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Strategic Operations Manager - 162098

University of Strathclyde - School of Education

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £40,792 to £50,132 (Grade 8)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th October 2018
Closes: 11th November 2018
Job Ref: 162098

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (

Reports To: Faculty Manager/Head of School

Contract: Open Contract

FTE: 1 (35 hours/week)

The School of Education at the University of Strathclyde is vibrant and ambitious with a strong reputation for excellence in research and teaching, and an impressive knowledge exchange portfolio. As sector lead in the development of innovation in Teacher Education we also host the Scottish Centre for Languages in Teaching and the Confucius Institute for Schools.

We are looking to recruit a Strategic School Operations Manager who, as a member of the School Leadership Team, will undertake a leading role with regard to operational activities in the development and delivery of the School’s Vision and Strategic Plans in alignment with School, Faculty and University objectives to ensure excellence in teaching and student experience; research; and knowledge exchange, administration services; information technology, information systems; and health & safety. A key aspect of this role will be the development of policy and procedures to meet short term operational and service targets, and the creation of a longer-term vision and strategy for delivering operational excellence and efficiency.

The post holder will be closely involved in the delivery of the School’s operations as well as participating in wider Faculty and University initiatives that are of strategic operational importance. You will advise and support the Head of School on annual and longer term budget planning for operational and wider strategic activities. A key aspect of the role will involve working with the Head of School to lead the cultural and operational change required to successfully deliver new income generating activities.

To be considered for the role you will be educated to a minimum of Degree level in a relevant subject, or have significant equivalent experience. You will have managerial experience at a senior level in HE, experience of successful project management and of leading and managing a varied team. You will have a strong track record of successfully overseeing the planning process for large and complex budgets and resources and have experience of developing short and long-term strategic plans in alignment with wider organisational targets and objectives. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to interact with a range of stakeholders; strong organisational skills with the ability to delegate effectively, and a proven ability to lead, to manage change where required, inspire confidence, encourage a team-based approach, and build effective working relationships with academic, research, and administrative staff.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Mrs Linda Brownlow, Head of School (

It is anticipated that formal interviews for this post are likely to be held in the week commencing 19 November 2018. 

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