Faculty Director of Operations

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London (Greater) (GB)
Competitive and commensurate with skills and experience
02 Mar 2023
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02 Apr 2023
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities
Contract Type
Full Time


About the Role

This strategic post is responsible for directing and developing faculty professional services operations in order to support the delivery of Faculty and University objectives. This role is the most senior member of Professional Services staff in the Faculty and will conduct activity of strategic importance to the University. This involves the strategic and active management of resources, staff and infrastructure and the development of administrative and business functions.  The Faculty Director of Operations will influence and shape the available resources as appropriate to meet current and future needs of the University and will have a significant impact on the direction, strategy, objectives and results of the University. The Faculty Director of Operations is based in the Faculty but is expected to take a University-wide perspective in their work and demonstrate a broad corporate commitment.

About You

The role is focused on managing a large team within a matrix structure, financial management and budgetary control, workforce planning and a well-developed knowledge and understanding of the UK Higher Education environment are essential for the role. A strong commitment to professional development for self and team, and a commitment to continuous improvement are key enablers to be successful in the role.

About the Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest of Queen Mary’s three faculties which comprises eight schools that deliver the research and education activity of the Faculty and incorporates disciplines ranging from commercial law and economics, to film and literature. The Faculty has a wide range of key interactions with partner organisations, including with overseas partners, other Government departments, research and education networks, funders and regulators.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive and benchmarked 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.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in East London. It is full time, permanent appointment, job-share will be considered. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with skills and experience, 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.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Women, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic groups as these groups are underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Sharon Ellis, Chief Operations Officer at sharon.ellis@qmul.ac.uk or on +44 (0)7467 440 465.

For further details and to apply for the role, please click the ‘further details and to apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 2 April 2023.

Interviews are expected to be held on 24 April 2023.