Chief Operating Officer


Ravensbourne is an innovative, industry-facing higher education institution focused on digital media and design.  It offers courses at pre-degree, undergraduate and post-graduate level to a community of approximately 2,400 students. Driven by industry standards and supported by the latest high-performance technology, Ravensbourne has a strong track record in graduate employability and business creation.

Ravensbourne is looking to appoint a new Chief Operating Officer. The appointee will be responsible for managing and continuously improving the performance of organisational operations in a context of increasing ambition, technological change and evolving income models. We would also expect the COO to work closely with the Director and the Board in developing and delivering the future strategy of the institution.  

The ideal candidate will bring significant management and leadership experience at a senior level and a track record of managing rigorously excellent operational performance and of building relationships across different stakeholders. Experience of transforming the culture of professional services to ensure customer-orientation as part of a wider ambitious organisational strategy will be essential. Ideal candidates will be technology savvy, in line with Ravensbourne’s distinctive culture. 

For further information about the position (including full person specifications), click the apply link below. Alternatively, contact Ilona Maglia, Valentina Serra or Ben Tucker at Minerva on

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 31 January 2018.

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