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Deputy Head of Faculty Operations

Computer Science
51,799 - 60,022 a year (reduced pro rata for part time working)
Grade 8
Contract status
Hours of work
Full-time (flexibility available)
Based at
University of York campus (with some remote working options available)
Interview date
To be confirmed
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Role Description

As Deputy Head of Faculty Operations (DHFO), your role will be vital in delivering professional services leadership at the University of York. The DHFO role spans departments, faculties and the wider university to ensure that academic units receive the best possible support to focus on their academic endeavour.  This key appointment will impact and contribute to the delivery of our strategic plans and the University’s 2030 Vision (

The Department of Computer Science is a vibrant research-driven community of 89 academic staff, 

43 professional services staff and 45 research associates delivering an excellent education to 

690 undergraduates, 220 Masters and 180 PhD students in a range of innovative and internationally 

recognised research-led programmes. The Department has over 1500 Master online students. 

The Role

You will partner with department heads and their management teams to develop and deliver departmental strategic plans that fulfil the Department, Faculty and University Vision. Working collaboratively with the Heads of Faculty Operations, other DHFOs and colleagues across the institution, you will ensure that inter-departmental opportunities are identified, considered and managed consistently at a Faculty level.

You will nurture and develop strong relationships across departments to ensure collaborative partnerships across all Faculties and Professional Support Services. Driving continuous improvement of services and contributing to a positive experience for our staff and students. You’ll be part of a team of DHFOs, leading Faculty or University wide projects under the direction of the Head of Faculty Operations.

Key requirements

  • Degree and professional qualification, or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of current issues in higher education
  • Excellent presentation/communication skills
  • An ability to nurture and develop respect amongst senior academic colleagues
  • Proven leadership and change management experience
  • Experience of line managing staff
  • Consultative and able to influence and work collaboratively
  • Integrity with a strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Experience of working with or in the NHS is desirable (For the Department of Health Sciences only)

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Why York

A vibrant community of academics, students and professionals, the University of York is a world-leading institution with a reputation for excellent interdisciplinary research and outstanding teaching and learning. Our founding commitment was to be a university for public good, we are now embarking on an ambitious new 10 year strategy that will deliver this vision (University for Public Good).

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as  Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We also encourage applications from women for senior roles. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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Why York?

York is one of the most successful universities in the UK.

With world-class activity across the spectrum from the physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences to the humanities, we have been recognised as one of the top 100 universities in the world, gaining outstanding results in official assessments of our research and teaching.