Teaching Operations Manager

Job summary

Applications are invited from proactive and self-motivated individuals for this position in the Department of Materials. The Teaching Operations Manager is the senior teaching support role that actively contributes to setting the direction and development of the Department’s teaching administration. The role has a specific remit to identify opportunities to improve the experience of our students, whilst working towards reducing the...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01161
  • Date posted 13 January 2020
  • Closing date 9 February 2020

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited from proactive and self-motivated individuals for this position in the Department of Materials. The Teaching Operations Manager is the senior teaching support role that actively contributes to setting the direction and development of the Department’s teaching administration. The role has a specific remit to identify opportunities to improve the experience of our students, whilst working towards reducing the administrative load on academic staff and ensuring effective delivery of day to day teaching operations.

Duties and responsibilities

This role is expected to improve the taught student experience develop and implement teaching policies and procedures ensuring effective delivery of the undergraduate (BEng/MEng) and taught postgraduate (MSc) programmes. This includes developing and maintaining an in-depth knowledge of the programmes and their administrative needs. This post will work closely with the DUGS, the Principal Teaching Fellow and MSc Directors/Senior Tutor and manage the implementation of improvements to administrative procedures. This role would also maintain and lead any implementation of changes to operational processes using any appropriate IT systems with a focus on consistent improvement and ongoing operations excellence for both students and staff.  

Essential requirements

The essential requirements for this role include the following:

Educated to degree level or higher

Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office Suite and Excel

Experience of leading, motivating and developing teams to achieve success

Project management experience involving multiple stakeholders

The ability to set up and analyse systems and processes to ensure maximum efficiency and improved ways of working

Excellent communication skills with the ability to relate to and communicate appropriately and effectively with people at all levels

Ability to work effectively under pressure, adhering to deadlines and meeting targets

Self-directed with a strong delivery focus and an ability to work independently, with minimum supervision in an informal team environment as well as within a formal structure

Ability to use initiative and creativity to resolve complex or unprecedented problems

Ability to be flexible in approach to work and to maintain and instil a positive attitude to change

Further information

The Department of Materials at Imperial College London delivers world-leading research and scholarship in all areas of Materials Science and Engineering. We provide a creative and supportive environment where students receive first-class training, postdoctoral researchers develop independence.  The department is part of the Faculty of Engineering. You will find further details here: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/materials   

The undergraduate degree courses in Materials Science and Engineering at Imperial contain a strong core of applied Physics, Mathematics, Engineering Principles and Chemistry. Teaching focuses on applied science and engineering, with a grounding in theory and a great emphasis on practical work with advanced equipment. The degree deals with the fundamentals of matter, both its structure and its properties dealing with both science and engineering aspects. The department is home to 350 undergraduate students and 70 postgraduate taught students.

Closing Date: Sunday 9th February

Interviews for this post will take place on Tuesday  25th February 

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Cora O’Reilly, Department Operations Manager in the Department of Materials, (coreilly@imperial.ac.uk).

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to: Mrs Darakshan Khan - d.khan@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online, please contact: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.