Guidance on job titles

The following guidance has been drafted in order to ensure a degree of parity across Colleges and Services for similar roles and similar grades.  Job titles should be simple and meaningful to both role holders and managers.  If you are creating a new role or renaming an existing role, please consult your HR Advisor before any changes are effected.

Where possible, the University’s HR database will record job titles in a generic format – giving the job level first followed by any description eg Manager (Catering) instead of Catering Manager to allow greater comparison. For example:

  • Administrator (Admissions)
  • Project Administrator (name of project)
  • Research Technician (LSI)
  • Learning and Development Manager (Exeter Academic)
  • Assistant Director (International Student Recruitment)

The following guidance on indicative job titles provides Colleges and Services with a suggestion of appropriate job titles to be used at each grade. In each case, Colleges and Services should seek advice from their HR Advisor. Some job titles will appear at more than one grade.

Grade BGrade CGrade D
Grade EGrade F
Grade GGrade H

Assistant

 

Support Assistant

 

Administrative Assistant

 

Lab Assistant

 

Administrator

 

Receptionist

 

Administrator

 

Officer

 

Project Administrator

 

Supervisor

 

Coordinator

 

Technician

 

Research Technician

 

Support Officer

 

PA

Advisor

 

Officer

 

Coordinator

 

Manager

 

Team Leader

 

Operations Manager

 

Executive PA

Manager

 

Consultant

 

Team Leader

 

Advisor

 

Analyst

 

Research Centre Manager

 

Project Manager

 

Executive Officer

Head of

 

Manager

 

Business Partner

Assistant Director

 

Head of

 

Deputy Director