Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Staff Profile

Paula Pears

DDoFO

Background

Introduction

I have been in the role of School Manager for the School of Chemistry since March 2015.

From 1st March 2017 I am embarking on an 18 month secondment to the role of Deputy Director of Faculty Operations (SAgE).

Background

I joined Newcastle University in January 1991 and have held various administrative roles in the following units - Human Resources (SDU); Physiological Sciences; Student Progress and Civil Engineering & Geosciences and spent 10 years in the Northern Deanery (now Health Education England) which led to me TUPE transferring into the NHS in August 2008.  I left the NHS in 2014 and took up a 1 year position at The Blyth Academy joining their Senior Leadership Team and did a lot of work around change management and staff performance.  I returned to the University in March 2015.

Responsibilities

As a member of the School Executive Team I work to support senior management in developing the School's strategy, setting and monitoring targets, and ensuring the future sustainability, growth and direction of the School.

I lead the professional and technical support teams on a day to day basis to ensure the smooth operational running of the School.

I am a member of the School's:

  • Executive Board
  • Equality and Diversity Committee
  • Safety and Estates Committee
  • Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Committee
  • Research Committee
  • ROAMI (Recruitment/Outreach/Admissions/Marketing/Internationalisation) Group
  • Undergraduate Student Staff Committee

Qualifications

BA Business Studies (Northumbria)

Postgraduate Certificate in Management Studies (Northumbria)

MSc Business Information Technology (Northumbria)

NLP Practitioner (Neuro Linguistic Programming)

CIM Certificate (Chartered Institute of Marketing)