Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Vice-Chancellors Office Manager

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Vice-Chancellors Office Manager

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Management and Specialist grade 6 from £33966 to £44263 per annum. Subject to annual pay award.

Job description

Vice-Chancellors Office (VCO)

The Vice-Chancellor's Office is looking for a dedicated Officer Manager to provide excellent support to the Senior Leadership Team.

We are seeking a creative, enthusiastic, and highly organised individual with proven experience in leading business support services, and we welcome applications from any industry/sector that may offer transferable skills to run services to a very high level of ability for both our internal and external stakeholders.

The Office Manager function plays a fundamental role in the VCO and will be responsible for the department's key functions such as HR and Finance. As a key member of the VCO you will take a key lead in the day-to-day management of the support for the Senior Leadership Team, think longer term, and develop effective operations to achieve the University's ambitions.

We welcome applications from a wide range of backgrounds that are reflective of the full diversity of Loughborough's community and Leicestershire, and in particular we welcome applications from underrepresented groups as we seek to continually increase diversity within our structures.

Key Requirements:

  • Experience of managing teams.
  • Commitment to providing a high level of service to staff, students, and external stakeholders.
  • Experience of dealing with people at all levels of the organisation.
  • Ability to manage a variety of on-going projects, to proactively prioritise tasks and strategically plan-ahead for the long term.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The post is full time and open ended, available immediately. We will consider flexible hours dependant on the needs of the organisation.

    Further details can be found on the full job description and person specification.

    Informal enquiries should be made to Annette Crosthwaite [email protected] and Hema Mistry [email protected].

    Application Closing Date: 17 th April 2024

    Interviews will take place on 3 rd May 2024.

    Job details


    Vice-Chancellors Office Manager


    Loughborough University


    United Kingdom


    March 29, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 17, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics

    About the employer

    The history of Loughborough University can be traced back to the establishment of a small technical institute in 1909. Originally, Loughborough University of Technology provided education only in technical subjects like art and science. The university was given its current name in 1996. Currently, the university has 22 academic schools and departments, over 100 research groups, institutes and centers, and over 35 professional services, teams.

    Located in the center of Loughborough, UK, the university campus covers an area of 440 acres. The campus has a world-class infrastructure and provides a plethora of facilities like huge lecture theatres, a well-stocked library, well-equipped laboratories, an extensive IT network, a conference center, excellent accommodation, and Loughborough Students' Union. The university also has an arts center, a bank, a health center, two theatres, restaurants, and some shops. Also, it provides the students with excellent sports facilities. The university has a postgraduate campus in London too. Both the campuses have won many awards and rankings for the facilities they offer.

    Loughborough University offers numerous undergraduate, doctoral and postgraduate programs in various fields like accounts, finance, engineering, sciences, architecture, business, computer science, management, mathematics, languages, sports, economics, arts, social sciences, media, and psychology. The university houses more than 17,000 students and over 3,700 staff members. It is a member of a renowned international academic network, UNITECH International, and has collaborations with many international institutions like MIT, IIT Delhi, and Nanyang Technological University. It also has strong links with many funding agencies and sponsors like the Brunei High Commission, the Libyan Embassy, Oman Cultural Attaché Office and the Chevening Organization. The university equips the students with the skills and knowledge required to improve their employability and offers them plenty of outstanding career opportunities.

    Loughborough University has a large network of alumni. There are more than 178,000 alumni across 169 countries. Sir Peter Bonfield is BT Group's former chief executive. Lord Sebastian Coe is an Olympic athlete well-known for holding the world marathon record. Paula Radcliffe is Williams Formula One team's Head of Vehicle Performance and Rob Smedley's former race engineer. Malcolm Sayer is a successful car and aircraft designer. Rosalind Ayres is a popular English actress. Tanni Grey-Thompson is a television presenter, Welsh politician, and a former wheelchair racer. Clive Woodward used to be an English rugby player and served as the coach for the England rugby team from 1997-2004. There are lots of other distinguished and notable names linked to the university.

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