“I’m always very proud to tell potential employees that jobs.ac.uk is the number one academic jobs board in the world, and it’s not very often that you can say you work for the best in the world.”
What work does your role involve?
My role as Operations Manager, jobs.ac.uk certainly keeps me busy on a day to day basis.
I manage an awesome team of 23 people who work with 8,000 clients worldwide. On an annual basis, the Account Coordinators and Publishers will handle the advertising requests and publication of around 75,000 adverts to the jobs.ac.uk website. I meet with the Account Coordinators on a daily basis in order to plan the workload for the day and discuss any issues or queries at the start of the day and offer guidance and support as queries arise throughout the business day.
Part of my role is ensuring our publication process and systems are able to provide a solid platform for the business and we have recently introduced a new publication process within the team. This required the team and myself to work across WEG with the IT Team with the developers and QA team to determine business requirements and sign these off prior to any development work starting. Internally, within the team, I work closely with colleagues to ensure we can undertake user acceptance testing prior to go live. I also work with the WEG Marketing team on promotional campaigns for the Account Coordinators so that we can focus on a particular product for a short time frame and offer this to our customers.
Working with Unitemps, I will undertake recruitment and selection to the roles within my team; once onboard, I will conduct induction and training prior to go live. Outside of this, I have some key internal stakeholder relationships to maintain with the Director, jobs.ac.uk; Account Executives and Business Development managers, Sales Coordinators and WEG Finance Team. Strategically, I am member of the WEG Programme Board, Change Advisory Board and jobs.ac.uk Management Team.
What do you enjoy the most about working within WEG?
Bringing all of the recruitment businesses under one roof has enabled me to work with colleagues across most of the WEG brands. This now feels like one team from a management perspective, and it’s always handy to have advice, information, and support as and when you need it.
What opportunities has working at jobs.ac.uk, and WEG in overall, opened up to you?
Working for WEG has enabled me to work on a global brand and be part of the team behind the launch of our new colleges website, college.jobs.ac.uk. I have recently completed Agile Project Management Practitioner and this is something I very pleased to have the opportunity to undertake (and achieve!).
What would you say to someone thinking of joining us?
Well, I’m always very proud to tell potential employees that jobs.ac.uk is the number one academic jobs board in the world, and it’s not very often that you can say you work for the best in the world. WEG has expanded rapidly over the last 3 years with new business launches both in the UK and Australia. It’s an exciting place to work and there has certainly been a lot of opportunities across the group as we have grown. All of the money we make goes back into the fabric of the University and I think that’s unique in our field of business – #ethics.