School General Manager

Date advertised

10 September 2020

Closing date

27 September 2020

School/Area

School of Communication

Programme/​Department

School of Communication Administration

Required hours

Full Time

Site

All three sites

Salary

£41,736 - £45,377 per annum

The Royal College of Art, the world’s number one university for art and design, provides students with unrivalled opportunities to deliver art and design projects that transform the world.  A small, specialist and research-intensive postgraduate institution based in the heart of London, the RCA is a high performing, radical traditionalist in a fast paced world.  

The College employs around 1000 professionals from around the world – professors, researchers, art and design practitioners, advisers and visiting lecturers – to teach and develop students in 30 academic programmes.

School of Communication

In a world of false news, rising inequalities and global challenges, it is imperative that we change the narrative of communication. The School of Communication situates human and non-human communication within the frames of culture, community, consciousness, commercialism and creativity. It seeks to rise to global and local challenges; informing and enhancing forward-thinking and transformative processes, approaches and strategies through an inclusive and transformative teaching and research environment.

We are seeking an outstanding and exceptional School General Manager to work as part of the school leadership team (SLT) to:

  • Support the Dean of School in developing and implementing the School strategy. 
  • Ensure effective management of School resources and the smooth operation of all School activities.
  • Facilitate, coordinate, plan and deploy resource requirements including robust budget control. 
  • Act as focal point for liaison with central functions and disseminate information effectively across the school. 
  • Manage the administration team.
  • Build strong working relationships with senior stakeholders and colleagues based on a collaborative, productive, and highly flexible approach in the delivery of services and solutions, and will be expected to move rapidly at times to deliver multiple and competing projects and tasks.

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent. In addition, it is essential that candidates have:

  • Experience working at a relevant level in an administrative/business management capacity
  • Proven line management experience with the ability to define roles and responsibilities, conduct regular 1:1s with the team, appraisals and performance management 
  • Experience of contributing to the setting and management of budgets and financial planning, including planning resource allocation, and income maximisation 
  • Proven interpersonal and communication skills with a high degree of tact and diplomacy 
  • High level of digital literacy and IT skills including productivity suites (Microsoft Office, Google for work), Web/Internet use and financial management   systems 
  • Ability to use initiative and work as part of a team 
  • Excellent organisational skills 
  • Ability to deal positively and constructively with change and to juggle conflicting priorities

Interviews and assessments are scheduled for week commencing 12 October 2020.

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The Royal College of Art is an equal opportunities employer. The College particularly welcomes applications from all sections of the community and would particularly encourage members of minority groups to apply.  


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