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Deputy Secretary of the School of the Physical Sciences

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a skilled administrator and manager to join the successful team in the Office of the School of the Physical Sciences as Deputy Secretary of the School. This senior role supports the academic Director of Education, handling all the Office's work on the Education portfolio, as well as leading the operational side of the Office, and supporting the School Secretary across the range of strategic issues the School faces. There is also the opportunity to take forward specific projects which may involve working with particular Departments or on particular policy issues.

This is an excellent chance for a talented individual to advance their career, whether or not they have previously worked in Higher Education. The School Office provides a unique perspective on the operation of the University, working closely with both the central administration and also the eight academic Departments of the School, who are at the coal-face of delivering teaching and research.

The role requires experience of staff management, and managing change, but most of all the ability to pick-up new issues, in policy or operations, and take them forward to the benefit of the School and its Departments. Candidates should be qualified to at least first degree level or equivalent. A qualification in a Physical Science subject is not a requirement for the post.

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.

If you have any technical difficulties submitting your online application, please contact the Academic Division's recruitment team (email

The closing date for this position is 24 February 2019, with interviews scheduled to be held during W/C 4 March 2019.

Please quote reference AK17955 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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