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Bloomsbury Education is looking for an enthusiastic, well-organised Editorial Assistant to join a small dynamic team publishing exciting books for teachers, parents and children. The list includes teaching resources, professional development titles, fiction, poetry and home learning. Reporting to the Editorial Director and working closely with the editorial team this role offers the opportunity to develop editorial skills as well as providing key administrative support for the department.

The role

  • Supporting the editors, senior editors and commissioning editors administratively
  • Arranging, preparing agendas for and minuting key departmental meetings
  • Maintaining the publishing schedule – making changes as agreed in meetings and at the request of commissioning team
  • Ensuring title records are up to date in our Biblio title management system
  • Organising and assisting editors with the creation of advance information sheets, catalogue copy and book fair materials
  • Assisting with proofreading, artwork briefing and editing of projects as required by the editorial and commissioning team
  • Liaising with sales, production, design, marketing and editors to ensure that sales materials are produced on time
  • Reading submissions on behalf of the commissioning editors and assisting them in responding
  • Sending out book proposals for review, chasing and tracking feedback
  • Responding to general book-related queries
  • Representing the education list at sales conferences and events as required
  • Skills, knowledge, experience
  • Organised and confident with good communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language, high standards of accuracy and a keen eye for detail
  • Strong organisational skills and a rigorous, self-motivated approach to briefing, meeting deadlines and managing schedules
  • Able to prioritise and manage time effectively

Some office experience preferred

Demonstrable interest in education publishing essential and experience an advantage

Additional information

The role is a full-time, permanent position with a salary of £25,000

The role is based at our London office 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP on a hybrid working pattern of 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred). Allocated office days for this role are: Monday and Tuesday

As an Assistant role, this position is eligible for Bloomsbury’s Rental Deposit Loan Scheme. To assist candidates who want to start and to establish a career in publishing, Bloomsbury offers an interest-free rental deposit to support securing somewhere to live. The rental deposit loan can be up to £3,000 and will be paid back over 2 years.

Please apply with a CV and covering letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) via the ‘APPLY NOW’ button detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role by 17th October 2022.

Bloomsbury reserve the right to close the role early if we exceed the required number of applications

Bloomsbury Benefits

As well as a fantastic opportunity to join a global award-winning organisation, Bloomsbury offers the following competitive benefits package:

Working Pattern

hybrid working pattern of: 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred)


25 days holiday

3.5 days Christmas company holiday

Other Benefits:

Two paid Personal Wellness Days

Flexible Fridays – take Friday afternoon off by working an additional 3 hours and 45 minutes earlier in the week

Season Ticket Loan

Sharesave Scheme

In-house Doctor

Eyecare Voucher Scheme

Company culture! – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (Bloom, Disability, Mental Health, Pride and Parents, Guardians and Carers), 12 Mental Health First Aiders trained across the UK offices, Publishing Events and access to free Publishing Resources

For additional benefits see below

Bloomsbury is a place where anyone of any background, race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, age, ability, or socio-economic status can thrive, feel comfortable, and be heard and accepted. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please flag to the recruitment team if required

Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK.The Book Trade Charity provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here:

Academic Administrator (student support)

We are seeking an outstanding academic administrator to become a member of the Clinical School administration team which is based in the Medical School Office at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

There are approximately 185 students in each of the three years of the Clinical Medicine course, and teaching and examining is provided by a large number of academic and/or clinical staff, drawn from clinical and non-clinical departments across the division. Students also attend clinical placements in partner NHS Trusts, and in primary care settings. As the responsibility for teaching and examining is shared across multiple departments in the Division, as well as the partner NHS trusts and primary care providers, the organisation of the course is more complex than for most other undergraduate programmes in the university.

As well as providing general administrative support to the Director of Clinical Studies and the Associate Director of Clinical Studies, the postholder will have areas of work which are their own responsibility:

  • The postholder will be the Disability Co-ordinator for Clinical Medicine students. This involves meeting students, putting teaching and assessment adjustments in place in accordance with Student Support Plans, and sharing information with the relevant staff at appropriate times.
  • The postholder will also organise the Educational Supervisors’ programme. They will assist with the annual recruitment of supervisors, send regular email reminders of key dates, organise induction and training sessions for supervisors, allocate students, organise payment and act as a point of contact for supervisors and students.

The successful candidate for this important position will have the ability to work systematically and to a high level of accuracy, with excellent attention to detail. You will need to be a self-starter, to be proactive, and to be able to undertake tasks with a minimal level of supervision. You will need to have a high level of emotional intelligence. You will display a high level of personal discretion and judgement and have a mature and responsible attitude to your work.

To make informal enquiries about the post, please contact Mrs Kirstie Vreede (Assistant Registrar, Medical Sciences Division) on 01865 285782 or email: [email protected]

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. As part of your application you will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement.

This is a permanent, part-time post, based at the Medical School Office, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington.

Academic Services Administrator

37 hours per week – 1.00 FTE
Park Campus, Cheltenham (with occasional presence at Hardwick Campus, Cheltenham)
Academic Services provides a professional, high quality, and customer-focused service for the Schools in support of their academic mission and strategic priorities.

The Academic Services team based within the School is also part of a wider University team within Registrar’s Directorate. The post holder would be working with academic colleagues within the School and professional services staff across the University.

Business process improvement is at the forefront of our agenda and Academic Services Administrators are pivotal in the continuous improvement of processes within their schools and the wider academic registry.

The University of Gloucestershire has a positive reputation amongst its employees and values how it is regarded amongst its staff and students. In addition to the comprehensive financial and benefits package you will be working in a team that invests in colleagues and identifies opportunities for development.

This is a varied role providing administrative support for a range of activities, including courses and general operations within the School.

A positive, professional approach is required along with good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines from a variety of stakeholders. You will be able to work well in a team but also be confident to work using your own initiative along with a critical mind to actively assess situations and take an alternative approach when necessary.

The successful candidate will be able to:

  • Deliver excellent customer service;
  • Demonstrate sound administration skills;
  • Work in an organised and efficient manner to produce accurate work;
  • Find innovative solutions;
  • Achieve results within a team environment.

Contact details: 
Anna Hobbs ([email protected]) Academic Services Manager (School of Arts)

Closing date: 15th October 2022

Interview date: 20th October 2022

To apply please either download and save the Application for Employment Form to your computer and apply with the application form, or please submit a CV and cover letter explaining your suitability to the role.

This is a University of Gloucestershire Professional Services (UoGPSL) position. UoGPSL is a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Gloucestershire. Further information about UoGPSL can be found by following this link

Successful applicants with current, continuous membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) or the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) will be eligible to continue membership of the scheme and will be employed by the University of Gloucestershire.

The University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive staff community and welcomes applications from currently under-represented sections of our workforce. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader, guaranteeing an interview to everyone who meets the definition of disability set out in the Equality Act 2010 and the essential criteria contained within the person specification.

Quality Assurance Administrator

Do you have experience of administration in higher education and an interest in supporting quality assurance and enhancement activities?

The College’s Quality Assurance and Enhancement Team oversees a range of processes designed to ensure the College meets internal and external requirements for academic quality and standards, drawing on external guidance and expertise. In the role of Quality Assurance Administrator (Academic Standards, Monitoring and Evaluation), you will support the College’s external examiner system and key monitoring and evaluation procedures.

You will work closely with colleagues in the Quality Assurance and Enhancement Team as well as those across Registry, in Academic Departments, Human Resources and Finance.

There will often be tight timescales and competing deadlines for the work you will be supporting so attention to detail, good communication and an ability to work efficiently and flexibly will be key to succeeding in the role.

Duties and responsibilities

In this role, you will support the work of the Quality Assurance and Enhancement Team by managing the administration of external examiner nominations and appointments for taught programmes, the collection of external examiner reports for taught programmes and the payment of all external examiner fees and expenses.

You will provide support for the College’s monitoring and evaluation processes through liaison with academic departments, provision of documentation and record keeping related to these key quality assurance and enhancement activities. You will also support the management of information related to student placement activities and collaborative provision, including keeping accurate records and maintaining the Team’s webpages.

Essential requirements

  • Experience of administration in a Higher Education Institution or of record keeping in a large and complex organisation
  • Experience of the application of institutional level procedures and/or regulation
  • Experience of prioritising work and managing workloads successfully including meeting objectives and deadlines, in the light of any unforeseen circumstances
  • Experience of providing a responsive, timely, customer focussed service
  • Evidence of providing advice to stakeholders and making suggestions for alternative sources of information where appropriate
  • Experience of planning and progressing work activities within general guidelines, using initiative and judgement, making decisions where necessary
  • Experience of data entry
  • Ability to understand and apply complex regulations and/or processes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to liaise with colleagues at all levels of the College
  • Ability to perform detailed and/or complex manipulation and analysis of data using spread sheets
  • Excellent IT skills
  • A high level of accuracy and consistent attention to detail and the ability to independently resolve queries
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with an ability to take minutes, summarise information and prepare reports
  • Receptive to new ideas and approaches and flexibility and a capacity to adapt to the changing demands of the job

Further information

Full details can be found in the Job Description.

The role is full time, open ended. You will be based at the College’s South Kensington Campus.

To be considered for the role all applications must be submitted via the online application system. CVs alone will not be accepted.

The College is committed to providing a supportive environment and recognises that flexible working can be of benefit to both employees and the College.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Scott Tucker, Deputy Director (Academic Quality and Standards), [email protected]

The College is currently trialling a Work Location Framework until early 2023. Hybrid working may be considered for this role and the role holder may be expected to work 60% or more of their time onsite, with 40% the minimum time spent onsite. The opportunity for hybrid working will be discussed at interview.