School Manager, School of Business and Management

University of London

Department: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Salary: £60,128 – £67,139 per annum (Grade 7)
Reference: QMUL33130
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 26 May 2023
Closing date: 16 June 2023

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About the Role
The School of Business and Management, in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, is inviting applications for the role of School Manager.

This post is a part of the School Leadership team providing strategic and operational direction for a successful and expanding School that currently has over 130 academics and around 40 professional services staff. The role holder will have a particular focus on ensuring the administrative and technical infrastructure and services within the school are effective and respond appropriately to strategic and operational challenges to continue the high level of support for research, teaching, and administrative activities within the school. They will also take a leading role in supporting and enabling the School and the Faculty to meet their strategic aims.

About You
You will have experience of managing a large team, financial management and budgetary control, workforce planning and a well-developed knowledge and understanding of the UK Higher Education environment. You will have a strong commitment to professional development for yourself and your team. You will be able to think quickly and make informed decisions in a dynamic environment, possess the capability to respond promptly and effectively to emergencies as they arise, and be able to maintain a positive attitude in challenging situations.  You will be adaptable to changing circumstances and open to new approaches and ideas. Committed to continuous improvement, you will be able to work collaboratively and effectively with others to achieve common goals and foster a harmonious work environment.

About the School
The school is the largest within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, which comprises eight Schools that deliver the research and education activity of the faculty. The school has recently achieved AACBS accreditation and has an ambitious plan for growing its reputation and impact. Planning permission has been secured to build a new home for the School on the Mile End campus and the school manager will play a key role in this project, working closely with Estates. The School and Faculty have a wide range of key interactions with partner organizations, including with overseas partners, Government departments, research and education networks, funders, and regulators. The role sits within the Professional Services job family and the role holder is expected to be an active part of the University’s support staff family, working with academic colleagues across a wide range of responsibilities to help deliver its academic mission. 

We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London on a full-time basis. The starting salary will be Grade 7, in the range of £60,128 to £67,139 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Lucie Langley at[email protected]

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is Friday 16 June. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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