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Head of Departmental Management (School of the Humanities & Social Sciences)


The role-holder will manage resources, governance and change. The role directly or indirectly oversees a team of approximately 70fte non-academic staff currently supporting the operations of three complex Departments (Archaeology & Anthropology, Politics & International Studies, and Sociology) and the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology. The operation as a whole is currently grouped within one Faculty and as such is the largest unit in the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The requirements for the role include: substantial experience in a senior administrative role in a complex organisation, Higher Education or similar; experience of managing staff, of servicing high-level committees, of financial forecasting and managing financial and other resources, and of managing change; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; well-developed negotiating and moderation skills; and, at minimum, a good quality Degree.

Further information is available via the link below.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries about the post may be directed to Julian Evans, Secretary of the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences, julian.evans@admin.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference AK11992 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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