College business support (professional services)
Each of the University's three colleges employs a team of technical and professional services staff. The size, shape and structure of these teams vary according to the business of the college, although their function remains the same: to support academics and students with their teaching and research activities.
Working closely with a range of University directorates, these teams support the College Pro-Vice Chancellor and other senior academic colleagues with planning and development of courses and the effective management of college resources.
All three colleges have a core of staff within a Business Support Team. Activities that are routinely undertaken by Business Support, or associated teams, include
- portfolio and partnerships development and review
- contracts and commissioning
- management information and planning for specialist subject areas
- research administration
- support for people related processes (recruitment, induction, appraisal, training and development, work planning)
- internal communications
- secretarial support
- risk management