Head of Operations x 2

  • Birmingham
  • 12/01/2022
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Full time starting salary is normally in the range £43,414 to £51,805, with potential progression once in post to £58,284, Grade 8

Full Time


16th September 2022

9th October 2022


University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK 

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £43,414 to £51,805, with potential progression once in post to £58,284

Grade 8

About us

People are at the heart of what we are and do.

The University of Birmingham is proud to have been a part of the City of Birmingham and the wider region for over 100 years, and we are equally proud to be recognised as a leading global university.

We want to attract people from across the city and beyond, support them to succeed, and celebrate their success. We are committed to helping the people who work here to develop through our sector-leading Birmingham Professional programme which provides all professional services staff with development opportunities and the encouragement to reach their full potential. With almost 5,000 professional services jobs in a wide-range of functions in Edgbaston and in our campus in Dubai, there are plenty of opportunities for you to be able to develop your career at the University.

We believe there is no such thing as a typical member of staff and that diversity is a source of strength that underpins the exchange of ideas, innovation, and debate. We warmly welcome people from all backgrounds and are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where diversity is at the heart of who and what we are, and how we work. Supporting our people to achieve a healthy work/life balance is important both to our employees and to the success of the University and, depending on the role, we offer a variety of flexible working arrangements.

The role

The College of Social Sciences is looking to appoint two highly motivated professionals with significant relevant practical operational experience to lead school based professional services teams in, one based in Birmingham Business School and other in the School of Education  

These are crucial posts in the College of Social Sciences in which the post holder works collaboratively as part of the College Professional Services Senior Leadership Team and with staff across the College and the University to contribute to the development and implementation of College and School strategic objectives.

The role holder will work closely with Academic and Professional Services leaders to ensure the provision of excellent service delivery within the School, by providing effective and visible leadership.   The role is both diverse and challenging and offers opportunities to work across a breadth of projects and initiatives in addition to providing an environment in which are staff and students can thrive.

We are seeking candidates with a combination of excellent communication and leadership skills, significant operational experience, and a commitment to excellent service delivery through a collaborative and inclusive approach.

Applicants will be offered an opportunity at the interview stage to express a preference on which post they would prefer.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Yvonne Hackforth-Williams, Director of Operations, College of Social Sciences,  ************@bham.ac.uk or Keith Portman, Director of Business School Operations, Birmingham Business School, *********@bham.ac.uk.

Closing date:  9th October 2022

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