Department Manager - Computer and Information Sciences
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: Computer and Information Sciences
Salary Range: £39,992 - £49,149
Closing Date: 19 March 2018
The Department of Computer & Information Sciences is a growing and exciting academic environment with a research-intensive character as well as a strong and wide-ranging portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate education. The department is home to several strong research groups and the main research areas are digital health, software engineering, artificial intelligence, information retrieval and mathematically structured programming. The Department plays an important role in national consortia such as The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) which is a collaboration of 14 Scottish Universities. SICSA promotes international excellence in University-led research, education, and knowledge exchange for Scottish Informatics and Computer Science.
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. Central for the strategic planning is the development of policy and procedures to meet short term operational 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. This is a new post within our department and so there is an exciting opportunity for the appointee to shape the role and demonstrate their leadership in helping us take a very successful department on to new heights.
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 an appropriate 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 Neil Ghani, Head of Department, at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0141 548 4303.
Interviews for this post will be held in early April 2018.