Programme Director

University College London - UCL Vice-Provost (International) - Global Engagement Office

UCL is one of the world's top universities ranking first in the UK for research strength in the 2014 research excellence framework. Based in the heart of London, it is a modern, outward-looking institution with over 38,000 students and partnerships in five continents. This is an exciting time to be part of UCL’s Global Engagement Office. Under the leadership of the Vice Provost (International) Dr Dame Nicola Brewer, the Office is at the heart of delivering the University’s Global Engagement Strategy (GES). The GES sets out a vision for UCL with the GEO at its core to increase the University’s global impact, with ambitious targets up until 2020. There is now an opportunity to be part of a high-profile, experienced, and dynamic team which will implement, deliver, and inform this bold and distinctive strategy. The Programme Director will establish, for UCL, a new and sustainable multi-year and multi-location programme of international academic public events, partnerships, and communications, showcasing UCL’s academic excellence and strengthening global academic relationships. The programme’s component projects will each take place over several months in subsequent academic years, in major global cities, initially in Europe. The post holder will lead, implement, and report on the programme to the Vice Provost International (as Senior Responsible Officer, SRO). The post holder will be responsible for the overall success of the programme, including ensuring that all the component projects within it meet agreed time, cost, and quality measures. Critical to success in this role will be establishing constructive working relationships with the academic leads for each component project.

This role is likely to appeal to an experienced, creative, and strategic senior manager who sees the bigger picture and enjoys translating strategic ideas into operational realities. The successful post-holder will be a talented relationship-builder and team leader, who enjoys change and is comfortable with uncertainty.

Further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria can be found within the job description and person specification accessible.

UCL vacancy reference: 1676328

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact This role does not meet the eligibility requirements for a tier 2 certificate of sponsorship under UK Visa and Immigration legislation. Therefore UCL will not be able to sponsor individuals who require right to work in the UK to carry out this role.

Closing Date: 29 October 2017.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: 15 November.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

This position does not meet the resident labour market test under UK Visas and Immigration rules and therefore UCL would be unable to obtain the right to work for non-EEA nationals whose employment would require a Tier 2 visa.

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