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Head of School Professional Services, School of Social & Political Sciences

49,772 – 55,998
This position is now closed to applications.


The University of Glasgow is a world leading, research-intensive, academic institution. We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK universities, and the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. The quality and commitment of their 6,000+ staff make the University one of the best in the world and it is in the top 1% of the world’s universities.
As part of the School Leadership Team the successful candidate will play a lead role in the development and successful implementation of the School strategy and strategic deliverables, evidenced in a step change improvement in key performance measures both internally and externally. You will be accountable to the Head of School and Director of College Professional Services, with key day-to-day responsibilities to support the Head of School, in the overall organisational planning and leadership of School professional support services including student learning & teaching, research and operational support. This currently includes line management responsibility, direct and indirect, for all Management, Professional & Administrative, Technical and Operational staff within the School. 
The ideal candidate will have a broad range of professional experience in a similar management role and knowledge of the governance and business processes of a large, complex organisation. He / she will need knowledge of change management and an understanding of the HE sector and the relevant potential challenges. You will be an effective leader, communicator and negotiator with a proven track record of project management. Customer service, stakeholder management and business partnering skills will also be key to this role. 
This is a strategic position, integral to both informing, and the successful delivery of, the future shape of the School professional services provision in line with the College and University’s strategic direction. 
For more information on this role, including how to apply, please visit or for a confidential discussion please contact Donogh O’Brien or Andrew Thomson at our recruitment partners, Aspen People, on 0141 212 7555.
To apply, please complete the short form below and submit your CV and covering letter. If you do not receive an automatic acknowledgement please contact Kelsey Sinclair on 0141 212 7555.