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Chief Operating Officer

Edge Hill University

Location: Ormskirk
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 28th November 2023
Closes: 12th January 2024
Job Ref: 14937
 

Edge Hill University has been providing higher education since 1885 and has always embraced equality and diversity. Our mission is to explore the difference knowledge can make in inspiring minds and shaping a better future for our graduates and the lives of others. We provide an innovative, high quality and inclusive learning experience underpinned by a commitment to the advancement, dissemination and application of knowledge. As a learning-led University, we are dedicated to developing students as skilled autonomous learners in challenging and supportive environments. We are proud of our achievements. We were Educate’s University of the Year in 2020/21, and in 2022 The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 named us Modern University of the Year. We have risen further in national league tables than any other higher education provider.

We are committed to providing an outstanding environment to our staff and students and have invested over £350 million on our campus over the past fifteen years and are in the process of constructing new STEM facilities, a new Students’ Union, 250 new en-suite rooms and a central campus square, all for September 2024.

We are now seeking to appoint an exceptional individual with the drive, enthusiasm and vision as Chief Operating Officer. Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor and a key member of the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive Group, you will play a critical role in supporting the University’s strategic development and delivery of operational plans and objectives. You will lead a broad portfolio that includes Finance, Facilities Management, IT and Digital Services, Strategic Planning, Human Resources and Capital Developments. The overall emphasis will be on driving quality, efficiency and efficacy across all operations and services, supporting growth and innovation.

This is a critically important role, and we are looking for an experienced senior professional with a track record in a large and complex organization and the capacity to work effectively across a full operational portfolio and alongside an outstanding team of colleagues. You will have proven ability to provide commercial insight, drive financial and operating performance, and deliver an appropriate long-term strategy to achieve best overall value and financial sustainability for the University.  You will be a positive role model, able to demonstrate a commitment to improving our working culture and helping to build a positive and enabling environment for all.

For further information on the role, including details of how to apply, please download the Candidate Information Pack under Supporting Documents below:

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