School Administration Manager

University of Kent - School of Engineering and Digital Arts

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 in collaboration with Professional Services Departments across the University, you will provide administrative, management and key services, through a team of professional services staff, which supports the infrastructure, decision making processes and strategy of the school and the wider faculty.

As a School Administration Manger you will:

  • Manage and develop all business, governance and administrative services within the school through a team of professional services staff, to ensure that the school delivers the administrative requirements of the University and that effective controls are in place to comply with University regulations and the requirements of external bodies.
  • Lead and manage the professional services team (including recruitment, induction, development and training) to maximise its contribution to the University; review the resource so that it meets the current and future needs of the school in line with faculty and University expectations.
  • Manage all student administration processes in a timely manner and engage with students and student representatives to overcome any obstacles to study or problems students may face, ensuring student success and that students have a positive perception of the school.

To succeed in this role you will:

  • Have a relevant first degree or equivalent professional qualification or experience.
  • Have an excellent track record of staff management and managing teams including the motivation and development of staff
  • Have previous experience of overseeing finances for a part of an organisation, including managing budgets/resources and preparation of financial information.
  • Have a broad understanding of the Higher Education Sector and the key issues affecting Higher Education and how these impact across the University.

The School of Engineering & Digital Arts is part of the Faculty of Sciences and prides itself on offering excellent teaching in an environment which is also supporting world-class research in the subject areas in which we teach. We have an excellent track record of achievement in teaching, in research, and in enterprise-led activity, and we maintain strong working contacts with Academic and Industrial Organisations within the UK, in Europe, and worldwide.

Start date for applications: 06 December 2017
Closing date for applications: 21 January 2018
Interviews are to be held: 01 February 2018

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 jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: STM0867

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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