Category Archives: Non-academics Jobs

Support staff role in HE

Long time, no blog… Long time, no work! I haven’t blogged for jobs.ac.uk for some time.  For that, please accept my apologies.  I was involved in a serious motorbike accident in July 2013, and the recovery has been long.  Whilst … Read More »

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Progression in HE for Support Staff

I was kind of in two minds about whether to blog about progression in HE for support staff. As administrative staff, I feel we have seen a real decline in the opportunities for progression and development. I have said in … Read More »

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New Year, New Career? Why not try working in Higher Education?

This is my first post and this blog is one of my own New Year’s Resolutions that so many of us have. This started me thinking about how many people plan on changing career at the start of the year, … Read More »

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Working in Higher Education: all you need to know – Part II

If after reading Part I you would still like to go for a non-academic position in Higher Education, here are some tips on how to improve your chances.

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The three challenges of working for a central department

As you may have guessed from the title, yes, I do work for a central department within my institution. And although it’s undoubtedly fun and interesting, it can also be challenging.

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Managing change?

Our institution is currently going under restructure. In order to increase effectiveness in the provision of services and to make us more competitive when dealing with students, businesses and the outside world, everything is now moving centrally.

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What are Hiring Managers in the Industry Looking For?

If you are out of work and are job-hunting for non-academic university positions, or if you are simply looking for bigger and better things, I hope you find these tips useful. They come from my experience, as well as from … Read More »

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