Associate Director for Student Services


7th October 2020

Closing Date

10th November 2020


£60,493 - £71,492



Interviews Scheduled

Wednesday 25th and Friday 27th of November

Based across two campuses, Leeds Beckett is a modern, inclusive, professional university with ambition. Based in the vibrant city of Leeds, our vision is to be acknowledged for our commitment to student success, innovation and enterprise, global reach, and strong local impact.  As one of the largest employers in the city, our mission is to be an excellent, accessible and globally engaged university, contributing positively to a thriving northern economy. With a 190-year history of education and high levels of student satisfaction we are proud of our history and excited about our future.

We are embarking on aligning together the two professional services, Student Services and Libraries & Learning Innovation, and we are now seeking a dynamic Associate Director of Student Services to join our team, and work with the wider service leadership team to create a vision and shape for the newly aligned functions that will build on current strengths, and deliver to the needs of our diverse student community.

You will provide effective leadership to our team of professionals in student services, and through a demonstrable commitment to partnership working will effectively engage colleagues in Schools and the Students’ Union to develop a joined up approach to student progression, support and wellbeing. Informed by national policy and sector best practice, you will also provide expert advice in student services development and delivery to the Director and University senior leaders.

To apply you must be a strong communicator with substantial senior level experience of developing strategic plans and leading teams in the delivery of student services.  You will have experience of driving forward positive change, and of developing institutional level policies and aligning service plans to national frameworks and regulation. Knowledge of current developments and strategies in the delivery of student services is essential, with expertise in student mental health being of distinct advantage.  Most importantly, you must be committed to delivering an excellent and inclusive student experience and passionate about the importance of providing professional, flexible and impactful student support services.

This is an exciting time to be joining the team and a fantastic opportunity to have an immensely positive impact on the student experience at Leeds Beckett.

We welcome applications from all individuals and particularly from black, asian and minority ethnic candidates as members of these groups are currently under-represented at this level of post.  All appointments will be based on merit.

To find out more or to have an informal discussion please contact Emma Wilkins at Dixon Walter at or on 07741 875289.



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How to apply

Applications should be made via email to by 5 pm on Tuesday, 10th November 2020 and must include on separate documents:

  • a letter of application setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match the person specification
  • a comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV)
  • details of three referees, your current remuneration and notice period (Referees will not be contacted without your permission)
  • a completed Equal Opportunities form (located above under the Organisation Logo on the Right hand side of the page)

Final interviews will take place Wednesday 25th and Friday 27th November 2020.

Following receipt of your application, you will receive an acknowledgment from Dixon Walter. Within this response, you will be required to provide consent under the new General Data Protection Regulation. If you fail to provide this consent your application will not be processed further.




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