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Non-Executive Director Corporate Services -The University of Sheffield

Location: Sheffield
Date Posted: 02/12/2019
Closing Date: 13/01/2020


Ranked 13th in the UK and 75th in the world by the QS World University Rankings, we are home to a truly global and diverse community of over 29,000 students and the only University listed in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For.

Our Professional Services team play a vital role in supporting our exciting academic mission and you can therefore play an essential part in our future when you join us as Executive Director of Corporate Services. As a member of the University Executive Board, you will oversee the coordination of eight key professional service departments, inspiring a culture of innovation and continuous improvement across a newly created portfolio. Working closely with academic colleagues and the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, you will play a critical role in helping shape the future of our institution. Leading a transformative approach to service improvement and major project delivery during an unprecedented period of change for the higher education sector.

With a significant track record of leading change in a large or complex organisation, you will possess the intellectual capacity, emotional intelligence and influencing skills to engage effectively with a broad range of diverse audiences. A relevant management qualification, underpinned by sustained experience of delivering success in one (and ideally more) of the service areas covered by this post, will be essential; as will a good understanding of the challenges faced by the Higher Education sector (or the ability to quickly develop such an understanding). Above all, a commitment to the mission, values and ethos of the University, and the communities it serves, will be vital.

This is your chance to make a far-reaching impact on the continuing success of the University and enhance the life outcomes of our students.

Closing date: 5pm Monday 13th January 2020

The University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from a diverse range of applicants. All applicants will be considered entirely on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.

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