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Accreditation & Business Planning Manager

Newcastle University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £31,406 to £33,309 with progression to £44,706 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th October 2021
Closes: 3rd November 2021
Job Ref: 12421

Company description:

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

Job description:

The Role

Newcastle University Business School is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Accreditation and Business Planning Manager to join our Business Planning and Governance Team. You will provide specialist advice in the management, monitoring, advising and reporting of International and Professional Accreditations in addition to ensuring the scoping, planning, management and delivery of a significant range of major projects which enhance the School's accreditations. You will also develop and deliver the School's business planning cycle. Following a recent Professional Services reorganisation, there has been significant additional staff resource invested in the School.

You will be responsible for establishing, developing and maintaining all management processes for co-ordinating the various accreditation activities in the School, including AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB International. You will manage the compilation of accreditation reports, highlight issues, make recommendations and monitor actions. You will also be responsible for reviewing and implementing a range of project plans for the preparation of reports and submissions in relation to accreditations.

You will possess a thorough knowledge of the practices, processes and procedures involved in university academic administration, including experience of effective implementation of policy and accreditation. You will have experience of planning and delivering complex projects, data management and target setting, and have demonstrable analytical and problem-solving capability. You will demonstrate an ability to think strategically and manage strategic planning processes. You will be a graduate (or equivalent with significant relevant experience in a relevant role or roles.

Newcastle University Business School is located in Newcastle City Centre and at the gateway to the Newcastle Helix, a £350million partnership between Newcastle University, Newcastle City Council and Legal and General, where business meets Science.

Newcastle University is a Russell Group institution and the Newcastle University Business School is home to 4000 students and is one of an elite group of Business Schools worldwide to hold triple accreditation from the three internationally recognised accreditation bodies: AMBA, AACSB, and EQUIS. This places the School in the top 1% of business schools worldwide and is testament to our reputation for our world leading Research and Teaching.

For more information about Newcastle University Business School, please visit our website

For informal enquiries regarding the role, please contact Stephanie Gibson, Head of Business Planning and Governance (

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