School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Staff Profiles

Zoe Bright

School Manager


I have worked in the Higher Education Sector for 22 years and has over 25 years managerial experience.  As School Manager I am a member of the School Executive Board and work closely with the Head of School.

Roles and Responsibilities

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

The role has overall management responsibility for approximately 23 professional support staff covering a number of functional areas across the School, our 3 Clinics, 2 Research Centres, Resource Centre and the North Leadership Centre.


Executive Masters in Business Administration (Newcastle University, 2007)

Previous Positions

Deputy School Manager, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, University of Newcastle (July 2004 – Nov 2005)

Management Information System Development Administrator, Project Implementation Team, University of Northumbria (Jan 2001 – July 2004)

Senior Administrator, Quality Enhancement Unit within the Registrar’s Department, University of Northumbria (April 2000 – Jan 2001) 

Senior Administrator, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Education, University of Northumbria (May 98 – April 2000)

Subject Division Administrator, Department of Physiotherapy, University of Northumbria (Dec 95 – May 98)

Unitisation Administrator, University of Northumbria (Dec 94 - Dec 95) 

Administration & Payroll Manager, Contract (UK) Enterprises Ltd/Speedcover Ltd (Trading as Workforce) (Jan 90 - Dec 94)

Recruitment Consultant, Bertram Task Force (Employment Agency) (May 89 - Sept 89)

Management Trainee, Morrisons Supermarkets Plc (Sept 88 - May 89)

Vice Chair of the Governing Body of Coquet Park Primary School, Local Authority Governor for North Tyneside - December 2013 to current