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Departmental Manager

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University of York - King's Manor, York city centre
Hours of work
Full or part-time (see job details)
Contract status
39,609 - 48,677 a year (reduced pro-rata for part-time working)
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Role Description

The Department of Archaeology seeks to appoint a new Department Manager. You will be a collaborative, energetic and innovative manager with substantial experience of working in a large and complex organisation. You will be a member of the Departmental Management Team, contributing to the success of the Department by leading a team of professional staff who support highly effective teaching and research. You will take overall responsibility for all business processes that underpin the Department’s academic activities.

You will be educated to degree level and have knowledge of the higher education sector. You will have worked successfully with human resources processes and have direct experience of leading and developing a team to deliver a range of support activities. You will be skilled in the use of Microsoft Office and Google Apps and have financial experience enabling you to set, monitor and manage operational budgets and give timely and accurate financial information to colleagues. You will be able to work independently, prioritising your workload to meet tight and competing deadlines. You will have a track record of developing successful new processes to improve service delivery.  You will have excellent communication skills to ensure effective collaboration with colleagues across the Department and University. You will have experience as a committee secretary. You will have handled confidential and sensitive personal information with tact and sensitivity. You will have a positive and flexible approach to your work and be a supportive and resilient colleague.

We expect interviews to take place during early May. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to give a short presentation. The anticipated start date for the post is 3 September 2019. Informal enquiries are welcome, to Claire McNamara (

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