Current opportunities

Member of Council and Chair of Audit and Risk Committee

Location: Birmingham.

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.

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Chief Digital Officer

Location: Derby

The University of Derby is a modern, innovative education provider that achieved its University status in 1992. The Chief Digital Officer is a brand-new position in our organisation, with responsibility for a newly formed Digital Services & Solutions department. This role sits on the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive, providing strategic leadership for all things digital but also informing the broader strategic direction of the institution

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Chief Executive

Location: Leeds

We are seeking our next Chief Executive to join us at this crucial stage of our development to bring the team together in reviewing and delivering a new strategic plan whilst also embedding new agile ways of working, representation and service delivery, building on the experiences and opportunities of the past year.  A key focus will also be on enhancing the identity and purpose of the Students’ Union and ways to demonstrate impact and value. 

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Director of Strategic Projects & Change

Location: Brighton

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Director of Strategic Projects and Change within the new professional services team, Sussex Projects. This is a newly created role with day-to-day accountability to lead and embed Sussex Projects into Professional Services and support the delivery of the Sussex 2025 Strategic Framework.

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Dean of Education and Social Sciences

Location: Paisley

Reporting to the Provost & Deputy Principal, our Dean of School of Education & Social Sciences is a senior member of staff who will lead and manage the School’s strategic objectives. The Dean has key responsibility for providing strategic, operational and academic leadership to the School and maintaining and developing the School’s reputation in teaching, research, knowledge transfer, scholarship and financial performance.

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Assistant Director, Reward and Recruitment

Location: Manchester

As our new Assistant Director for Reward and Recruitment, you will provide specialist, technical advice to senior colleagues and will lead and develop the specialist teams for Reward, Pensions and Senior Hires Recruitment. You will also have responsibility for managing a strategic programme of projects to modernise the University’s recruitment practices and reward and benefits offer, that will support the attraction and retention of talent and the University’s commitment to fair pay.

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Assistant Director, People and OD

Location: Manchester

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.

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Head of School – Economics, Finance and Law

Location: Cambridge, Chelmsford

Reporting to the PVC and Dean of Faculty, the Head of School will hold strategic responsibility for the leadership of the School, working collaboratively as a member of the Faculty Leadership Team to steer an integrated approach to the development and delivery of the School’s vision and strategy. The Faculty of Business and Law is a destination of choice for those determined to help build a better, smarter and more equal society.

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