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Operations Manager (Core Ops and RKE) (Fixed term)

University of Nottingham - Politics and International Relations

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £33,966 to £45,585 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th February 2024
Closes: 23rd February 2024
Job Ref: SOC046824

Based in the School of Politics and International Relations, as Operations Manager (Core Operations and Research & Knowledge Exchange) you will be part of the School’s operational management team. You will be responsible for the day-to-day management, coordination, delivery, and continuous improvement of professional services support for Core Operations and Research and Knowledge Exchange for the School.
Specifically, you will:

  •  Lead and manage the Core Ops and RKE team in the School's professional services team.
  •  Oversee the School’s research, HR, and finance-related administration and processes ensuring these underpin high quality support and compliance with University policy and processes.
  •  Lead on the continuous improvement of operational systems and processes in the School.
  •  Actively contribute to the Faculty’s professional services networks and communities of practice.
  •  Plan, monitor and manage resource allocation, develop and implement local policy, processes and plans.

You will need strong interpersonal and communication skills, a collaborative approach, experience of supervising and supporting teams and processes, alongside the ability to analyse and solve problems and thrive in a fast-paced and varied environment. You will help drive forward change and deliver service excellence.
The School of Politics and International Relations has strengths in international security and the study of Asia-Pacific region, but the research of its academics covers almost every aspect of contemporary politics. Today, with over 900 students and 60 staff, we combine excellence and innovation in teaching with impactful research that has a positive and demonstrable impact on the political world. From advising parliaments to proposing constitutional changes, and from providing ethics training to national police forces to informing Cabinet Office thinking on important topics such as security policy and forced marriage - together our staff and students are changing the world.
Our success is delivered by our people. We believe that a diverse and supportive environment, bringing different perspectives to our work and allowing people to thrive, is the best platform for cutting-edge research and excellent teaching and operational support. We are seeking individuals from the widest possible range of talents and backgrounds, and we will appoint not just based on past achievements, but also on your potential for the future.
This is a full-time (36.25 hours per week), fixed-term post for 1 year. Requests for secondment from internal candidates will be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.
Help with completing the online application can be found here: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/candidate-guidance/candidate-guidance.aspx.

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