Business and Operations Manager

University of Cambridge
June 24, 2024
Offerd Salary:£61,198-£64,914
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Business and Operations Manager

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team in the Department of Politics and International Studies, within the Faculty of Human, Social and Political Science.

The role

You will oversee and manage delivery of the business, administration and services of the department with responsibility for a team of 27 professional services staff. You will advise and support the Head of Department, Politics and International Studies (POLIS) and other senior staff on overall strategy to achieve the institutions aims and objectives in relation to teaching and research.

You will advise the Head of Department on overall policy and strategy and strategic planning, finance, research administration and resource management, and support them in the planning and management of the administration and implementation of new policies on resource management (financial, human, estate) to support teaching and research.

Your skills

-You will be educated to at least first degree level/Level 6 vocational qualification or equivalent level of experience.

-You will need to demonstrate senior level management experience with strong negotiation and influencing skills as well as the ability to liaise confidently with staff at all levels.

-You will be able to evidence working at a tactical or operational level to deliver strategic planning and change.


The University offers an excellent benefit package including:

-41 days annual leave, inclusive of Bank Holidays

-Defined benefits pension schemes

-Flexible working options

-Family-friendly initiatives

-Career development opportunities

-Support for health & mental wellbeing

The post is full-time and available from 5 August 2024.

Please ensure when submitting your application to upload a CV and Covering Letter.

Further information is available via the link below.

If you have any technical difficulties submitting your online application, please contact Lauren Taylor: [email protected]

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

Reference: AK41974 Closing Date: Monday 24th June 2024

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our University.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be directed to: Marie Butcher, Head of Departmental Management at [email protected]

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact: Lauren Taylor, HR Coordinator at [email protected]

Please quote reference AK41974 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
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  • Department/Location

    Academic Division, West Road, Cambridge








    6 June 2024

    Closing date

    24 June 2024

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