Assistant Registrar – Student Records, Operations and Returns

Located near Cirencester and the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Royal Agricultural University “RAU” has been at the forefront of agricultural education and a key contributor to the land-based sector for 175 years. The RAU today has more than 1,100 students studying agriculture, animal science, business, environment, equine science, farm management, food, real estate and rural land management. We pride ourselves on our links with industry and all courses are designed to meet the demands of the employment market for land-based expertise, both in the UK and worldwide.

As one of the UK’s smallest universities, we are agile in our decision-making and people-centred by approach: students and staff alike are names, not numbers. As well as creating a pleasant working environment, this also means that we are able to advance objectives and projects promptly, with clarity as to lines of support for colleagues and how our work supports the University’s mission and the student experience.  

Having recently reviewed our Professional Services structure, we are now looking to recruit an Assistant Registrar to lead our Student Records, Operations and Returns functions and to provide leadership, within the University and the wider Academic Services department, for the operational deployment of the student & curriculum record, timetabling, student funding and Registry student support functions, assuring integrity of the University’s curriculum and student data and enhancing the quality of the student learning opportunity.

Working in partnership with colleagues in Digital Innovation, the post holder will also act as the application manager for the University’s student/curriculum record, timetabling and MI/BI systems, provide leadership for the provision of student-related management information and statutory returns and have operational responsibility for a number of student-facing processes including extensions, financial support and student enquiries assuring quality of student experience.

The successful candidate will have significant experience of managing and developing student systems, records and statutory returns, ideally from a HE environment, along with proven team leadership skills, gained in context, and excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with academic, professional & support staff and external suppliers and stakeholders. The post holder will bring strong analytical skills to the role, including the ability to explore and evaluate complex sets of information and propose potential solutions to problems and will demonstrate a commitment to the development of student-based management information. With responsibility for student finance and some academic student support matters, the post holder will also show a commitment to a high quality student experience. 

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Interviews w/c 10 May 2021