Graduate School & Staffing Services Manager

The University of Edinburgh

Scotland, United Kingdom

Full time

Sep 18

About the job

Job Description

Grade UE08 (£42,149 - £50,296)

College of Science and Engineering

School of Biological Sciences

Administrative Services

Full-time (35 hours per week)

Fixed term for 2 years

The Opportunity

This is a key leadership role within the School of Biological Sciences that encompasses both strategy development and excellent service delivery across the School. You will ensure that stakeholder and customer needs are met now and in the future and ensure our service provision is shaped to meet them.

You will be required to drive forward opportunities and build relationships to deliver high quality postgraduate research admissions and on programme training and support, and lead our team through a time of change to HR processes and systems to deliver an agile, customer-focused service.

Your Skills And Attributes For Success

  • Experience of leading teams through significant, strategically-driven organisational change
  • A style which is proactive and enabling and with the presence and gravitas to operate successfully at all levels of the institution
  • Take the lead in developing partnerships with existing and new cohort funded PhD programmes and proactively identifying new sources of postgraduate research funding.
  • Support the Doctoral College’s vision and service standards and work closely with colleagues across the institution, to provide seamless support for research students during their study
  • Support the Staffing Team to provide an excellent service and deliver changes to processes through the introduction of the People and Money system

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As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

About Us

As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.


As the modern inheritors of our 400-year-old reputation for excellence, our staff and students contribute to a vibrant academic community whose visions are shaping tomorrow’s world. The School of Biological Sciences is at the leading edge in teaching, research and innovation. Independent rankings such as the Times Higher Education consistently place us amongst the top 25 universities in the world for biological sciences. We aim to ensure that our culture and systems support flexible and family-friendly working and to recognise and value diversity across all our staff and students. The School has an active programme offering support and professional development opportunities for all staff. We place a particular focus on development for early-career researchers (postgraduate and postdoctoral research staff and personal fellowship holders), offering mentoring and an active ‘BioDocSoc’ organisation that brings together researchers for networking, events and training opportunities.

The School of Biological Sciences holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance the representation of women in science, mathematics, engineering and technology.

Our website contains more information about the School.

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