Business Operations Manager

University of Salford


We have an exciting new opportunity in the Library, Careers and Enterprise for an Operations Manager.

The Operations Manager provides high level support to the senior leadership team by co-ordinating the development of operational plans and budgets, and through pro-active management of business and information flows, and by assisting in the co-ordination and communication of initiatives, projects, actions, and issues. The role requires excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, an attention to detail, and the ability to influence and communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders including students, staff, and industry partners.

This is an excellent opportunity for an Operations Manager to immerse themselves in a successful and interesting department, working with a passionate and dedicated team who are committed to removing unnecessary barriers to learning and making education more accessible.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the library administrative team, ensuring a customer focussed approach based on the requirements of key stakeholders.
  • Provide high level support to the senior leadership team and a variety of key committees and working groups, reviewing papers and reports, preparing documentation, and tracking initiatives, projects, actions, and issues.
  • Develop an array of regular reports and dashboards that enable tracking of performance against KPI’s and present actionable insights to senior leadership.
  • Review incoming papers and reports, and effectively and efficiently prepare documentation, communications, correspondence, reports, speeches, and briefing papers as required.

A bit about the Library, Careers & Enterprise…

This role is based in the Library, Careers & Enterprise – a place to learn and share ideas, a virtual hub for research and discovery, a team of friendly faces delivering excellent customer service, and an innovative community of experts working together to enable teaching, learning, research, and enterprise at Salford.

At Salford, we are working hard to create an inclusive culture where all our students and colleagues can bring their whole selves to the University. As part of a determined approach to build a more diverse workforce and address the current under-representation of colleagues from Black, Asian and minoritized ethnic backgrounds within our team, we welcome and encourage applications from the widest talent pool.

What’s in it for you?

Competitive salary – and excellent pension scheme.

Generous annual leave – plus the option to buy additional days.

Flexible working – we support a culture of flexible and hybrid working, subject to business requirements.

Professional development – a comprehensive package of training and development opportunities to help you achieve your full potential.

Our community – there’s a real sense of belonging here at Salford. We value diversity — in backgrounds and in experiences. Our difference makes us stronger, and together we share a passion for improving students’ lives.

The perks!MySalford, our online employee portal, offers a wide range of lifestyle benefits and discounts.

Wellbeing – your wellbeing is our priority. We have a wide range of dedicated services and facilities to support your mental and physical health.

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