Faculty Operations Manager

Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
£43,413 - £53,354
22 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
02 May 2023
Contract Type
Full Time


Northumbria is recruiting for several roles within Operational Management across our faculties. The Faculty Operations Manager will report into an Assistant Director of Faculty Operations, whilst also working closely with Faculty Pro Vice Chancellors and their leadership teams. You will manage the administrative team within each faculty and how it interacts with our central functions to ensure the smooth delivery of our activities across all of our four faculties. This role will work closely with Faculty Pro Vice Chancellors to fulfil their needs for strategic support with projects across each faculty, so refined stakeholder and project management skills are essential in addition to experience of team management. We are investing in these new roles across each faculty, so there is the opportunity to develop and shape these roles with new colleagues within the Faculty Operations team.

We would be pleased to hear from candidates looking to make a difference and wanting to progress within their career, or, to bring their existing skills and experience to bear within the University of the Year. Experience within Higher Education would be useful, but this opportunity would be equally well suited to an operational professional with a range of transferable skills who would welcome the challenge of this role.

Northumbria is currently the THE University of the Year for 2022, and is embarking on a number of exciting developments including a new Centre for Health and Social Equity which will be part of an investment of over £300m in the estate in the period to 2030. The University is an excellent employer at which to develop. As well as our commitment to personal development, you will benefit from a flexible approach to hybrid working, generous pension and annual leave policies, and a wide range of other benefits ranging from the on-site sports centre to parental leave. 

We particularly encourage applications from practitioners/individuals who come from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, as we are currently under-represented in this area, although all appointments will be made on merit.

Further information is available in the job description.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Andrew Bellamy, Assistant Director - Faculty Operations, at

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We welcome applications from the UK and across the world. Visit our web pages for details about Relocation Assistance.


At Northumbria, we embrace tomorrow. We pursue new thinking, forge new partnerships, create, and exchange new knowledge, and find new solutions. Our inspirational academics, partners and students work together to tackle tomorrow’s challenges head on. We are ready for the future whatever it may hold. 

Awarded the title of University of the Year in the 2022 Times Higher Education Awards, Northumbria University is a research-intensive modern university with a global reputation for academic excellence. 

Northumbria recorded the biggest rise of any UK university for research power in the Research Excellence Framework for the second time in 2021 and is now ranked top 25 for this measure. 

One of the largest universities in the UK with over 37,000 students from 137 countries, filled with world-leading research, award-winning partnerships, and students at the heart of an outstanding experience, Northumbria is a new kind of excellent university. Discover more about us.  

Northumbria University is a great place to work.  We empower our exceptional people to achieve shared ambitions and promote a positive work life balance. To say thank you, we offer a wide range of benefits including excellent pension schemes, flexible working, a generous holiday entitlement, continued commitment to your learning and development and more.

We are an on-campus organisation where colleagues work regular patterns of hours and on campus, with some flexibility on the timing of their hours and the location of their work in discussion with their manager. 

Northumbria University is committed to creating an inclusive culture where we take pride in, and value, the diversity of our staff. We encourage and welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds a bronze Athena Swan award in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality, we are a Disability Confident Employer, a member of the Race Equality Charter and are participating in the Stonewall Diversity Champion Programme.

The University has implemented a range of flexible working arrangements, and we are happy to explore candidate requirements as part of the recruitment process.

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