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Deputy Head of School Operations

Newcastle University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Hybrid
Salary: £45,585 to £48,350 with progression to £54,395 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 18th June 2024
Closes: 23rd June 2024
Job Ref: 27272

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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.

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We are looking for an experienced manager for our newly created Senior Business Support Manager opportunity in the School of Engineering.

Working in partnership with the Head of School Operations, your will join a network of managers in our Leadership Team. You will have specific leadership responsibility for School governance and people and wellbeing, as well as deputising for the Head of School Operations when required.

This will involve leading on the annual business cycle and colleague lifecycle, as well as offering management support to the Directors of Discipline to enable and ensure the effective implementation of School strategies and plans in all areas.

We are looking for candidates who have leadership and line management experience. The ideal candidate will have excellent experience of strategic and business planning in a changing Higher Education environment, including the development of policies and procedures. You will possess highly developed communication skills, with experience of influential presentation of data and facts to inform debate and decision making.

To succeed in this role, you will bring a strong commitment to sharing best practice in a culture of continuous improvement, in addition to excellent interpersonal skills. You will have demonstrable experience of building effective working relationships with academic and professional service stakeholders and senior management.

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The position is open-ended and offered on a full-time basis (37 hours per week) with an immediate start date. The role is predominantly campus-based on the City Campus in Newcastle upon Tyne. We are committed to building and maintaining a fair and inclusive working environment and we would be happy to discuss arrangements for flexible and/or blended working.

To apply, please complete an online application, upload a CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should be a detailed supporting statement (no more than 2 sides) outlining why you are a good fit for the role and how you meet the essential criteria, evidenced with examples

Please contact Liz Huston, Head of School Operations, via email: liz.huston@newcastle.ac.uk to have a chat about this opportunity

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