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TOP level management and support jobs are the latest target of an Aberystwyth University savings plan which has left up to 100 jobs at risk.

The Cambrian News reported “Part of the institution’s ongoing Sustainability Implementation Plan that aims to save £11.4m over the next two years, proposals to cut senior jobs went before Aberystwyth University council last week.

Under the latest job cuts plan, 17 jobs are set to be lost, including reducing the number of deputy vice-chancellor posts from four to two, saving £300,000 a year.

The six current Institutes – formed in a separate cost-cutting exercise to reduce department heads four years ago – would be replaced by three Faculties or Colleges under the plans.

The move would see a loss of five managerial posts, while 10 posts have been put under threat from a “restructuring” of Professional Services.

As previously reported in the Cambrian News, the management cuts follow several departments having staff put under threat of job losses, with some losing 30 per cent of academic staff as the institution battles to balance the books.

The overall job losses from the savings plan are likely to be around 100.

The university said the “latest proposals went to council last week and are now subject to consultation” here.

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