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The Department and role purpose
The post-holder will manage a team of administrators that will support all academic Faculties and Departments across the University.
The team, including the post-holder, will be deployed into departments to support and manage a wide range of administrative activities, including; leading teaching, learning and assessment activities from the point of student enrolment through to graduation.
The post-holder may be deployed across several departments simultaneously.
They will work flexibly in accordance with University and Departmental policies and procedures, demonstrating a commitment to customer service excellence.
In addition to the above the Temporary Staffing Service Manager will:
- Line Manage a team of administrative staff to ensure high-quality support for the academic Faculties
- Ensure a culture of ongoing improvement in the effective delivery of administrative processes
- Oversee and deliver the effective implementation of policies and activities in support of the Education Strategy.
- Manage the distribution of the support provision across the Faculties to ensure this is delivered effectively.
- Recognised professional practitioner and management and/or service specialist with responsibility for the management of team members, often on a remote basis.
- Provide input to the design and development of service processes, techniques and deliverables for one or more service areas or projects.
- Manage operational service activities to ensure excellence in the stakeholder experience.
- Contribute to the analysis of stakeholder feedback to help define needs and requirements, inputting to the design and planning of services.
- Internal and external relationship development and partnership working, networking and participation to engage and influence future services and the University reputation.
- Provide feedback on team and individual performance and identify development needs, conducting regular staff ADR and performance reviews.
- Handle the vast majority of welfare issues within a team, referring more complex welfare issues to appropriate support services/senior management.
- Delivery of ongoing coaching, mentoring and training to team members.
- Maintain an awareness of current policy for University business goals such as widening participation and access.
- Contribute to business meetings, working groups and sub committees at departmental and operational service levels.
- Responsible for monitoring small budgets for consumables and some capital items, keeping records and processing invoices.
- Devolve responsibilities to team members to ensure continuity of service provision and encourage skills development.
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