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Taught Programmes Manager - QMUL20733

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £47,325 - £52,833 (Grade 6)
Reference: QMUL20733
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 19-Nov-2019
Closing date: 10-Dec-2019

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About us

Queen Mary is one of London and the UK’s leading research-focused universities. With over 20,000 students, it is amongst the largest of the colleges of the University of London. Queen Mary’s 4,000 staff teach and research across a wide range of subjects in Science and Engineering, the Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, and Medicine and Dentistry.

This post is within the School of Engineering and Materials Science, a large School with approximately 70-80 academic staff and 50 postdoctoral research staff. There are around 1000 undergraduate and taught postgraduate students and 220 PhD students. 45 administrative and technical staff support the staff and students. The staff and student body are international in make-up. The School is partway through a refurbishment project that is upgrading research and teaching space. The School holds a departmental-level Bronze Athena SWAN award and is committed to equality of opportunity.

About the role

The School of Engineering and Materials Science is seeking to appoint a dynamic individual to the post of Taught Programmes Manager.

The Taught Programmes Manger has overall operational responsibility for all aspects of the student journey from admissions and through their academic studies, including any work placements, and on to graduation. Working closely with the School Manager and senior academic colleagues, the Taught Programmes Manager is vital in ensuring that our taught students have an outstanding experience as students of the School of Engineering & Materials Science. The post holder will lead a team of 7 staff, including recruitment & admissions, taught programmes administration and industrial placements.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of excellence in Higher Education administration, with experience of managing and leading a team. The successful candidate will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) and will have excellent organisational and communication skills. 

For further details of the role and selection criteria please refer to the job specification attached.

The post is a full time, permanent appointment, with an expected start date of January 2020. Starting salary will be in the range of £47,325 - £52,833 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Jackie Dawes at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 8737.

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The closing date for applications is 10 December 2019. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


The School of Engineering & Materials Science holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science and is a registered member of WISE. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support for the attendance of conferences. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN and the WISE principles we strongly encourage applications from women.


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