Academic Strategy Manager

Recruiter
academic jobs
Location
Milton Keynes, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Jul 2019
Closes
23 Jul 2019
Ref
1213991573
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Salary £33,199 to £39,609 plus exceptional benefits Based in Milton Keynes Vacancy Ref 16333 Full-time (flexibility considered with a minimum of 30 hours per week) Change your career, change lives The Open University is the UK's largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education. The role An exciting opportunity is available to join the new Academic Strategy Support Team in the Strategy Office, supporting the work of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and the VCE Academic management group as they create new models of shared academic accountability. You will manage cross-institutional projects, working collaboratively with project teams and stakeholders, including academic leaders, operational experts, management and advisory groups and academic governance. You will initially be responsible for planning, monitoring and reporting on activity to deliver the agreed priorities of the University's Curriculum Plan. You will manage risks and work with colleagues to develop mitigating action in response to risks and issues. You will also be required to provide similar management support for more discrete pieces of work in support of academic strategic objectives. Skills and experience To be effective in this role, you will have excellent interpersonal and influencing skills and an ability to contribute to the effective working of cross-functional teams. This will be supported by excellent communication and organisational skills, with a calm approach to tight or changing deadlines. You will be able to apply these abilities to collaborative pieces of work that can range from exploratory reviews to structured projects. What you get in return We offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term. Benefits include 33 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition. How to apply Just complete the short application form and send this to us with a copy of your CV and a covering letter of no more than 2 pages, demonstrating how you meet the person specification, to . Please ensure you quote the vacancy reference number 16333 . If you have any questions or would like to discuss this role further, please contact Michael Flack ( or ). Closing date: Midday Monday 12 August 2019 Interview date: Thursday 12 September 20 We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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