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Subject Area Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

Would you like to work with our Word Class faculty?

London Business School are looking for a new Subject Area Manager (SAM) in our Organisational Behaviour (OB) department as part of our Research and Faculty Office

SAM’s are crucial in supporting our world renowned faculty in their research and teaching through the development and delivery of the subject area strategic plan. You will lead a team of 6 faculty assistants to provide operational support and collaborate across all subject areas to ensure continuous improvement is embedded.

The Research and Faculty Office is responsible for providing HR, Research, Teaching and PhD support to the academic staff of London Business School.  The Subject Areas consist of seven small teams led by the Deputy Director, RFO in close partnership with a senior faculty member in each Subject Area.

Main Responsibilities

  • Leading a team of faculty assistants to ensure administrative services are delivered in an efficient, responsive and professional manner
  • Managing budgets, activities and events for both teaching and research initiatives
  • Working closely with the SAC in the recruitment and onboarding of new faculty and PhD students, taking a lead in key activities
  • Acting as the principal point of contact between the Subject Area and other departments of the School and key external stakeholders

Who we are looking for

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage a variety of audiences.
  • Significant project/programme management experience with advanced planning skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to prioritise and focus on material issues.
  • Successful experience managing, developing & motivating a team.
  • In-depth knowledge of business education/specialist area.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Experience in effectively managing external suppliers/contractors.
  • Financial management experience and commercial acumen.

Why London Business School

London Business School; a global and vibrant business community based in two of the world’s most dynamic cities, London and Dubai. It’s where extraordinary minds and diverse perspectives connect, to have a profound impact on the way the world does business and the way business impacts the world. We offer best in class hybrid learning to our students and participants, whilst creating a flexible, supportive and dynamic working environment for our people to excel in, whatever their location. 

What you can expect from us

  • Generous annual leave of 27 days PLUS extra between Christmas and New Year!
  • Generous pension package, 21.4% employer contribution (in return for employee enrolment and contribution)
  • Free onsite gym and swimming pool
  • Amazing range of professional development to support your career path
  • Enhanced cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing offering to support your physical, mental and financial health
  • Up to 5 days volunteering leave or parent /carer emergency leave


All enjoyed in a Smart (hybrid) Working environment so we’re looking forward to discussing how, where and when you might work best to deliver in your new role.

Our commitment to driving inclusion and belonging 


We are a globally reaching institution, committed to creating tangible and sustainable change in driving inclusion & belonging within our School, education and society at large.  We are dedicated to creating an environment where everyone in our community feels they belong and thrive. This is a key school priority, and we want everyone who joins LBS to feel respected, welcomed, and heard. 


Please note we start screening CVs and interviewing candidates from the start of a campaign. A successful candidate could progress to offer before the advertised closing date. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible if you are interested in any roles.

Closing date 7th June 2023

London Business School

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