Job offer in london Programme Officer (Commonwealth Scholarships) at Association of Commonwealth Universities

12 month Maternity Cover

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the ACU for a Programme Officer to support our work within the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) Secretariat. Managing a portfolio of individual students, you will act as first point of contact for all issues, which may relate to placement, logistics, or simple personal matters. You will play a critical role in representing our work to its most important recipients: the award holders themselves.

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), a registered UK charity, has administered international postgraduate scholarship programmes for almost 60 years. Most of our work is for external sponsors, including three UK government departments. In all cases, we are committed to helping sponsors meet the objectives of their investment and to providing an excellent service to award holders themselves.

Educated to degree level, with a patient, student-focussed and considerate approach, you will have a clear understanding of rules and regulations and a determination that these should be applied fairly and consistently. To join us as Programme Officer, you will need:      

  • Experience working in the Higher Education sector
  • A flexible, team-based approach
  • A genuine interest in the wider issues which underpin our work – most notably the work of the Commonwealth, international relations and development
  • Willingness to undertake UK travel where required.

Our open approach encourages inputs and ideas at all times, and some contact with external stakeholders including UK universities as well as contacts overseas can be expected.

Benefits include 27 days holiday per year plus 4 discretionary days and bank holidays, competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers and excellent support for learning and development.

For further information and details of how to apply, visit the Apply Button below.

Please see: for further information about the scholarships programme.

At the ACU, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of gender, race, religion, marital status, disability, age, and sexual orientation.

Closing date: 24 April 2017

Interview date: 4 May 2017

Start date: As soon as possible in May/June 2017

As Programme Officer, you will be employed by ACU Trading Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary.