Global Opportunities Support Officer (Turing Scheme)

  • Job Reference: GBP 5809
  • Date Posted: 7 October 2021
  • Recruiter: University of Exeter (Graduate Business Partnership)
  • Location: Exeter, Devon
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £19,217
  • Sector: Administration, Education
  • Job Type: Contract, Internship or Placement
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

A graduate is sought to support the Global Opportunities Team at the University of Exeter. The main responsibility of the role will be providing administrative support for the Turing Scheme along with supporting other student-centered activity. This role is a mix of remote and in the workplace working (based on the Streatham Campus in Exeter) and is available immediately for 12 months as part of the Graduate Business Partnerships Scheme.
At the University of Exeter we want to make the exceptional happen and have a real and lasting impact on the world around us. We are already firmly at the forefront of universities worldwide and our ambition is to increase that position, particularly as a Global 100 institution. We challenge our talented students to achieve more than they ever thought possible and recruit the very best people from around the world to reach greater heights in research excellence, innovation, and impact.
The Global Opportunities Team is based within the Student Employability and Academic Success division at the University of Exeter. The Global Opportunities Team supports students with their Year Abroad, whether this is a Study and/or Work experience or a Short Programme.
Purpose of Role
A Graduate Business Partner (GBP) is required to aid with the administration of the Turing Scheme. The Turing Scheme has been introduced to support students with their mobility abroad. More information can be found here -
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Be the stakeholder contact for the University of Exeter’s Turing Scheme administration
  • Advise, steer and guide students on the administration of their Turing Scheme paperwork
  • Hold 1:1 appointments with students and staff on Turing Scheme administration
  • Provide general and specialist administrative support with a full understanding of the relevant Global Opportunities
  • Plan and organise events with guidance and support from managers, generally over a short-term period representing the Directorate as required. Provide information for marketing and other purposes.
  • Continuously improve the student experience of semester and longer-term outbound students at Exeter where appropriate to the role, and in support of College or Directorate objectives. Support new ways of working, training others as required and ensuring a comparable student experience across all campuses and Colleges as relevant to role.
  • Participate in relevant working groups as required, proactively contributing, and reporting progress on agreed actions.
  • Use systems and software effectively and efficiently, adhering to any relevant compliance and undertaking training as offered and required.
  • Collate, monitor, analyse and interpret data providing written recommendations and summaries to stakeholders. Proactively identify issues and undertake corrective actions as required.
  •  Accountability/responsibility for discrete areas of work, as delegated by your line manager or other senior stakeholders.
  • Lead administration on applications and nominations for students undertaking a semester or year-long mobility
  • Organise and coordinate regional pre-departure sessions for students undertaking a global mobility
  • Carry out day to day planning, coordination, preparation and practical implementation of projects and new initiatives to support the University’s objectives for the promotion of global mobility
  • To deliver a friendly, customer-focused student support function
  • Develop and enhance the provision of information, advice and guidance for students, colleagues, and partners, including development of the Global Opportunities web pages
  •  Support Global Opportunities social media platforms
Training and Development
The university offers online and in-person learning and development opportunities, including mandatory online training in Prevent Duty - Inclusive, Cohesive and Safe UniversitiesEquality and Diversity IntroductionHealth and Safety Introduction and Information Governance.
Level of Support
GBPs are offered 1:1 support from the Internships Team and their line manager.
Other Benefits, Rewards and Recognition
The University offers a wide range of benefits, rewards and recognition, including generous pension and holiday allowance of 39 days a year.
Degree and Attainment
  • Degree from a UK University in the last 3 years
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills and the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in-person, in-writing, and email, and by telephone with a diverse range of people.
  • Ability or understanding of confidentiality practices and legal requirements under the GDPR.
  • Excellent IT skills including proficiency in MS office (especially, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and web-based programmes
Behavioural Characteristics/ Personal Qualities and Attributes
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to provide accurate information.
  • Ability to always present a professional image.
  • Ability to obtain cooperation by developing excellent working relationships with a wide range of people.
  • Ability to contribute to a positive team working culture.
  • Ability to be flexible and deal with frequent interruptions whilst maintaining focus and accuracy.
  • Confidence and ability to work independently with appropriate supervision.
  • Ability to be adaptive to changes in task allocation and areas of responsibility.
  • Ability to think laterally and solve problems.
  • Willingness to learn and actively seek training and development.
GBP Scheme Requirements
  • To be eligible to apply and undertake a GBP role the graduate must meet all of the following criteria:
  • Achieved* (or about to achieve) a full undergraduate degree (or Masters or PhD).
  • Graduated in the UK within the last 3 years of your most recent degree (we will consider extenuating circumstances of potential applicants that may have prevented them from undertaking a graduate role within 3 years of graduation). * Please see above for additional requirements
  • Attended a British university (or spent time studying at a UK university through ERASMUS)
  • The University of Exeter is committed to developing an environment which promotes equality of opportunity, values diversity and inclusivity. 
  • The University of Exeter is a Disability Confident Employer, committed attracting and recruiting people with disabilities, and retaining and supporting staff with disabilities. If an applicant declares a disability and meets all the essential criteria, they will be invited to interview. 
  • We welcome applications from all eligible students and in particular those from the following underrepresented groups. Selection and recruitment itself will be entirely on merit alone unless there are multiple applicants demonstrating equal merit. In this clear circumstance, preference would be shown to applicants from under-represented groups. This is in line with lawful positive action measures under sections 158 and 159 of the Equality Act 2010.
  • Right to Work in the UK for the duration of the GBP internship evidenced by the ‌Intern Guidance- Proving Right to Work the UK. This can include British citizens; individuals with an EU Pre-Settlement or EU-Settlement Status; and those with a Graduate Route Visa.
  • Current immigration legislation prevents the University to provide sponsorship certificates for GBP roles, as they do not meet the requirements for a Skilled Worker visa as explained on the International Student Support webpages.
  • All graduates need to reside in the UK whilst undertaking this role.
  • Applicants cannot undertake another GBP role if the contract length in total exceeds the maximum duration of 23 months working as a GBP.
To undertake a GBP role applicants must achieve their degree. In the unlikely scenario where a degree is not awarded, the GBP hours may be reduced to 15hrs a week (for undergraduates) or 6hrs a week (for postgraduates) to enable to the graduand the capacity to successfully complete their degree. If the graduand fails their degree the GBP role will end early
Key Dates
Closing Date: 31/10/2021
Interview Date: WC 8 November 2021
Start Date: ASAP after interviews
End Date: 12 months from start date


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