Department Manager

Glasgow (GB)
06 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
06 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Salary Range: £39,992 - £49,149
FTE: 1.0
Term: Open-ended
Closing Date: 26 September 2017 

The Department of Physics at University of Strathclyde has a strong track record in research and knowledge exchange. This is most notably evidenced by the Department’s ranking as number 1 in the UK for Physics in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) based on overall quality.

The Department has a growing research grant income and is the only one in the UK involved in all four EPSRC funded Hubs set up in response to the National Quantum Technology Initiative. Core to many of the research activities in the Department is a clear focus on societal impact e.g. through extensive outreach activities and translation of technology to commercial exploitation, thus supporting the University’s position as a leading international technological university. 

We are looking to recruit a Department Manager, who as a member of the Departmental Executive Committee will undertake a leading role in the development and delivery of the vision and strategic plans for operational activities in alignment with Departmental/University objectives to ensure excellence in teaching and student experience; research; and knowledge exchange, as well as Departmental facilities and space; technical resources and staff; administration services; information technology, information systems; and health & safety. Central for the strategic planning is the development of policy and procedures to meet short term operational and service targets and the creation of longer-term vision and strategy for delivering operational excellence and value for money. The post holder will also be closely involved in the delivery of the Department’s operations as well as participate in wider Faculty and University initiatives that are of strategic operational importance. You will also advise and support the Head of Department on annual and longer term budget planning for operational and wider Departmental strategic activities. 

To be considered for the role you will be educated to a minimum of Degree level in a relevant subject, or have significant equivalent experience. You will have managerial experience at a senior level and knowledge and experience of successful project management and of leading and managing a varied team. You will have a strong track record of successfully overseeing the business planning process for large and complex budgets and resources and have experience of developing short and long-term strategic plans in alignment with wider organisational targets and objectives. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with a range of stakeholders, strong organisational skills with the ability to delegate effectively and a proven ability to lead, to manage change where required, inspire confidence, encourage a team-based approach, and build effective working relationships with academic, research, administrative and support staff.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Erling Riis, Head of Department, at or on 0141 548 3490.

Interviews will be held mid-October.