Business and Operations Manager

Salary: £56,587 - £60,022 pa
Contract: Permanent
Location: Cambridge
Faculty / Department: Department of Earth Sciences
Responsible to: Head of Department
Working Pattern: Full Time
Closing date: 10 July 2022

The person appointed to this role will support the Head of the Department in achieving the strategic aims and objectives of the Department of Earth Sciences. They will be responsible for the overall co-ordination and effective running of the Department, this involves providing high-level oversight of the Department's finance, HR, teaching and research grants as well as ensuring that the Sedgwick Museum and BP Institute are well supported in these areas.

They will oversee and manage delivery of the Department's business, administration and services, striving for continuous improvement, and ensuring that there are appropriate systems in place to meet the Department's operational requirements. They will support and advise the Head of Department and other senior staff members on governance, policy and business operations and the planning and implementation of new developments to support the effective delivery of teaching and research.

The Department is based on two main sites, one is on Downing Street in central Cambridge, the other is the Bullard Laboratories which is c. 3km away at Madingley Rise in west Cambridge. The person appointed will be based at the Downing Site but will be responsible for maintaining the connection between the support staff on both of the Department's sites, this includes providing strategic and operational leadership and ensuring coordination of the support staff team's work.

The successful applicant will have excellent organisational and managerial ability, extensive administrative experience, good inter-personal skills, imagination and diplomacy. The applicant will need to be self-motivated, with a very flexible approach to their work, to initiate ideas, to respond sensitively to the needs of others, and to prioritise work to meet deadlines by means of effective time management skills.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

Please quote reference LB31757 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University holds an institutional
Athena-SWAN silver award and the
department is a bronze award holder.

published: 20 June 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.