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Student Casework Professional Investigator

Regulatory, Assurance & Governance Unit

Location:  Ormskirk/UK
Salary:  £42,155 to £47,423 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Monday 30 January 2023
Interview Date:  Wednesday 15 February 2023
Reference:  EHA2411-0123

We’re here to create and harness knowledge, to deliver opportunity for everyone. 

About the Role 

This is an exciting opportunity for a Professional Investigator to join the Student Casework Team.  Based in the Governance, Quality Assurance and Student Casework Team this new and exciting role will enable the University to respond to the changing landscape of the sector. You will deliver professional investigations into serious, complex and sensitive cases including student disciplinary, misconduct and complaints.

This role is a critical component of the department's aim of providing a highly professional support service for all aspects of student casework. It will help to ensure our approach to student conduct cases and complaints is robust and that cases are investigated in line with sector expectations, legal and regulatory requirements.

About You

As a Professional Investigator you will:

  • have experience of managing student disciplinary casework and at least one of the following areas:
    1. Student complaints
    2. Academic appeals
    3. Academic malpractice
    4. Fitness to practice
  • have experience of making reasoned decisions informed by evidence and complex information, within a regulatory framework. 
  • be able to exercise sound judgement taking into account the needs and views of all parties and communicate these findings orally or in writing.
  • have proven specialist knowledge of the complexities of sexual violence, including the impact on those who have experienced sexual misconduct and the impact of being accused of sexual misconduct
  • be able to approach the role in a positive way demonstrating professional judgement in the conduct of their duties at all times
  • be able to absorb complex information from different sources and present findings
  • have well-developed organisational skills with the ability to manage and prioritise a workload with strict deadlines

Rewards & Benefits

  • A minimum of 38 days annual leave per annum (inclusive of bank holiday and University closure days) 
  • Discounted membership to our onsite state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities
  • Staff benefits scheme, which provides you with discounts across the high street, supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more
  • A wide range of development programmes to enhance your career
  • Beautiful award-winning on-campus working environment
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme with our employer contribution of 16.3%

About Us 

At Edge Hill University we believe in the life changing opportunities knowledge can create. Since 1885, we’ve been creating access to knowledge for those who may not have had the opportunity to before. 

Today, the effect we have has a far-reaching impact, not just for those who come to study here but for those who work, invest in, and live in our local communities too. So, if you’ve ever wondered if one person can make a difference, simply speak to our alumni, students, and award-winning staff.

Because for us education isn’t about how much you take in. It’s about what you take out into the world. 

Inspiring minds and changing futures since 1885, Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 


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