Director of College Operations

University of Exeter - College of Social Sciences and International Studies

This full time post is available from 1st March 2018 on a permanent basis.

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. The University of Exeter has over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and has been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Fifty percent of our organisation is made up of Professional Services support staff that partner closely with the academic colleges to ensure we achieve our strategy and vision.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to provide professional services leadership to the College of Social Sciences and International Studies in the role of Director of College Operations. You will be joining an energetic and innovative academic leadership team with the opportunity to help shape the future of the College. The College has ambitious plans to strengthen its research power, international profile and to continue to provide an excellent student experience across all its programmes.

To underpin these plans the College of Social Sciences and International Studies requires the very best professional services leadership and therefore successful applicants will need;

-  Excellent planning and project management skills

-  Exemplary relationship/ stakeholder skills, working closely with professional services and  academic colleagues as well as external partners

-  The ability to work creatively with other professional teams on infrastructure solutions,

-  Commercial management skills to ensure the College has a strong financial footing.

The Director of College Operations is a member of the University's senior professional services team and will have the opportunity to lead and contribute to institution-wide initiatives.

The full range of necessary skills and experience can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification document.

For further information, please contact Linda Peka, (01392 72 5221).

Interviews will take place on our Streatham Campus on Monday 19th February 2018

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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