Associate Director, Business, Strategy and Operations

University of Essex - UK Data Archive

The Department

The UK Data Archive UKDA is an internationally acknowledged centre of expertise in acquiring, curating and providing access to social science and humanities data.

We are seeking a dynamic and forward-looking individual to oversee the UKDA strategic, business and operational activities. This Associate Director position offers a great opportunity to provide both leadership and strategic management for the department’s Resources and Management Services RMS Section.

Duties of the Role

You will be responsible for the development and delivery of the RMS functions of the UK Data Archive that includes financial, project and human resources planning. Working alongside a team of Associate Directors, you will provide high-level support to the UK Data Archive’s Director in the strategic delivery of data and research–related services.

Duties will include leading the UKDA’s resource management function and support the planning, development and implementation of policy decisions, business and organisational development, strategic planning and resource including human resource management.

Skills and qualifications

As a senior member of the UKDA, you must be able to demonstrate a record of success in a relevant senior leadership and management role. You will also need experience in strategic planning, financial forecasting, human resources and external project planning. Excellent communication skills are essential to communicate organisational vison and effectiveness to many audiences, including UK Data Archive staff, the rest of the University and external, influential stakeholders.  A higher degree or relevant professional qualification or equivalent relevant experience is also essential.

This is a full-time permanent position. The UK Data Archive is ISO 27001 certified for Information Security Management.

We particularly welcome applications from those from an ethnic minority as they are under-represented in the UK Data Archive.

For an informal conversation about this post with the Director, Matthew Woollard, please call 01206 873990 to arrange a convenient time.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the ‘Apply’ button below to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

Our website http://www.essex.ac.uk contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please telephone 01206 874693 / 873521.

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