Since we keep our ear to the ground, we can keep candidates abreast of opportunities emerging due to market changes, new roles and national policy.
Below highlights our current advertised vacancies for senior appointments across the HE sector. We handle permanent, temporary and interim vacancies for senior Academic, Professional Services and Students’ Union appointments nationally.
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Executive Researcher, Dixon Walter
Location: Home-based with travel to regional offices
Here at Dixon Walter we’re always looking to hear from motivated and driven individuals with a passion for success. We don’t have a particular mould to fill, we prefer to take on like-minded, hard-working, ambitious, fun-loving people who roll up their sleeves and get stuck in!
Deputy Faculty Pro Vice Chancellor – Research and Knowledge Exchange
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Reporting to the Faculty PVC, our Deputy Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor – Research and Knowledge Exchange, will be a member of the Faculty of Engineering and Environment Executive and will contribute to the achievement of the University’s Vision, Strategy and supporting plans.
Director of HR & OD
Reporting to the Chief People Officer, the Director of HR & OD will manage the HROD function on a day-to-day basis leading a team of approximately 60 staff. You will be naturally collaborative, with a background in leading HROD services in a large, complex, unionised organisation, significant experience of leading through periods of change, and the vision, passion, creativity and determination to make a difference.
Director of Research and Innovation, Faculty of Health and Public Health Institute
Reporting to the Pro-Vice Chancellor – Faculty of Health, the Director of Research and Innovation will deliver excellence in research and innovation, provide strong leadership, and take a key role in the Faculty management team working collaboratively to ensure the delivery of the strategic aims and objectives. The postholder will also provide strategic and operational leadership of the Public Health Institute working in partnership with the city’s major health research and public organisations.
Director of Marketing, Communications and Recruitment
Location: Cambridge, Chelmsford
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, and as a member of the University Executive Team, the Director of Marketing, Communications and Recruitment will drive forward our ambitions through the leadership of the Marketing Service, which covers Marketing, Communications, Student Recruitment and Admissions.
Head of Department – Architecture & Built Environment
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Reporting to the Faculty PVC as a key member of the leadership team, the Head of Department – Architecture & Built Environment will have a clear remit to provide strategic leadership and management of the Department with oversight of the academic portfolio and product/ programme development, learning and teaching, research and enterprise, and employer engagement.
Head of HR Business Partnering
People are undoubtedly the most important asset of the University and our HR team is pivotal in ensuring that we attract, recruit, develop, reward and retain the very best talent from across the world into our University community.
Head of Student Experience
The Head of Student Experience is a new role for the RCA so presents an exciting opportunity to shape the delivery of student support services and approaches to student engagement to ensure the provision of a distinctive student experience. The role is central in delivering the strategy, policy and processes that underpin the RCA’s student life experience.
Chief Operating Officer
Norwich University of the Arts is one of the great British art schools: a specialist creative arts institution that can draw on 175 years of history whilst focusing on the future role of creativity in addressing contemporary global challenges and opportunities.
Course Director Pro Bono and Employability – Leeds Law School
Leeds Law School is seeking a Course Director to hold overall responsibility for the management and performance of all of their Pro Bono and Employability portfolio, modules and activities across the whole of the School. The successful candidate will hold appropriate legal qualifications and will also be able to demonstrate a significant track record of course direction, organisation and management.
Executive Director of People
This is a new post, and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team you will take shared responsibility for the leadership and strategic direction of the University, as well as developing and driving the People Strategy. You will build capacity and capability amongst all staff, drive confidence, ambition and pride across our institution, and promote wellbeing and inclusion.
Regius Professor of Pharmacy
Aston Pharmacy School is recognised as one of the UK’s outstanding pharmacy schools and, in 2016, became the first and only School of Pharmacy to be awarded a Regius Professorship. Following the retirement of the inaugural Regius Professor, the School is looking to recruit a successor.
Associate Director of Academic Library Services and Keeper of Collections
We are seeking an agile and innovative Associate Director Academic Library Services and Keeper of Collections. This key position in the Bodleian Libraries, reporting to, and deputising for the Bodley’s Librarian, will be a key member of the Libraries’ Executive Team and Round Table.
Head of Finance & Operations – Edinburgh Innovations
The Head of Finance & Operations, who will report to the CEO, will be responsible for ensuring that Edinburgh Innovations complies fully with its statutory duties in the areas of financial record keeping, financial management, payroll, and taxation. Also to assist in the development and implementation of rolling financial forecasts in collaboration with the EI Leadership Team as part of a finance strategy that is aligned with the company’s overall strategy.
Member of Council and Chair of Audit and Risk Committee
As leader of the Audit and Risk Committee you will also be charged with delivering an annual report expressing the Committee’s opinion on the adequacy of such systems and control. More generally as a council member you will be expected to act both as a critical friend to and ambassador for the University whilst maintaining the very highest standards expected of all non-executive members and reflecting the University’s values.
Head of Transformation, Department of Oncology
The Department of Oncology at the University of Oxford is seeking a new Head of Transformation. Reporting to the Head of Department, this role will be a full member of the Oncology Executive Committee (OEC) and will be instrumental in developing and delivering a devolved leadership model whilst ensuring the ambitions of the Scientific Strategy 2020-2025 are met.
Assistant Director, People and OD
As Assistant Director for People and OD you will provide high level expert advice to senior colleagues whilst also leading the specialist teams for People Development, Employee Engagement, Management Information, Equality and Diversity and the University Teaching Academy. You will oversee the successful delivery of discrete projects and workstreams focussed around organisational performance, capability and culture as well as leading and co-ordinating the University’s wellbeing offer.