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Interim Portfolio Development

University of East London

Full Time, Fixed Term Contract (6 months)

University of East London

We are the University of East London (UEL) founded in 1898 and proud to change lives through education. Our goal is to advance industry 5.0 careers-first education and provide a clear path to the jobs and opportunities of the future. We are committed to driving diversity in the 5.0 talent pipeline, working in partnership to promote talent wherever it is found and crafting a balanced, inclusive, and green future.

About the Job 

This post is a new opportunity to help support several academic portfolio areas to realise their full potential by bringing expert talent to support the University through a period of transformation. This post will help formulate and implement an academic strategic approach for these portfolios that is aligned with the University’s Strategy.  As part of this the post will engage with the key stakeholders to help develop this new academic strategic approach and will need to build and maintain relationships with the stakeholders to ensure their full engagement with the process.

You will be an Academic transformation specialist, inspiring them to deliver high performance whilst truly valuing the diversity they bring.

Some of the key deliverables of the role include:

  • Design, develop, deliver, and embed an academic change strategy for several academic portfolio areas, ensuring connection to the University’s business strategy and Vision 2028
  • Bring thought leadership, knowledge, experience, and innovation in all areas of strategic planning

About You

You will be a passionate professional who’s been the lead on similar academic cross University projects. You will be used to dealing with different audiences and being proactive in your engagement and how you collaborate. Navigating the University through challenges that they may face as an HEI provider, to best support the Vision 2028 overarching objectives.

Benefits Package

Here are UEL we understand it is about more than just a salary. It is about the entire package on offer along with our outstanding work environment and inclusive culture. We know the market rates for this vacancy and will offer a genuinely competitive salary DOE.

We care deeply about your wellbeing and our benefits includes: 31.08% to 35.38% pension (7.4% to 11.7% from you, 23.68% from us), 30 days holiday (3 additional days over Christmas) plus bank holidays and we are always open to consider flexible working arrangements. We have a discretionary and non-contractual shared success bonus scheme with a value of up to £5,000 in the 23/24 academic year, subsidised gym membership, three times base salary life assurance, a cashback healthcare scheme and wide variety of other generous benefits including discounts on: Apple and Samsung products, holidays, clothing, fitness, lifestyle, dining out and weekly shopping.

Equal Opportunities

UEL is an inclusive equal opportunities employer and are proud of our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity achievements, including: zero gender pay gap, members of Stonewall and have won Athena Swan awards. We expect all employees of UEL to accept our EDI policy and will not tolerate discrimination in any form.

We are a disability confident employer and value all applications. Please let us know if you require any reasonable accommodations throughout the recruitment process.

How to Apply

UEL has appointed SearchHigher as their recruitment partner for this campaign. Please apply above on the SearchHigher website by submitting a CV & Cover Letter in Word Document format. Confidential conversations about the position can be arranged by contacting Kaye Powell via email kaye.powell@searchhigher.com

Location: London, Hybrid
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 26th February 2024
Closes: 11th March 2024
Job Ref: 920499
 
   
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