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Business and Operations Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen to play a key part supporting the Head of Department in Psychiatry with overall strategy and development, and specific responsibility for the administration and management of the Department.

You will be expected to actively participate and inform decision making at a senior level with the Department and will have responsibilities over key areas including: business planning, financial management, personnel, education, estates and health & safety. To support these activities you will directly manage a team of administrators, delegating and coordinating responsibilities amongst this team.

The role holder also acts as the senior administrative liaison between the Department and the Clinical School, wider University, hospital and NHS trusts and other scientific communities and organisations. To this end, you will maintain excellent relationships with a wide body of agencies, funders, donors and local NHS trusts.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, with experience of strategic planning and successful project management. You will have excellent organisational and people management skills and the ability to work on your own initiative, prioritise work and keep sometimes tight deadlines. Previous experience of the Universities systems would be an advantage, along with knowledge of the higher education environment.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Mrs Jackie Hall,

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.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Closing date for applications is the 28th July 2017, with interview dates yet to be confirmed by the department.

Please quote reference RN12717 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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