|1st December 2023
|10th January 2024
We have an exciting opportunity to lead the planning and operations activities of our world-renown Faculty of Arts and Humanities. If you have significant leadership and management experience gained in corporate planning or operations, ideally in a higher education institution, Manchester Metropolitan University could be your ideal next career move.
Manchester Met is one of the largest universities in the UK, located at the heart of a vibrant and ambitious city. The University is committed to providing excellent education to transform our students’ lives, and to delivering high quality research with powerful real-world impacts and benefits.
Our campus is designed around the student experience, providing high quality teaching in a friendly and supportive environment, with some of the best learning facilities in the UK. We work closely with our city, with business, the community and our academic peers to be inventive and creative, generate great opportunities, and enable our students, colleagues and everyone whose lives we touch to make an impact.
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is home to around 10,000 students and includes a range of schools with impressive credentials, including one of the oldest and largest schools of art in the UK, a school of architecture that is ranked 5th in the world and the UK’s largest writing school whose creative director is the former Poet Laureate, Dame Carol Ann Duffy.
About the role
Join us and you could soon be providing the strategic guidance and support needed to implement the Faculty of Arts and Humanities’ strategic priorities and bring leadership to our Professional Services team. As well as developing, implementing and monitoring strategic plans, you’ll be instrumental in the delivery of a number of key strategic change projects too. What’s more, we’ll rely on you to provide market insight data to inform and drive the development of a Faculty portfolio and wider activities, as well as monitor, analyse and understand Faculty performance against KPIs and targets. And, when it comes to working with senior colleagues to resolve any operational issues or engaging externally within the HE sector to maximise opportunities to enhance the University’s profile and reputation, again, we’ll count on you.
Ideally you’ll have experience in planning and/or operations in an academic context and be familiar with data analysis, benchmarking and the use of comparator data to support the development of strategy, policies and processes. An accomplished project manager, you should have a good understanding of the techniques involved in delivering a portfolio of complex projects and services, with the ability to adjust provision in response to developments and/or changes in stakeholder requirements. You are used to improving processes and co-ordinating activity to deliver clear results and also leading or making a substantial contribution to change management projects. You will have led and developed high-performing teams, delivering outcomes to agreed deadlines. But above all, you will have clear networking and influencing skills, able to engage proactively with a range of colleagues, including senior management, and work effectively across organisational boundaries. This opportunity will enable you to gain exposure and experience of working at senior level within the Higher Education sector.
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