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School Manager

University of Essex - School of Life Sciences

Location: Colchester
Salary: £41,527 to £49,553 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 18th September 2019
Closes: 27th October 2019
Job Ref: REQ03134

School of Life Sciences

The School of Life Sciences is large and diverse, engaging in research and education ranging from Biomedical Science to Marine Biology, creating a challenging and rewarding environment for both students and staff. We are looking for an ambitious individual who will provide strategic and managerial support to the Head of School and Senior Management Team – driving and providing excellence and quality.

Duties of the Role

This full-time post is the senior administrative officer within the school, responsible for the management of academic quality assurance processes and administrative structures in the School, leadership of the Education, Research and Technical Services teams including management of an administrative support team, and acting as an interface between the School, the Faculty and the University’s central Professional services teams.

This post will play a key role in supporting the Head of School (HoS) and senior academic leadership team in the School of Life Sciences to develop and deliver its ambitious departmental plan and will be a key point of liaison for the Faculty Support team and Professional Services teams across the University.

Skills and qualifications required

The successful candidate will have proven extensive high-level administrative experience in a challenging and complex role and a broad understanding of Higher Education, along with excellent communication, finance, IT and leadership skills. A good undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification/ experience is essential.

The post provides an excellent opening for an experienced administrator and manager seeking to further their career and professional development. It’s a challenging role – are you up for the challenge?

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the ‘Apply’ button to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here. Our website contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please telephone (01206) 876559.

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