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Business and Operations Manager


This is a demanding position working in a dynamic environment supporting the Head of Department in the overall strategy and development of the Department and leading in the areas of strategic, financial, human resource, communications and physical resource management.

The post holder will be the Senior Administrative liaison between the Department and the Clinical School, wider University, hospital and scientific communities including national and international sponsors and institutions.

The Department of Medicine provides high quality research, teaching and patient care. It is one of the largest Departments in the School of Clinical Medicine and is comprised of 12 divisions, each involved in research related to human disease and aligned to a clinical specialty within the NHS. It houses 24 Professors, and over 560 directly employed and affiliated members of staff and students (and >100 visitors). The 140+ Postgraduate students are a mix of both clinical and non-clinical scientists. In addition to its work in over 13 medical speciality areas, the Department has recently opened the Cambridge Institute for Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease (CITIID), which is leading the Clinical School response to COVID-19. The Heart Lung Research Institute (HLRI), to be administered by the Department, is under construction. A growing programme in global health now has active research programmes in over 20 low- and middle-income countries.

The Department currently holds research grants totalling in excess of £145m with an annual expenditure of over £26m. This represents a large and active research programme.

Operating out of several sites around the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and involved in a number of capital projects, the Department is expanding in size and scope.

Candidates must have a degree level education or equivalent, with substantial administration experience at a senior level, preferably in a clinical or biological based setting. You will have excellent organisational skills, the ability to work on your own initiative, prioritise work, work to tight deadlines, and have excellent people management skills.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Jackie Hall jh514@medschl.cam.ac.uk

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Closing Date: 4th October 2020.

Interview Date: week commencing 11th October 2020.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. 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.

Please quote reference RC24068 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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