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Research Degree Administrator

Graduate School

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £22,254 to £24,174 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Sunday 04 September 2022
Interview Date:  Tuesday 20 September 2022
Reference:  EHA2232-0722

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

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a Research Degree Administrator to join the Graduate School administration team to provide administration in relation to research degree admissions, progression and examination across the University. In addition to being responsible for arranging admissions interviews and vivas (oral examinations), maintaining and reporting on PGR records including those related to admission, progression and examination for various subject areas across the University, you will also be responsible for overseeing the Graduate School staff diaries and the supervisor directory as well as processing right to work checks and financial claims from visiting lecturers. In addition, the quarterly Graduate School Bursary fund administration will be a part of your main role. 

About You

As Research Degree Administrator, you will have excellent IT, negotiation, attention to detail and interpersonal skills, as well as a flexible, organised, proactive approach to work, effective problem solving skills and the ability to communicate high level, complex information to senior members of staff in a succinct manner. You will also be able to work independently, to strict and agreed deadlines, form effective working relationships and handle large amounts of data and spot significant trends.

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.

Candidates interested in this post are encouraged to contact Lydia Richardson, Graduate School Manager at, in advance of applying, to answer any informal enquiries.


You will benefit from 22 days annual leave plus 13 bank holiday inclusive of 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 Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 and shortlisted for the overall UK University of the Year award. Edge Hill has also recently been awarded 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 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.

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