Deputy School Manager

University of Leeds

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Are you an efficient and effective manager who can combine operational efficiency with the ability to think strategically?  Do you have experience of working in a complex and busy administration environment? Are you motivated to support academic excellence in a busy and successful Faculty, in a highly rated Russell Group university, where change is a fact of life?    

The School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds is a highly ranked department with a commitment to excellence in both research and teaching. We are ranked in 2nd in the UK for Communication and Media Studies (Complete University Guide 2021) and 32nd in the world for Communication and Media Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021). In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework we ranked in the top ten departments in the UK with 82% of our research judged to be either ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.   

As Deputy School Manager, you will provide support to the School Manager and Head of School and other senior role holders, managing the School’s Management and Administration Support Service (MASS) and taking day to day responsibility for the smooth running of administrative matters.

You will act as a main point of administrative contact for the School, regularly liaising with Faculty and University service colleagues. You will work with the School Manager and Head of School to ensure that the full range of internal processes relating to human resources matters, recruitment, and administration are all carried out effectively.   

As Deputy School Manager, you will have strong reasoning and analytical skills, demonstrated either through education or through equivalent professional and/or managerial experience. Administrative experience in a Higher Education institution, along with strong leadership skills and the ability to effect and manage change are essential. You will also possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to deal diplomatically and effectively with a range of staff. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Mark Howorth, School Manager

Email: [email protected]  

Location:  Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of Media and Communication
Category:  Administrative and Clerical Support
Grade 6

£29,762 to £35,308
Working Time:  100%
Post Type: 

Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Wednesday 31 May 2023
Closing Date:  Sunday 18 June 2023
Reference:  AHCMC1102
Downloads:  Candidate Brief

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