Departmental Officer – 0583-23

Lancaster University


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Salary:  

£28,929 to £35,308

Closing Date:  

Sunday 18 June 2023

Interview Date:  

To be confirmed

Reference:  

0583-23

Please note: this job is only available to current employees of Lancaster University

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences’ professional services team. We are looking to recruit a highly motivated Departmental Officer to provide effective management and administration services for the highly ranked Department of Sociology.  Sociology is a large department with over 70 staff covering a mix of disciplinary areas (Gender and Women’s Studies, Media and Cultural Studies, Social Work and Sociology) at undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

The Departmental Officer is an important and varied role. This role leads the department’s professional services staff, delivering operational excellence across all of the department’s activities, implementing governance and facilitating the effective management of resources, departmental operations, including human resources, and planning. The role-holder works closely with the Head of Department and academic staff, delivering student programmes administration, human resources and project management. The Departmental Officer is the key point of contact for the department with the wider university professional services and successfully co-ordinates internal/external working partnerships and relationships. The Departmental Officer is also a key member of the Faculty professional services team, working with staff across the Faculty and wider university to respond to change, share best practice and deliver continuous improvement.

You will possess excellent organisational and communication skills and the ability to prioritise a demanding and varied workload. Interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders are essential. You will embrace a team culture and be demonstrably willing to volunteer across teams and services to support colleagues and enhance your own professional development.

The University provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, promoting a healthy work-life balance. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education. We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Jemma Henderson, Faculty Manager, [email protected], or Prof Chris Grover, Head of Department, [email protected].

 For further information on the department, please see: Sociology Lancaster University

 We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all advertised roles are UK based.


The University provides an environment that strongly
supports the individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance
of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster’ information page.

 
We are committed to family-friendly and flexible
working policies on an individual basis. The University recognises and
celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in
higher education.

 
We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the
community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression,
race, disability or sexual orientation, and are 
committed to promoting
diversity, and equality of opportunity.

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