School Manager

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Durham, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 16 Jun 2023

The University

At Durham University we are proud of our people. A globally outstanding centre of educational excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting – Durham is a university like no other. We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things professionally and personally.

Across the University we have a huge variety of roles and career opportunities, which together make us a large and successful community, which is a key hub of activity within our region and nationally. We would be thrilled if you would consider joining our thriving University. Further information about the University can be found

The Role and Department
This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution. For more information, please visit our School pages at

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures is a leading centre of teaching and research in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hispanic, Italian, Japanese and Russian Studies, and is consistently ranked in the top five in national league tables. The School hosts the BA in Visual Arts and Film, which combines advanced academic study and practical skills development, drawing on staff research spanning historical periods from classical Rome to the present, and global in its geographical reach. The School is also home to the Centre for Foreign Language Study, which offers non-specialist learners, including students, staff and members of the public, the opportunity to learn a range of languages from beginners to ad! vanced le vels.

The School Manager plays a key role as part of the School’s leadership team delivering School and University strategy. The postholder works closely with the Head of School and other members of the leadership team to plan and implement policy to meet School and University strategic aims and ensure the effective delivery of teaching and research. This role also has overarching management responsibility for the School’s professional services (administration) team and will collaborate not only with academic staff within the School but also with business partners and departmental contacts in key areas such as HR, Finance, Marketing & Communications, Strat! egic Plan ning and Student Support teams. You will also work with the Faculty Manager and other Department Managers in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, forming a community of practice for sharing information and good practice as well as initiating and taking forward process improvements.

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