Executive Officer to the Dean

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7145218 (Ref.No. LUBSC1693)
Posted: May 15, 2023

Job Description

Do you have experience of working within higher education or academic- related organisations? Are you interested in a demanding and varied role closely supporting the Executive Dean of the Business School in their day to day activities? Are you a confident self-starter who can proactively work across boundaries and build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders?

Working closely with the Executive Dean Professor Julia Bennell, your primary responsibility will be to provide support for key acitivies, working in partnership with the Dean’s Senior Executive Assistant, and other teams in the Faculty Office. You may also provide support to other members of the Senior Management Team such as the Deputy Dean, Pro Deans and the Faculty Operations Manager.

You will be responsible for gathering information and intelligence to help inform effective decision-making and will make a significant contribution towards the drafting and delivery of strategic materials. You will ensure that the Dean is provided with appropriate briefings, presentations and research to enable her to undertake her day to day activities effectively and you will also facilitate effective communication so that robust decisions can be taken as quickly as possible. 

The workload will be challenging and hugely varied so outstanding organisational skills are essential, as is an understanding of the internal and external environments in which universities operate. Well-developed analysis and research skills will also be vital, as well as the ability to communicate effectively and professionally at all times.

To apply for this role, please submit a CV and a supporting statement, outlining how you meet the criteria under the section "What will you bring to the role' contained within the candidate brief linked below

Sarah Verbickas, Faculty Operations Manager

Email: [email protected]

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Business
School/Institute:  Leeds University Business School
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £44,414 to £52,841 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  60% FTE - We will consider job share and flexible working arrangements
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (2 years)
Release Date:  Friday 12 May 2023
Closing Date:  Sunday 04 June 2023
Reference:  LUBSC1693

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.