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Head of Operations and Strategic Planning

University of Essex - Essex Business School

Location: Colchester
Salary: £54,949 to £61,823 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th December 2022
Closes: 9th January 2023
Job Ref: REQ06816
 

Essex Business School (EBS) are champions of responsible management and sustainable business. We use creativity and innovation to drive organisations forward and make them better places to do business. EBS is the largest academic department at the University of Essex and is located on both Colchester and Southend campuses.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the School during an exciting time of growth.

Duties of the Role

The Head of Operations and Strategic Planning (HOSP) works in strategic partnership with the Dean of EBS and the Faculty Manager for Social Sciences, and is responsible for the leadership and delivery of Professional Services activities within the School. This includes providing leadership and management of professional services functions, high-level management and strategic advice to the EBS Dean, and financial and human resources management.  You will act as the key interface between the School, the Faculty Manager, and the University’s professional services more broadly. The role is incredibly varied and no one day looks the same – which makes it particularly rewarding.

A full list of duties and responsibilities can be found within the attached job pack.

About you

To be successful, you will possess outstanding leadership skills and vision. You will possess a creative and innovative approach, and have an excellent understanding of the major Higher Education policy issues and their implications for the University. You will have a strong track record of success in a senior leadership and management role within a complex organisation, and be experienced in successfully developing and implementing ambitious strategic and development plans. You will be an excellent communicator who enjoys a challenge and strives for success, and have the ability to build effective teams and develop strong working relationships with academic and professional services colleagues.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity 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, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the 'Apply' button 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 email resourcing@essex.ac.uk

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