom or Microsoft Teams, however we may invite you to visit our Reading office.


We do not use agencies as part of our recruitment process. We politely ask that you respect this decision and do not call our offices on seeing this advertisement; if you do, the same message will be repeated to you. Thank you for your co-operation.

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