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Senior Colleges Manager

Student and Academic Services
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
51,034 - 59,135 a year
Interview Date
21 and 22 April 2020
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Role Description

Senior Colleges Manager

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. We pride ourselves on our sense of community and whilst we have grown in size, we have retained the legacy of a connected, cohesive and purposeful community working together to make a real difference in the world. Our founding commitment was to be a university for public good, and we reaffirm that commitment today. 

Our student community is of key importance to the University. We aim to provide an engaging and supportive environment, placing the student experience and student journey at the heart of our decision-making. 

The role

The purpose of the Senior Colleges Manager role is to provide strategic leadership of the college communities and to oversee the governance of activities therein. The role is responsible for the overall management and extracurricular activities of the 9 campus based colleges. The postholder will provide leadership and line management to the College Managers and their teams.

Key Requirements:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent or educated to postgraduate level
  • Knowledge and understanding of the current issues relating to student wellbeing, with a particular focus on higher education
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills and an ability to work cooperatively across multiple teams
  • A comprehensive understanding of relevant legislation and frameworks surrounding Mental Health, safeguarding and other statutory duties
  • Proven track record of leading and motivating a large team
  • Significant experience of managing in a large and complex organisation 

Salary: £51,034 - £59,135 a year (depending upon experience) - plus excellent benefits

Condition of employment

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Consequently, all applicants will be asked to declare both unspent and spent convictions on their application form.

Appointment of the successful candidate will be conditional on a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Paula Tunbridge - Director of Student Life and Wellbeing –

Why York
A member of the prestigious Russell Group, we are a dynamic, research-intensive university and have experienced significant growth over the past ten years. Based on the edge of the historic city of York, our colleges are set in an attractive landscaped campus. Each college has its own personality depending on its history, accommodation, layout, location, facilities and the people who live there. But every college aims to cultivate students’ academic curiosity, develop their skills and employability and support health and wellbeing.

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community  – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

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A place where we can ALL be ourselves #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.