School Business Manager
University of East London
Founded in 1898, we at the University of East London (UEL) are proud to change lives through education. Our goal is to advance industry 5.0 careers-first education and provide a clear path to the jobs and opportunities of the future. We’re committed to driving diversity in the 5.0 talent pipeline, working in partnership to promote talent wherever it is found and creating a balanced, inclusive, and green future.
But we can't achieve this goal alone. We need forward-thinking, innovative, and curious individuals like you to join our community and help us craft our future. As part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of people who share your passion for creating positive change. We’re an inclusive and welcoming community that is constantly moving forward, never satisfied with the status quo.
About the Job
As a member of the School Management Team, your key responsibilities include supporting the Dean in developing and implementing school strategy, managing the administrative support team, ensuring efficient service provision to academic staff and other departments, managing school resources and budget, and acting as a liaison with central functions for effective communication and coordination within the school.
Responsibilities will include:
- Provide professional advice and support to the Dean of School and all members of the School Management and Leadership teams
- Contribute significantly to the development, monitoring, and completion of the School Plan, including accurate data capture and analysis, leading on specific projects in the plan, such as capital projects
- Working closely with the Dean of School, other budget holders and Finance Business Partner in the preparation, forecasting, monitoring, and review of budgets within the required financial regulations, policies, and procedures
The ideal candidate will have experience of working at a middle management level in an administrative/business management capacity in Higher Education or related sector, with previous demonstrable experience of effective finance, budget, and resource management with understanding of procurement and related processes.
You will be detail-focused, with excellent verbal and written communication skills and a high level of digital literacy and IT skills, including MS Office and Teams, data analytics tools (Power BI), and financial management systems.
Here are UEL we understand it’s about more than just a salary. It’s about the entire package on offer along with our outstanding work environment and inclusive culture. We know the market rates for this vacancy and will offer a genuinely competitive salary DOE.
We care deeply about your wellbeing and our benefits includes: 20% pension (4% from you, 16% from us), 25 days holiday (plus 3 days over Christmas) plus bank holidays, hybrid working for most positions, and we’re always open to consider flexible working arrangements. We have a shared success bonus of £4,250 pa, subsidised gym membership, 3 times base salary life assurance, a cashback healthcare scheme and wide variety of other generous benefits including discounts on: Apple and Samsung products, holidays, clothing, fitness, lifestyle, dining out and weekly shopping.
UEL is an inclusive equal opportunities employer and are proud of our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity achievements, including: zero gender pay gap, members of Stonewall and have won Athena Swan awards. We expect all employees of UEL to accept our EDI policy and will not tolerate discrimination in any form.
So, if you’d like to take your career to the next level with us here at the University of East London and are inspired by our environment and committed to success, we want you to apply today!