School Administration Manager

University of Kent - Kent Law School

Are you an enthusiastic and innovative individual with experience of administration and a sound understanding of Higher Education?

Do you have a proven ability to operate strategically, take an active approach to problem solving, think analytically and enhance performance?

If so, we would like to hear from you.

Working alongside the Head of School, this position offers an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced administrator to join one of the largest Schools at Kent. Responsible for the provision of administrative, management and key services, this senior management role is key to the success of Kent Law School.

As a member of the School’s senior management team, you will have a significant role to play in the planning and delivery of the School strategy. 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.

As School Administration Manager you will:

  • Manage and develop all business, governance and administrative services within the school through a team of professional services staff.
  • Lead and manage the School’s Professional Services Team with overall responsibility for recruitment, induction, development and training needs.
  • Manage a range of operational finance processes to ensure that the Head of School has a clear and well informed overview of the school’s current and future finances.

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.
  • Broad understanding of the Higher Education Sector and the key issues affecting Higher Education and how these impact across the University.

Kent Law School

Law degrees have been taught at Kent since 1967, and over the years the Law School (KLS) has established a reputation for critical innovation in legal education and research. While our modules and programmes are fully engaged with doctrinal analysis, much of our teaching and research also seeks to address the social, historical, economic and political contexts within which law operates.

KLS has seen significant expansion in recent years. There are now around 1600 students studying on law programmes, including about 220 on 10 different LLM programmes, and up to 50 postgraduate research students.

Further Information

Closing date for applications: 01 Nov 2017

Interviews are to be held: 17 Nov 2017

Please click on the apply button 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: SS1284

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.

No agencies, thank you.

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