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Operations Manager

The Open University - Centre for Innovation in Legal and Business Education

Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: £33,199 to £39,609 pro-rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th August 2019
Closes: 17th September 2019
Job Ref: 15846

0.8FTE – Working pattern to be agreed
Fixed Term Contract until 31st Jan 2022

Are you an experienced Operations or Project Manager? We have an exciting opportunity in a newly created Centre for a motivated and driven individual working with colleagues both within the Faculty of Business and Law and across the wider university. 

The Centre for Innovation in Legal and Business Education (SCIi LAB ed) brings together academics from the Business and Law Schools to promote and support the development of research associated with the teaching and learning of business and law subjects The Operations Manager role will play a key role in supporting the start-up for the centre, developing and establishing a range of processes and duties for the successful operation of the centre in collaboration with the Director of SCi LAB and the Senior Research, Enterprise and Scholarship Manager. 

You will act as the initial contact for day to day queries on a range of topics and tasks. As well as monitoring the progress of the scholarship plans, proposals and activities. 

Another aspect of this role will be to take responsibility for the Centre’s web presence as well as arrangement of seminars, workshops and conferences, promoting these as required. 

You will have a first degree or work experience at a comparable level as well as substantial experience of working in a project team environment involving multiple stake holders being able to demonstrate key project management skills. 

You will also be able to demonstrate strong communication skills, both verbal and written with evidence of developing print and web material appropriate for specific audiences. In the addition demonstratable experience of managing budgets and providing written reports would be required for this role. 

The full summary of duties and person specification can be found on at Operations Manager

To apply for this role please submit a short application form along with your current CV and a covering letter. Your covering letter should indicate why you are interested in this post and how you believe your knowledge, experience and skills meet the person specification. 

In writing your letter, examine carefully the description of the role and analyse how your skills, knowledge and experience match with the requirements set out in the person specification.

Please pick out specific examples from your experience which clearly demonstrate that you have the particular knowledge and capabilities required in the person specification. 

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Closing date for electronic applications:  Midday 17th September

 Interview date: 9th October 

For detailed information and how to apply go to LINK or email quoting reference number 15846 

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