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Department Operations Manager

Job title Department Operations Manager

Department Faculty of Science

Salary Starting from £34,304, rising to £40,927 pro rata

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Monday 20 June 2022

Closing date Sunday 03 July 2022

Interview date Friday 08 July 2022

Reference CC9561

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This is an exciting time to be joining the Faculty of Science in a new role which will make a significant contribution to the successful running of our busy and vibrant Departments.

Reporting to the Director of Administration, and with regular interaction with the Head of Department, you will have responsibility for effective and operational management to ensure the smooth running of a Department. This rewarding role will have a focus on people and resources but will undertake a wide range of activities to support the delivery of the Department and Faculty’s strategic objectives.

You will also play a lead role in new initiatives at Department and Faculty level and will support the Director of Administration and Operations & Project Managers in their roles. 

You will have the ability to work at a strategic level but with an operational focus, both in business as usual and also in ensuring responsiveness to change and to act as a key channel of communication between academic staff and professional services staff, both within the Department, Faculty and across all University offices.

With a proven track record in an administration role, preferably within a Higher Education environment, you will have strong interpersonal skills, with excellent time management, organisational and communication skills with enthusiasm for, and commitment to, high quality service provision. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of financial processes as well as HR policies and procedures. The abilities to think and operate autonomously but to be an excellent team player are also key.

Applicants wishing to work full-time or part-time (0.8 fte/29.2 hours per week) are welcome to apply and the role will be a mix of remote and on-campus working (Hybrid working)

For an informal discussion about the role please contact the Amanda Harper, Director of Administration ( or Cath Haines, Faculty Operations & Projects Manager (

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Further details:

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Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.