Director of Faculty Operations

The University of Manchester - Faculty Office - BMH

Closing Date : 29/08/2017
Employment Type : Permanent
Duration :
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
School/Directorate : Faculty Office – BMH
Division : -
Hours Per week : Full time
Salary : Competitive Salary plus benefits
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : BM&H-10441

The University of Manchester is highly respected across the globe as a centre of teaching excellence and innovative research. We are proud of our history of world firsts and brilliant discoveries, from splitting the atom to isolating graphene.

We are committed to world-class research, an outstanding learning and student experience, and social responsibility in everything we do. Aiming to become one of the world’s leading universities by 2020, we are seeking to appoint an exceptional Director of Faculty Operations to join our Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health. With a total income of approximately £320 million a year, around 11,500 students and 1,000 academic staff, the Faculty is equivalent to a medium-sized university in its own right.

The Director of Faculty Operations will provide the leadership and vision to support a world class environment and support infrastructure for research, teaching and learning within the Faculty. Reporting to the Registrar, Secretary and Chief Operating Officer, the Director will work closely with the Vice-President and Dean of the Faculty and take overall responsibility for professional services whilst providing sound business advice on key strategic decisions. He/she will lead a multi-disciplinary team of circa 1000 staff via 14 direct reports across a full range of professional services. As a senior member of the University’s Professional Support Services Leadership Team, the Director will carefully balance the requirements of the Faculty alongside the need for consistency and collaboration with the wider University.

The Director will be an experienced strategic and operational leader with a track record of leading a range of professional services in a large and complex organisation. Experience of working in higher education is highly desirable, though strong candidates from other sectors, particularly healthcare, will be considered if they can demonstrate an interest in, and knowledge of, the sector. He/she will have advanced knowledge of organisational operations with the ability and gravitas to lead a high-performing team of experts. The successful candidate will be well-versed in broader change management and will possess a strong commitment to providing outstanding service through an innovative and dynamic approach.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies. The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button below to find out more.

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