School of History, Classics & Archaeology

About our staff

Ms Anna Gibbons

Director of Professional Services

  • Tel: +44 (0)131 650 3787
  • Email:
  • Room 2M.28, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place

Job Description

Working alongside the Head of School; responsible for financial planning, resource management, estates project liaison and the management of the School’s support and operational services.  Provision of strategic, policy and professional advice and support to the Head of School and School Management Committee, contributing to the longer-term strategic and operational planning for the School.

Key Duties

  • Responsible for the overall management and leadership of support staff in the School; determining staffing levels, ensuring that support staff are appropriately organised and managed.

  • On behalf of the Head of School, production of financial strategy and financial forecasts; definition and management of core School budgets.

  • Play a leading role in the construction, implementation and monitoring of School strategic plans.

  • Manage change processes within the School.

  • Oversight of all HR administration processes and procedures; including recruitment, appraisal, promotion and disciplinary processes. Responsible, in consultation with College HR, for compliance with HR policies within the School.

  • Develop and manage implementation of estate strategies and policies for the School.

  • Ensure School compliance with University and College policy, including awarenes of appropriate external legislation and ethical procedures.  Definition of local policy where necessary.

Committee memberships

  • School Management Committee
  • UG & PG Studies Committees
  • Student Recruitment & Marketing Committee
  • Equality & Diversity Committee