Job description


Timetabling Officer (5175)

The Timetabling Service at MMU is a sector leading scheduling operation, providing personalised timetables to over 30000 staff & students. It's location within Education Services enables the delivery of an end to end central record of the student journey, conjointly with the Curriculum Management, Student Services & Assessment Management directorates. The Timetable Services team works closely with the academy to plan and deliver a responsive timetable within the framework of the existing estate. Regular analysis of teaching space and curriculum data is used to inform the development of the current investment programme in capital resources, as well as

Successful candidates will work collaboratively within the central Timetabling team, the wider Education Services directorate and the academy, fulfilling several duties relating to data collection, collation and validation, scheduling, student allocation, enquiry management, data quality and analytics.


About you:

You will have excellent organisation skills with an eye for detail. You will have a high level of literacy and numeracy and strong analytical skills. You will be able to illustrate intermediate Excel and database interrogation skills.  You will be a proactive and motivated individual who will work to continuously improve the service we deliver with particular focus on the student experience, data quality and analytics. You will also have excellent IT skills, able to pick up new processes and work across multiple software packages.  Evidence of building cooperative working relationships within a team and across the organisation as a whole in relation to problem identification and resolution would also be beneficial.

Ideally you will have proved experience of timetabling in a large scale Higher Education environment or equivalent scheduling & analytics experience.

At Manchester Metropolitan University, we are committed to supporting our staff in enabling them to undertake development activities in line with the needs of their role and work area, so a willingness to learn and develop is essential.


Working at MMU:

Manchester Met is a great place to work, and you will be part of a great team.  We are ambitious for our staff; ourselves and we recognise the key contribution our colleagues make by Staff being one of our four strategic priorities.

In addition to a great working environment, you will have access to the University facilities including sport, library and wide range of benefits including health and wellbeing support.

We offer a range of benefits to employees, including a central location which is excellent for commuters, a generous annual leave allowance (25 days, plus Christmas Closure, plus Bank Holidays) a fantastic pension scheme, access to retail discounts and Employee Assistance Program, cycle to work scheme, plus many more rewards and benefits. 

Please submit a CV and covering letter via our online portal, outlining how you meet the criteria included in the attached Job description.

For more information about the role please contact Susan Barke –


This is a 12 month Fixed Term Contract.


Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring. We particularly encourage applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, who we recognise are underrepresented in this area.

Hybrid working is offered for this role.  The nature of the role requires presence on campus at certain times of year, but at other times you will be able to complete some work remotely. We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations throughout the application process.

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Manchester All Saints Campus
Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
  • Location:
    Manchester All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Professional Services
  • Salary:
    Grade 6 (£27,929 to £31,411) until 31/07/23 an additional 2% will be paid (£28,488 to £32,039)
  • Closing Date:
    4 October 2022
  • Contract Type:
    fixed term
  • Contracted Hours per week:
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