I am a professor of physics and just moved to the UK with my wife, who is British. I anticipate that it will take a year or so to find a faculty position matching my field of expertise. To avoid being idle during this period, I would like to apply for any possible job to be in academia.
As I checked, many administrative jobs are available in the UK universities, and the process seems quick (the interviews are normally scheduled for 2 weeks after the deadline).
Since I have worked as a department head for years with many industry collaborations, I thought I might have a chance at administrative jobs like director of small units such as enterprise, partnership, academic excellence, etc.
I understand that people with the same line of experience are rationally preferred, but I wonder if there are specific administrative jobs for which faculty experience is an advantage and the committee will be happy to consider such applications.