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Head of Master of Accounting Programme (Fixed Term)


Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS) leverages the power of academia for real world impact to transform individuals, organisations and society. Since 1990, Cambridge Judge has forged a reputation as a centre of rigorous thinking and high-impact transformative education, situated within one of the world's most prestigious research universities, and in the heart of the Cambridge Cluster, the most successful technology entrepreneurship cluster in Europe.
The Master of Accounting (MAcc) is a new degree under development at the University, scheduled to enrol its first cohort of students in September 2018. It will be a part-time, post-experience, premium fee degree, eventually requiring a programme management staff to administer marketing, external relations, teaching support, university/department committee support, admissions, and event planning activity, including the scheduling and management of recruiting activities and residential instruction periods. Because the degree is new and launching soon, policies and procedures for the above activities will need to be developed, documented, and executed quickly, thoroughly, and accurately. The degree is projected to enrol approximately 25 students in its initial cohort, with growth in subsequent years. The role holder will initially be responsible for executing the operations and management of the MAcc degree as a whole with minimal oversight. Eventually the role holder will have oversight of an administrative team (i.e. marketing, admissions, teaching& events delivery, projects, & external relations activity). The role holder is responsible for understanding the strategy for the growth and maintenance of the MAcc and then setting objectives and communicating with individual team members so that they can undertake the operational running of these areas. The role holder will also manage and monitor the progress of the team. The role holder reports to the MAcc Director (an academic position) and acts as the MAcc Director's representative in all things related to non-academic activity within the degree; participating alongside the MAcc Director in many academic related activities and developments within the degree as well. This role forms part of the wider management team within CJBS and is therefore required to perform management functions related to the degree within the Accounting subject group and the department. You will have an established record of: ¿ Strong leadership skills with experience of staff management (preferably with some exposure to this during a period of expansion/change) ¿ Evidence of a creative/entrepreneurial approach to projects or roles in the past ¿ Administration within a higher education environment, and knowledge of the general postgraduate and research environment ¿ Evidence of an ability to think strategically, implement strategy and monitor progress through the creation of realistic objectives

An education to post-graduate level or equivalent is essential.
Further information about Cambridge Judge Business School is available from the website: http://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/home/

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

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.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 27th September 2017.

A covering letter and detailed CV should be provided.

Please quote reference NS13026 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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