Academic Governance Manager


26th May 2019


Grade 8 (£35,211 to £40,792)

Ref: 1771

You will be responsible for leading and advising on academic governance across the University. You will have a key role in overseeing the implementation and effective operation of the University’s Academic Board committee structure. Key responsibilities will include managing and overseeing Academic Board and its committees; providing high quality committee servicing and support; and leading, training and advising on committee servicing standards across the University. You will also manage a small team of staff within the Governance and Secretariat Team.

The Governance and Secretariat team is responsible for providing a high-quality support service to the Board of Governors, University Executive Group, Academic Board and other decision-making bodies of the University to help ensure that the University has efficient and effective governance arrangements.

Who we are:

Manchester is one of the most extensive higher education centres in Europe and the most popular city for students in the UK. Manchester Metropolitan University is at the heart of it, delivering cutting-edge skills to people from 120 countries – 94% of whom go into work or further study within six months of graduating. Since 2006, we have invested £350 million into our exceptional campus to deliver our vision of being the best modern university, and we continue to achieve and innovate every day.

Where you’ll work:

Our Professional Services Directorates have the vital role of delivering the strategies, services, systems and processes that underpin our academic mission. Supporting a community of 40,000 people within an organisation with an annual turnover of more than £245 million, the Directorates deploy diverse professional expertise to ensure the continued success of the University and the wellbeing of its staff and students.

About You:

You will be highly organised, self-motivated, have excellent written and verbal communication skills with a good eye for detail and excellent proof-reading skills and be able to manage your workload to tight and conflicting deadlines. You will be able to build effective working relationships with colleagues at all levels and provide effective leadership for this area across the University, working closely with colleagues in Faculties which are involved in Academic Board and its Committees. You will also be able to work flexibly in order to help the team deliver a high-quality customer focused service.

Closing date: 26 May 2019

We expect to hold interviews in early June 2019.

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