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Strategic Support Officer - Directorate Office


Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £27,511 to £33,797 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Monday 02 August 2021
Interview Date:  Thursday 12 August 2021
Reference:  EHA2049-0721-R

The role is advertised at both Grade 6 and 7 as we are open to applications from a wide field of candidates, including those who may not have direct experience but have the right attitude and potential to develop in the role. If the successful candidate is appointed at Grade 6 the role and expectations will be tailored accordingly and the salary is: 

Grade 6 - £27,511 - £30,046

If the successful candidate is appointed at Grade 7 the salary is:

Grade 7 - £30,946 - £33,797

Make a difference, every day, to the lives of our students.

About You

We are seeking a proactive and enthusiastic individual, committed to Higher Education and delivering exceptional and well-rounded strategic support. You will enjoy working in a fast-moving, policy influenced environment and have, or be committed to developing, a track record of delivering successful outcomes on an organisation-wide scale. You will be confident in using data and policy analysis and insights to contribute to evidence-based decision making.

To be successful, you will be able to use your own initiative as well as enjoy working as part of a team. In addition, you will demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the confidence to liaise with senior internal and external stakeholders and work collaboratively with colleagues across the University on a number of high-profile projects

About the Role

Through support for the Directorate you will play a critical role in the delivery of the University’s strategic priorities.

In this role, you will proactively support Directorate by scanning the external environment to identify emerging policy developments, undertake detailed analysis of data and reports to effectively brief Directorate on matters of strategic importance and translate policy into practice, supporting the continued success of the University.


You will benefit from 23/25 days annual leave plus 13 bank holiday and University closure days per annum. We aim to provide our staff with a positive work life balance and have a range of schemes in place to support this. Your continued professional development is as important to us as it is to you and we demonstrate this through our investment in your CPD activity. 

You will be automatically enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme and have access to our staff benefits platform, which provides you with discounts across the high street to help you save money on your everyday spending such as supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more. We also offer discounted membership to our state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities.

About Us

Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

You’ll be working for a multi award-winning institution that has been named University of the Year in the Educate North Awards (2021) in recognition of our continued commitment to deliver an exceptional student experience and the exceptional progress we have made to deliver investment and innovation over the past 12 months, while placing students at the heart of everything we do.

The University has been ranked Best University Workplace (Times Higher Education 2015), judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

The Times Higher ‘University of the Year’ award celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Lana Orr, Head of Directorate Office at  

In your application, please upload an attachment which describes why you are the right person for this role. 

The attachment must be tailored to the requirements of the job description and person specification, using examples to address the expectations of the role, rather than uploading a standard CV.

This attachment should not exceed 3 pages. 

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification    
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