Operations Manager at Newcastle University

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

The Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Operations Manager to join the Professional Services team. This is an exciting and challenging role, and you will be responsible for leading the development of strategies and plans to successfully meet objectives and targets for all operational activities within the School of Mathematics and Statistics.

You will inspire, lead and develop both the team and individuals responsible for the administration, planning and coordination of operational activities across the School including estate planning, transactional processing in relation to finance and purchasing, and support to strategic planning activities. You will also be the professional services lead for several areas including Health and Safety management, and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. You will work closely with the School Manager and Education Manager to ensure that all operational activity is robust and effectively supports our day to day activity while allowing the School to deliver against strategic goals. Developing effective working relationships and network/sharing good practice with the other Operations Managers within the Faculty will be required.

You will be a proactive, innovative and highly organized individual, with evidence of successful development and implementation of policy, procedure, and change processes. You will have 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. You will be a graduate (or equivalent) with significant experience of working in an education or similar large and complex environment.

For more information about the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, please click here.

We’re celebrating 150 years of Science, Agriculture and Engineering. Although a huge amount has changed over the last 150 years, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to making a difference. We’re educating the next generation of experts and tackling the biggest challenges facing our planet. Our innovative work has always focused on making a difference to people’s lives and you can be part of it.

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.

The appointment is a permanent role and is available immediately, offered on a 0.8FTE to full-time basis.

To apply, please complete an online application and upload a CV and cover letter. Your cover letter is a supporting statement, and you should outline how you meet the essential criteria of the role and evidence this with examples.

For informal queries regarding either the role or the project, please contact Mrs Christine Wright, School Manager – Mathematics, Statistics and Physics (Christine.Wright@newcastle.ac.uk)

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