Director of Faculty Operations – Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health


9th June 2022

Closing Date

4th July 2022





Interviews Scheduled


The University of Manchester is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and one of the largest single-site Universities in the UK. With an income in excess of £300m, the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health itself consists of 12,000 students (c.8700 UG, c. 2400 PGT, c. 980 PGR) and over 3000 staff (850 of which are in Professional Services).  The Faculty has three highly rated Schools: Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences and Health Sciences, in turn comprising 18 Divisions, each with a powerful reputation for teaching and research success.

Reporting to the University’s Registrar, Secretary & Chief Operating Officer and working in partnership with the Faculty Vice-President and Dean, the Director of Faculty Operations operates as a Chief Operating Officer leading Professional Services to ensure that the Faculty makes a full contribution to the delivery of the University’s objectives. As a member of the University’s Professional Services Leadership team, the Director works collaboratively with Professional Services and academic colleagues at all levels to drive strategic objectives, and manage and deliver quality services, for students and staff. As well as delivering significant Faculty change initiatives, the Director leads and contributes to major institutional change projects and reviews, including capital projects and national research initiatives.

The successful candidate will be someone who is values led and is able to blend authentic, emotionally intelligent leadership within a large and complex organisational context. The ability to think strategically, work with a variety of stakeholders and as part of a challenging and multi-faceted team will be key to success.

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How to apply

For further information and details of how to apply, please contact Mike Dixon or Simon Critchley on 0191 500 5500 or at

Applications should be made via email to by Monday 4th July and must include on separate documents:

  • A letter of application setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match the person specification (no more than 500 words)
  • a comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV)
  • details of three referees and notice period (Referees will not be contacted without your permission)
  • a completed Personal Details Form (available above)

Final stage interviews will be held on a date to be confirmed

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation. As Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates are currently under-represented at this level at the University, we would particularly welcome applications from individuals in minority ethnic groups. All appointments will be made on merit. The University is positive about hybrid and flexible working. Blended working arrangements may be considered.

In making an application for this role we ask you also to view our Privacy Notice which outlines our compliance to General Data Protection Regulations and the use and storage of your data. Personal Data is held and processed on the lawful basis that such action is in the Legitimate Interest of the company in pursuing the purposes described and has been considered through the use of a Legitimate Interest Assessment utilising the Balance Test to not be outweighed by risks to the rights, freedoms and interests of the Data Subject.

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