School Administration Manager

University of Kent - School of Anthropology and Conservation

Do you excel when leading a team? Can you successfully manage and implement change while motivating others?

If you hold yourself and others to high standards, we would like to hear from you. Responsible for the provision of administrative, management and key services, this senior management role is key to the success of the School of Anthropology & Conservation.

As a member of the School Management Group, you will support strategic developments and contribute to the School plan. Within this role, you will be responsible for ensuring that effective controls are in place to comply with University regulations and requirements of external bodies and that the School receives the best possible service from all internal and external service providers.

While you will retain ultimate accountability, many of the responsibilities listed below will be primarily discharged by those under your line management.

As School Administration Manager you will:

  • Provide strategic, policy and professional advice to the Head of School and School Management Group to ensure effective governance, use of resources, planning and strategy development in the School in line with University and Faculty strategy
  • Manage and develop all business and administrative services within the School to ensure that the School delivers the administrative requirements of the University
  • Lead and manage the School’s Professional Services Team with overall responsibility for recruitment, performance management, development and training needs

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • First degree or equivalent professional qualification or experience
  • Demonstrable experience of leading teams, setting and achieving agreed goals
  • Experience of successfully addressing, managing and implementing change
  • Demonstrable experience of managing budgets/ resources
  • Experience in staff recruitment or personnel work

School of Anthropology and Conservation

The School provides excellent research training, offering PhD programmes in Anthropology, Ethnobiology and Biodiversity Management as well as research-based MA, MSc and MPhil opportunities.

Start date for applications: 07 Sept 2017

Closing date for applications: 01 Oct 2017

Interviews are to be held: 10 Oct 2017

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: SS1263

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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