Departmental Manager - Department of Surgery and Cancer

London (GB)
£64,690 - £68,460 p.a.
28 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Central Administration

Department of Surgery and Cancer

Departmental Manager

Salary: £64,690 - £68,460 p.a.

Full time, Open-ended

South Kensington Campus with regular travel to other campuses required (Department is located on six campuses).

The Department of Surgery and Cancer seeks to recruit a Departmental Manager who will have overarching responsibility for the delivery of all administrative functions in the Department as well as directly supporting the academic mission through effective liaison with the Head of Department, Professor Jeremy Nicholson. 

The Department has approximately 550 staff of whom over 100 are academic.  The Departmental Manager oversees the education of over 350 postgraduate students, a turnover of £66M per annum, grant income of £37M per annum and space of approx. 11,500 sq m. The role has a focus on strategy, and the management of space, finances, people, risk and Health, Safety and Compliance. 
You will be supported by, and have line management responsibility for, the Departmental Management team which includes three Divisional Managers, Finance Manager, Operations Manager (managing Health, Safety and Compliance), Education Manager, and Data Resources Manager. As Departmental Manager you are responsible for driving strategic decision making in the Department and resolving complex issues related to funding, staff management, and the provision of facilities and services. Key relationships will be formed with the Head of Department, the heads of the four academic divisions, and senior staff in the Faculty of Medicine. 

Applicants should have relevant experience in a university environment with an in depth understanding of the complexities of working in the sector and it would be advantageous to have an understanding or knowledge of the NHS.
You should have experience with the development of strategy related to research and financial management. You will have extensive experience of problem solving and working under pressure while coordinating the provision of an effective service. Exceptional people management skills with the ability to influence, negotiate, and motivate are essential, as is the ability to develop strong working relationships with staff at all levels. The appointee will have exceptional communication skills with the ability to be assertive, diplomatic, and engaging. 

This post is full time, open-ended and is based at the South Kensington campus, with travel to other sites necessary on occasion. 

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Closing Date: 16th March 2018 

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