Head of Commercial Operations
Salary: Circa £45k plus OTE
Contract Type: Full-time, permanent
Closing Date: 18-11-2019 12 Midday
Based in the heart of the UK’s biggest regional city, University College Birmingham (UCB) is highly respected by employers and industry for providing career-focused education and training.
UCB specialises in vocational courses in both the Higher Education and Further Education sectors with a growing portfolio of Apprenticeships. Our reputation for excellence means the University is a popular choice for international students, who join us from more than 60 countries.
We are committed to providing the best facilities for all our students and are investing £100 million on a comprehensive package of improvements that will secure our reputation for excellence.
In this newly created role, UCB is seeking to appoint a commercially-focussed Head of Commercial Operations to deliver a wide range of client-focussed services across the University. This is an exciting opportunity to shape, consult, advise and lead on the transformation of the University’s commercial operations, developing innovative commercial partnerships and bespoke business packages. This role will operate at management level to create an integrated approach to commercial activity across the University.
Of particular significance for this role is leadership in ensuring that maximum income is generated from the University’s residential accommodation and teaching facilities; conference business and events are successfully marketed and delivered ensuring an exceptional client focus; and catering/domestic outlets provide a high quality, value-for-money offer. You will develop extensive contacts with local and regional businesses and those further afield.
The post-holder will be highly organised and have the ability to multi-task and prioritise a busy workload effectively. The position required a degree of flexibility towards working hours, including some evening and weekend work.
A proven track record in the commercial/private sector with a hospitality, retail, events management or an associated sector background is essential. You will be a results-orientated, target driven, highly collaborative individual with the ability to influence in business and with colleagues across the University.
Staff benefits include 38 days’ paid leave per year, excellent staff development opportunities, pension scheme and a private healthcare policy.
Closing date: Monday 18 November 2019 at noon
Interview date(s): TBC