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Roslyn Cumming

Position: School Manager
Email Address: R.Cumming@sheffield.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 6758


I joined the School of Law at Sheffield in 2015, moving from a project management role relating to staff training and development at the University of Leeds. My career history is varied, enabling me to draw on a wide range of experience in managing people, teams and projects.

After graduating with a 1st in English from the University of Leeds, I worked in advertising agencies in Birmingham and London, on brands ranging from Nissan and French Connection to the Big Issue. I then moved into the public sector, managing a £12m digital cinema initiative for the UK Film Council in London, whilst completing my Graduate Diploma in Marketing with the Chartered Institute of Marketing. In my next role I travelled the country working with Sector Skills Councils supporting
development of vocational qualifications strategies. Prior to moving into Higher Education, I ran a division of a national road safety charity, Brake, for five years, a varied role not dissimilar to that of School Manager here in the School of Law, albeit in a very different environment.

Main Role/Responsibilities

  • Management of School of Law's Professional Services team
  • Departmental financial planning and strategic planning
  • Strategic oversight and management of School's marketing strategy, student recruitment and admissions
  • Management of building usage and facilities
  • Staff recruitment and induction
  • Staff development (including implementation of SRDS and preparation of cases for promotion)
  • Member of the School of Law’s Executive Team
  • Liaison with Faculty and central university teams

Working Hours

Monday – Wednesday: 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 14:00
Friday: 09:30 - 13:30