Programme Area Manager for International Programmes

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Reading, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Oct 2021

We are seeking to appoint a fixed-term Programme Area Manager (1 year Maternity Cover) to join the Programme Administration Team within the Henley Business School, at the Whiteknights campus of University of Reading.

As a Programme Area Manager you will provide leadership and support for the consistent and integrated delivery of Henley Business School Undergraduate and Pre-experience Postgraduate Programmes delivered at overseas locations.

We are looking for someone with a positive attitude, a problem-solving approach and the ability to work across a variety of teams within Henley Business School and the wider University of Reading, as well as with colleagues based internationally. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a variety of non-UK based staff to support Partnership programme delivery at Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) in China and delivery of Henley Business School programmes at the University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) branch campus. The role also includes a fantastic opportunity for input into development and oversight of processes and systems in relation to emergent partnership agreements.  For example, in the next year Henley will be finalizing operational requirements for two new key partnerships in China.

You will have:

  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Intercultural sensitivity and experience of cross-cultural communications
  • Strong commitment to excellence and accountability, with the perspective and credibility to work effectively with all levels of staff.
  • Strong administrative background with excellent planning and organisational skills, ideally with experience of project management
  • Good knowledge of UK HE institutional policies and procedures, specifically examination and assessment processes

Informal contact details

Contact role: Programme Area Manager – International Programmes

Contact name: Georgia Riches-Jago

Contact phone: 0118 378 6204

Contact email:

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role: Head of Programme Administration

Contact name: Ann Frank

Contact phone: 01491 414544

Contact email:

Any potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the current post holder for an informal conversation about the requirements of the role. 

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.  Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS.  There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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