Applications are invited for the post of Business and Operations Manager within the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics. The Faculty is part of the School of Arts and Humanities.
As Business and Operations Manager, you will advise and support the Faculty Co-Chairs and other senior staff on overall strategy to achieve the institutions aims and objectives in relation to teaching and research.
You will support and guide the Faculty Co-Chairs, and other senior staff, in the planning and implementation of new developments in relation to governance, policy and business operations. You will also oversee and manage delivery of the business, administration, and services of the Faculty, striving for continuous improvement, as well as ensuring that there are appropriate systems in place to meet the Faculty's operational requirements and contributing to the School's strategy for integrated and sustainable services/operations.
Line managed by the Secretary of the School, the Business and Operations Manager will have the opportunity to contribute to School-wide developments through the management of projects or functional areas, where workload permits. The post-holder will manage the administrative and functional support of the Faculty, leading the professional services team of staff working in support of teaching, learning and research. Adept in networking appropriately, the post holder will develop and maintain constructive dialogue and communication with key contacts across the School and the wider University to best inform and enhance Faculty activities.
Educated to first degree level or with equivalent experience, you will have excellent people management skills, with experience of strategic planning, policy development, project management, service delivery and financial and resource management.
Please upload your CV and Cover letter to the application. Please note that additional uploaded documents will not be considered as part of recruitment.
Informal enquiries regarding this position should be directed to Ben Warn at [email protected].
Benefits of working at Cambridge include:
Competitive rates of pay with automatic service-related pay progression and annual cost of living increases;
Generous annual leave allowance of 41 days paid leave (including bank holidays)
Generous maternity, adoption and shared parental leave entitlement and other family friendly schemes (e.g. workplace nurseries and salary exchange schemes for childcare);
An auto-enrolment pension scheme, with a generous employer contribution;
Travel benefits and retail discounts at over 2,000 local and national stores;
Schemes to support with relocation / the provision of accommodation
The University of Cambridge is committed to supporting our staff to thrive both professionally and personally. We aim to support a good work/life balance, whilst retaining the positive aspects of our unique in-person environment and culture. Elements of this role are suitable for hybrid working, where staff can split their time between in-person collaboration and remote working. The frequency of the remote elements of the role can be discussed with the recruiting manager.
Fixed-term: This post is fixed term in the first instance until 15th April 2026.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.
Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.
We particularly encourage candidates from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background to apply for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level within the School.
Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.
Questions about the application process should be addressed to Lauren Taylor, HR Coordinator at [email protected]
Please quote reference AK40491 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.Further information
Academic Division, Central CambridgeSalary
12 February 2024Closing date
3 March 2024