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Deputy Head of Programme (Academic Process and Data)

University of Birmingham - School of Social Policy - College of Social Sciences

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £27,924 to £30,497 full time starting salary range, with potential progression once in post to £34,304 a year. Grade 6
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th September 2021
Closes: 4th October 2021
Job Ref: 50075Z

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £27,924 to £30,497. With potential progression once in post to £34,304 a year

Grade 6

Full time

Fixed term contract for up to 1 year - Maternity Cover

Closing date:  4th October 2021

We are seeking a Deputy Head of Programme (Academic Process and Data) with excellent leadership, interpersonal, and administration skills to lead on academic programme management, to be part of a team to deliver the Professional Services offer for the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (EGA) programme (2018-2023). This role will work alongside the ‘Deputy Head of Programme (Events and VC Relations)’ to provide strong deputising support for the ‘Executive Head of Programme’.  This will be an exciting time to join the team and to help shape and develop a programme of strategic significance, working closely with senior colleagues both at Birmingham and Manchester, as well as the NHS Leadership Academy (the client - NHSLA).

The programme is an innovative blend of online learning, residential workshops and action learning sets.  The role holder will support the Executive Head of Programme to oversee effective Professional Services support for the full range of programme administration activities that this encompasses.

The Deputy Head of Programme (Academic Process and Data) will provide vital support to the Executive Head of Programme (to whom they will report), academic Programme Directors and administrators as well as being part of a wider School of Social Policy Professional Services Management Team. The role will provide proactive support to internal and external stakeholders, fostering a truly collaborative and collegiate approach between academic and professional services staff. The post holder will form key working relationships with the Deputy Learning and Teaching Manager for the School, working together on cross School priorities and projects.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone to develop their existing skills in a role that encompasses academic development for students and also has far reaching opportunities to develop line management skills and external stakeholder relationships.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, Experience

  • Formal education to degree level (or relevant equivalent experience)
  • Experience in administration, preferably in higher education, executive education or a comparable field
  • Experience of managing and leading staff across a range of activities and the ability to bring a team together to delivered shared objectives effectively
  • The ability to work with agility to manage academic programme administration and data
  • Ability to interpret, analyse and communicate information, and to formulate and implement clear proposals from that analysis, that can inform the development of strategy

For informal enquiries contact Janine Turner, Executive Head of Programme Or Louise Randall

Closing date: 4th October 2021                                                                       Reference: 50075Z

To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below or visit  Please quote Job Ref 50075Z in all enquiries.

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