Head of Professional Development and Outreach

UCL Qatar

UCL Qatar is an academic centre located in the Qatar Foundation’s Education City, Doha, Qatar. It delivers 2 Master level degrees and a doctoral programme with a cultural heritage focus. The courses prepare students for a wide range of professional employment in Qatar, the region and internationally.

The Head of Professional Development and Outreach is a key middle management appointment in UCL Qatar. In this post, you will support the UCL Operations Director’s delivery of agreed business objectives and outcomes through direct responsibility for the strategic planning and delivery of UCL Qatar’s consultancy and Professional Development programme, and the organisation’s community outreach activity.

For the Professional Development component, responsibilities will include: identifying consultancy opportunities for training and professional development of cultural heritage professionals, specifically but not exclusively in the fields of museology and library & information studies; maintaining existing networks and actively developing new opportunities for the academic education of cultural heritage professionals in Qatar and the wider Gulf region; successfully negotiating contracts, monitoring content, and ensuring delivery of agreed education programmes, managing business performance and sustainability of the activity to UCL and agreed contractual standards.

Focused on operational delivery, you will be responsible for: the achieving effective collaboration with academic colleagues across UCL Qatar, the work of a dedicated position supporting the role, an operational budget and the delivery of contracted consultants, as appropriate.

It is anticipated the post will be required until October 2020. Previous applicants need not to apply.

You will have a master degree or equivalent qualification in archaeology, art, heritage or conservation, and a degree in education or qualification in adult learning. Membership of an appropriate professional body will be an advantage. You will also have experience of working in the museum/heritage/libraries/archaeology sector and in the education sector, with substantial experience of assessing, designing, developing, and delivering short courses for adults as well as staff management experience (including staff recruitment, performance management, and staff development).

Possessing an excellent command of English, both spoken and written, you will have developed relationship management skills with the ability to negotiate and define contractual agreements. This will be enabled by an enterprising attitude and skills set, and the ability to create business cases quickly and accurately achieved by deploying outstanding organisational skills and ability to work to exacting deadlines.

You will display strong self-motivation and a hands-on approach, an ability to identify and seize business opportunities and mitigating risks, and lead, motivate, and develop a high performing team. Excellent communication skills, diplomacy and tact, will be blended with a developed sensitivity to cultural difference.

To apply for the vacancy please e-mail the completed application form attached to the advert at the bottom of this page to jobapplications.qatar@ucl.ac.uk.

Please note that incomplete application forms will not be considered. UCL Qatar does not accept applications via CV.

UCL Qatar prefers application in Microsoft Word format.

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please contact Dr Sam Evans, Director UCL Qatar (sam.evans@ucl.ac.uk).

Closes: 31 January 2018, 5pm GMT.

Interview Date: Week commencing 26 February 2018.

Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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