School Manager

Durham (County) (GB)
Friday, 10 January 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 9 February 2020
Durham University
Contract Type
Full Time

This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution. For more information, please visit our Department pages at https://www.dur.ac.uk/mlac/
The School is one of the largest and most successful Schools of Modern Languages in the UK bringing together research in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian, Japanese and Russian Studies. It is consistently ranked in the top five in national league tables, such as the Complete University Guide. The School's reach spans Europe, the Arab world, Russophone Eurasia, Hispanic America, and East Asia, and their mutual socio-cultural, intellectual and linguistic relations. The School's administrative team is led by the School Manager, who has overarching responsibility for the Learning and Teaching team (via the Learning and Teaching Manager), Operations, and local finance and research management. The School Manager plays a key role as part of the School's leadership team to deliver School and University strategy. The School Manager role requires an excellent all-rounder with the ability to:

  • Work at a strategic level but with an operational focus to support the development and implementation of department strategy in learning and teaching and research. Lead and manage the departmental professional services team both in business as usual and also in ensuring responsiveness to change, maximising administrative capacity to deliver departmental strategy. Act as a key channel of communication between academic staff and professional services staff, both within the department and across all academic, College and other professional services departments.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME candidates, men, and other groups under-represented in the School's professional support services. Contact details For further information please contact: Professor Jonathan Long, Head of School (j.) or Mrs Clare Zon, Faculty Manager () At Durham University, our aim is to create an open and inclusive environment where everyone can reach their full potential and believe our staff should reflect the diversity of the global community in which we work. We welcome and encourage applications from members of groups who are under-represented in our work force including people with disabilities, women and black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. We will notify you on the status of your application at various points throughout the selection process, via automated emails from our e-recruitment system. Please check your spam/junk folder periodically to ensure you receive all emails.