Admissions Administrator


18th November 2021

Admissions Administrators are a key part of the University of Northampton’s centralised admissions service. This post is responsible for the accurate and expedient administration of all student applications. This includes taking responsibility for and developing a comprehensive understanding of a portfolio of courses. You will be a source of expertise on admissions processes and provide concise and accurate information to internal and external stakeholders. Admissions Administrators contribute to university-wide events such as Open Days, Confirmation, Clearing and Welcome & Induction, and you will be expected to undertake occasional evening and weekend work at specific times of the year particularly in August and September (where holiday restrictions apply).

About you

The successful candidate will have administrative experience working as part of a team, with good communication and organisational skills and the ability to follow procedures and balance conflicting deadlines. A focus on accuracy and attention to detail is essential, as is the ability to plan and prioritise tasks. Working effectively under pressure and a willingness to learn new processes are also key attributes in this post. Excellent IT skills, including competence in, and experience of using, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) and databases are essential. Experience of student record systems is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided.



Five GCSEs (to include English Language) at grade C/4 or above, or equivalent qualification or higher qualification


GCSE Maths at Grade C/4 or above, or equivalent qualification or experience

Student and Academic Services

The University of Northampton Admissions Department is a busy office managing Home and Partner applications to all programmes, including the making and communicating of decisions to applicants. The department manages applications for undergraduate, postgraduate, distance learning, partnership and postgraduate research programmes. The team provide professional advice and guidance on admissions processes, regulations and policies.

We are seeking three full time administrators to join the team on a permanent basis.

About Us

This is an exciting time to join our University following our relocation in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus. We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who will play a key role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the better and inspiring positive change.

The University of Northampton is one of only two Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the UK, and in 2017 was awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark, an independent guarantee that we have proven to our employees, students and stakeholders that we are committed to continuous improvement across our business in order to consistently deliver a positive impact on people and planet.

Right to Work

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

Due to the requirements laid out by UK Visas and Immigration regarding Right to Work in the UK, the University can only accept applications from individuals who currently have a status allowing them to work in the UK for this position. Due to this criteria we regret that we are unable to offer sponsorship at this time.


We are proud of our diverse student population and applications from Black Asian Minority Ethnic student grow year on year. Equality and the promotion of inclusion are a key value that we are proud to promote. To embed this across the University, to achieve diversity amongst its staff and to improve staff representation, we would like to encourage applications from women, people living with disabilities, and those from the LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.

Interview date: 18 November 2021


Please visit our website for further information and to apply online.

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