Departmental Administration Manager

University of Sheffield - Department of Computer Science

Contract Type: Open ended

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

Salary: Grade 8

£39,992 to £47,722 per annum with the potential to progress to £53,691 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution


This is an outstanding opportunity for a Departmental Administration Manager in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Sheffield. The Department of Computer Science was established in 1982 and has since attained an international reputation for its research and teaching. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise, we were ranked 5th out of 89 departments in the UK for computer science research. We have an enviable reputation for teaching, particularly in project-based approaches to teaching software engineering. The Department is rapidly expanding, with an ambitious plan for growth over the next few years.

As Departmental Administration Manager, you will be responsible for leading the delivery of a high quality, professional administrative and financial function within the Department. You will lead a team providing professional support across the Department, co-ordinating activities as part of a unified structure that is fully aligned with and supportive of the Department’s strategy.

You will support the Head of Department, members of Executive Committee and work with Faculty of Engineering staff, as a key member of the Department’s Executive Committee, to shape and influence the strategic direction of the Department. In line with these responsibilities, the Departmental Administration Manager will devise objectives, plans and strategies to respond to Departmental, Faculty and University aims, initiating and contributing to Departmental, Faculty and University projects, leading on these where appropriate. will have excellent negotiation and influencing skills, with the ability to balance competing agendas and priorities to reach an effective outcome. A strong analytical background is important, as is an ability to initiate and lead change.

Financial planning is essential to the success of the Department and is a critical element of the role.

You will be educated to degree level (or have the equivalent experience) and have a broad knowledge of the developments and challenges within the Higher Education (HE) sector, a solid understanding of good practice in delivering professional administrative and financial support and the ability to balance academic considerations as well as external drivers and priorities. This post reports to the Head of Department.

In 2016 we were recognised for our work on diversity and equality with a Silver Athena Swan award. More information on the Department of Computer Science can be found at

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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