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Timetable Services Manager

Student & Academic Services

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £34,804 to £40,322 per annum
Tenure:  Full time temporary to cover maternity leave for 6-7 months
Release Date:  Friday 22 May 2020
Closing Date:   Tuesday 09 June 2020
Interview Date:   Thursday 18 June 2020
Reference:  SAAS19-13

Staffordshire University is on a journey to become the foremost modern higher education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for excellence, and we are looking for inspirational and effective people to take us to the next stage.

In 2018 we broke into the World University rankings for the first time and were named as a top 50 UK university by the Guardian. The quality of our student experience has placed us in the top 10 for teaching quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and in 2019 we achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Many of our students come from areas with low rates of participation in higher education and we continually strive to ensure the courses we offer meet the needs of people and employers. We are expanding our non-traditional, flexible study options, particularly in apprenticeships serving the public sector.

You can join us at a time when we begin the next step of our transformation journey. The new £40m Catalyst Building will deliver 6,500 new apprentices in the next decade, boosting both the local and national economy. The development of our offer to new academic areas and geographic locations will see us expand our reach and make an innovative offer to a new generation of students.

We are a university of and for our community: local, national and global. If you share our values and have the skills to deliver our vision, we want to hear from you.

Registry provides a wide-range of services and support to students and academic staff, within which Timetabling Services provides personalised timetables for over 12,000 on campus students and staff, including welcome and get ahead, and provides room booking facilities. The Timetabling Services team works closely with schools and services to plan and deliver responsive timetables and bookings within the framework of the existing estate. The University is undertaking significant transformation of its estate to ensure it has the very best facilities to support students and teaching delivery. Regular analysis of teaching space and curriculum data is used to inform the current Transformation development.  Timetabling Services plays a pivotal role in ensuring timetables are designed to enhance the student experience and optimise the use teaching spaces.

Do you have experience of managing complex logistics with an ability to take ownership of problems? Have you developed procedures, principles and systems? Have you experience of any of the following :- timetabling, managing space, logistics or event planning? 

You also need the ability to communicate with colleagues across different professional and academic areas building co-operative working relationships, using your analytical and communication skills to influence and support change delivering consistent and equitable timetable outcomes across the institution that support the student experience.

Given the nature of the work you will need to be adaptable to different situations and work well under pressure.

We need you to cover our current manager's maternity leave which is currently planned for 6 months. This is an excellent, short-term commitment opportunity for an individual looking to further develop their career in higher education and/or diversify their knowledge and experience within the sector. 

If you think you could be the person we are looking for then why not apply? If you need to know a bit more please feel free to contact Russell Roberts on email at Russell.Roberts@staffs.ac.uk or via MS teams.

In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • Starting from 29 days Annual Leave (depending on job grade) plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

Thank you for your interest in this role. Whilst the University campus is currently closed, the University is still open, and we are providing online lessons to our students as well as essential services. We welcome your application during this time and aim to recruit to new posts using digital capabilities such as Skype or Microsoft Teams.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.


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