Scheduling Manager (Professional Education)

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Applicants must provide evidence of their right to work in the UK as BPP is unable to provide visa sponsorship

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Administration - Scheduling


Scheduling Manager (Professional Education)

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Job Purpose

To manage, motivate, and develop the Scheduling team to deliver a high quality service at all times

This role involves being responsible for the efficient and effective operation of a centralised scheduling process across all of BPP, continually reviewing and developing the methodology involved. It will also include ensuring that all BPP teaching and other events in BPP buildings (across all Schools and regions) are appropriately scheduled and effectively utilise the space available within agreed timelines.

What you’ll be doing

·       Formulating, documenting and reviewing policies and procedures for the scheduling of BPP teaching and other activities.
·       Liaising with the business in relation to the scheduling process, establishing and communicating clear timelines for the production of the teaching schedule and ensuring deadlines are met.
·       Producing the teaching schedule for each term and to ensure that it is made available in an appropriate format to all relevant parties.
·       Liaising with Schools over their scheduling requirements, working in particular with Schools where specific problems arise and seeking ways of resolving the problems.
·       Managing the maintenance of the schedule on an ongoing basis, making changes as required according to business need.
·       Providing a scheduling enquiry service, answering queries by telephone or email according to business need.
·       Overseeing the process for ad hoc room bookings, reviewing and documenting the procedures and ensuring the optimum use of the space available.
·       Managing staff resources throughout the year, planning for peaks and making sure the team is resourced correctly at all times.
·       Building and maintaining a strong team ethos of professionalism, accountability and loyalty through application of coaching, performance, and general management skills.
·      Identifying ongoing coaching and training needs of the team and ensure that these are met

Choose a better work-life balance

With hybrid working available, you’ll be able to split your time between one of our centres and wherever you choose to call home. Either way, you’ll benefit from a vibrant workplace and a culture that believes in looking after others, while being part of a diverse workforce where difference is celebrated.  In addition, you’ll work alongside other like-minded professionals who champion progress, while having opportunities to develop in an environment where creativity and innovation is rewarded.  On top of a competitive salary, we provide a generous annual leave entitlement of 25 days, and there’s a rewards package that includes retail discounts, Group Personal Pension Plan, dedicated healthcare and dental plans that offer additional assurance to look after you and your family.   Brilliantly, you can also study any of BPP’s courses for free – be it a professional qualification or full degree. 

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See JD for further details.


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UK, North West, Manchester St James's

Candidate criteria

Candidate Criteria

• Experience of working in a professional academic support setting to deliver timetabling/scheduling services at a high level
• Knowledge (of structure and nature) of a significant proportion of our current products
• Excellent communication skills both oral and written are essential. This role will include a significant amount of liaison with senior stakeholders from around the business
• Excellent time management skills, with the ability to review & organize both their priorities and others
• Ability to work on one's own initiative and take on the responsibility of projects
• Drive, creativity and ownership are key traits
• Excellent people-management skills, and the ability to train and lead a team into delivering successful results
• Resilient with an ability to prioritise an extensive, changing and diverse workload
• Excellent IT Skills, MS Office, Advanced Excel, knowledge of scheduling systems, e.g. Scientia
• High level analytical and problem solving skills

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