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Assistant Department Manager (601195)

University of Strathclyde - Department of Humanities

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £31,396 to £34,980
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st March 2024
Closes: 14th March 2024
Job Ref: 421420
 

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Department of Humanities within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS), is a community of researchers, teachers, students, and support staff working together on some of the most interesting and exciting issues in contemporary culture. We are seeking to appoint a full time Assistant Department Manager to join our busy team.

FTE: 1 (35 hours/week)

Term: Open Contract

The Department of Humanities within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) is a community of researchers, teachers, students, and support staff working together on some of the most interesting and exciting issues in contemporary culture. The Department comprises of seven subject areas, English and Creative Writing, French, History, Italian, Journalism, Media and Communication, Spanish and Translation Studies. The Department Support Team provides high quality administrative support to a diverse population of staff, undergraduate students, postgraduate taught (PGT) and postgraduate research (PGR) students as well as external partners. We are seeking to appoint a full time Assistant Department Manager to join our busy team.  

The key remit of this role is to work in partnership with the Department Manager, Director of Teaching and Head of Department to support decision making in areas such as staff capacity planning, finance management, operational processes and procedures, resource and asset management, and strategic planning and performance.  

The post holder will support the delivery of strategic ambitions such as ‘HaSS Futures’ that aims to create opportunities for greater innovation, efficiency and flexibility across the Department and Faculty’s operations, supporting the delivery against the University strategy. The successful candidate will embody the University’s values, and progress the ambitions outlined in the University’s People Strategy that recognises that the collective talents, effort and commitment from our staff are essential in delivering the University’s ambitions for 2030 and beyond.  

The successful candidate will lead, motivate, support, and develop the Department Support Team, and work collaboratively with academic, Faculty and University colleagues to deliver excellent programme support provision, and post award research and knowledge exchange activities.

To be considered for the role, you will hold an HNC/ HND (or equivalent) in a relevant subject plus experience in a similar role or significant experience in directly relevant roles. You will have the ability to support strategy and resource planning, excellent communication skills and ability to lead the day-to-day operations of an administration team. You will have demonstrable experience of developing effective relationships with both external and internal stakeholders, strong networking, and influencing skills and excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities. You will have the ability to make decisions and prioritise own workload as well as that of the administration team and have some experience of actively supporting continuous improvement initiatives.

Previous experience in a similar role in a Higher Education Institution would be advantageous.

Formal interviews for this post will be held week commencing 25 March 2024.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Suzanne Kuboyama, Faculty Officer (Operations) (Suzanne.kuboyama@strath.ac.uk). 

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