Chief Operating Officer

University of Reading - University of Reading Malaysia

The University of Reading is one of the world’s top Universities. It is a global institution that enjoys a world-class reputation for teaching, research and enterprise. The University has welcomed international students to campuses in the UK for many years, but has recently opened a landmark campus at EduCity in Iskandar, Johor.  Formally opened in 2015, the campus provides a strong base from which to grow world-class provision across the ASEAN region.

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 confirmed the University of Reading's place as a world-leading research-intensive university with 98% of our research internationally recognised. Reading is renowned for its exciting and innovative research-led teaching, a friendly and supportive environment and an excellent graduate employability record, we are proud to offer a world-class student experience.  The University has an entrepreneurial and ambitious outlook, with the capacity to invest substantially in all aspects of its academic activity.

The University seeks to appoint an experienced Chief Operating Officer for its Malaysia campus, to support the continued success and growth or our operation in Malaysia.  The Chief Operating Officer will work closely with the Provost of the University of Reading Malaysia and will lead all non-academic operations and teams.  This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the future success of the Malaysia campus, which is at the forefront of University of Reading’s international expansion.

Candidates will be professionally qualified and will bring significant leadership experience gained in a university, with a background in student services. They will have a strong commercial and business focus, and be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the challenges facing higher education in the UK and internationally. A highly process-oriented mind-set, coupled with the ability and credibility to establish strong and collaborative working relationships with colleagues across the wider University, will be crucial for success in this position.

Please quote the relevant reference number. The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.

A briefing document can be found at 

The closing date for applications is Monday 24th October 2016

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