|Listed on:||18th May|
|Salary/Rate:||£33,797 - £40,322|
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Durham University Business School
Dynamic and vibrant, Durham University Business School is one of Durham University's four Faculties and is comprised of three research-intensive departments: Accounting, Economics and Finance, and Management and Marketing. Known for its global reputation, its impact on policy and practice and its strong focus on ethics, responsibility and sustainability, the School aims to be a leading European business school with a strong global presence by 2027.
The School currently has 180 academic and teaching staff, with plans and resource commitments to grow to 230 by 2027. The School has a high-quality portfolio of programmes at undergraduate, masters and doctoral level, across all subject areas. The school's student population is around 4000, across undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes, attracting a talented and diverse student intake (with over 130 nationalities).
Our vision is to lead business thought and practice to improve global wealth and well-being. Our associated mission is to create, share and use knowledge to deliver equitable and sustainable futures around the world. We pursue this mission by advancing world changing knowledge and securing global impact through increasingly collaborative research across disciplines and around the world.
The Department and role purpose
The Business School is unique among the Faculties of Durham University in having a matrix management structure which requires its departments to work seamlessly with cross-Faculty functional teams in areas including: learning & teaching; research; and international and external partnerships. This results in specific business process and information system needs which are essential to meet the multiple and complex data requirements of global accreditation and ranking exercises and to support an integrated approach to the provision of management information.
Moreover, in an international accreditation context, it is vital that the Business School's approach to information systems and business processes is holistic and continually benchmarked against best in class to ensure it remains fit for purpose to respond to the demands of accreditation, taking advantage of opportunities to leverage core University systems and services and that new projects deliver the benefits that are expected.
The post holder will therefore challenge and develop existing practices and approaches and help align business processes, information systems and data collation to drive performance improvement, working with internal and external stakeholders to identify solutions to meet the School's needs.
The post holder will support the School's strategy by undertaking business analysis, project management and change management activities, optimising our performance reporting structure to underpin accreditations, and making processes more efficient through the use of IT and process improvement, working with managers to embed changes whilst also collaborating across the University on process review and improvement projects, when relevant. They will also oversee the governance and day to day management of an external IT partner.
The role demands the ability to develop a coordinated programme of work which adopts a clearly defined School wide approach to information management and continuous improvement in order to meet our strategic operational objectives.