Academic Governance Manager

Manchester Metropolitan University - Student and Academic Services (SAS)


Average weekly working hours: 37 Hours per week


Student and Academic Services (SAS) provides a wide-range of services and support to students and academic staff. Our student services span the complete student lifecycle from enquiry, through enrolment and on-course support, to graduation and beyond. Our academic services include direct support for academic staff in many aspects of their work, and portfolio support spanning the course lifecycle, from planning and approval, through to curriculum management and programme review. Our ambition is that the services we provide should be sector-leading, adapted to meet the needs of our University, and sufficiently flexible to respond rapidly to changing requirements.

This is an exciting new post in the Governance and Secretariat Team. The small team is responsible for providing a high quality support service to the Board of Governors, University Executive Group, Academic Board and other decision-making bodies of the University to help ensure that the University has efficient and effective governance arrangements.


The post holder will lead and advice on academic governance and will oversee the effective operation of the University's new committee structure. In particular, the post holder will be responsible for managing and overseeing Academic Board and its committees and other decision-making bodies of the University; for providing high quality committee servicing and support; and for leading on committee servicing standards across the University.

Ideal Candidate

You will be highly organised, self-motivated, have excellent written and verbal communication skills with a good eye for detail and excellent proof-reading skills and be able to manage your workload to tight and conflicting deadlines. You will be able to build effective working relationships with colleagues at all levels and provide effective leadership for this area across the University, working closely with colleagues in Faculties who are involved in Academic Board and its committees. You will also be able to work flexibly in order to help the team deliver a high quality customer focused service.

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