Head of Operational Innovation

Apr 16, 2021
End of advertisement period
Apr 20, 2021
University College Dublin
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Our mission is to contribute to the improvement of society through transformational educational experiences. With 1000s of learners each year, 6 flagship programmes and a major strategic collaboration between UCD, TU Dublin and seven enterprise sectors (Convene), the UCD Innovation Academy (IA) seeks to recruit a Head of Operational Innovation for its ambitious four-year growth plan.

Reporting to the Director of the IA, the appointed 'Head of Operational Innovation' will play a key part in the next phase of the Innovation Academy's development by leading a culture of operational innovation, service excellence and programme innovation for this experimental and agile unit within the larger framework of the University. Managing and inspiring a team of nine, you will be responsible for the operations strategy including processes, resources, business development, HR, communications, marketing, information management and innovative technological integration. As Head of Operational Innovation, you will ensure the provision of pioneering services to our learners, financial sustainability as well as the branding of IA's programmes to internal and external stakeholders.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:
UCD is committed to creating an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated, and everyone is afforded equality of opportunity. To that end the university adheres to a range of equality, diversity and inclusion policies. We encourage applicants to consult those policies here . We welcome applications from everyone, including those who identify with any of the protected characteristics that are set out in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.

95 Senior Administrative Officer (2013) Salary Scale: €77,058 - €107,732 per annum
Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 20th April 2021.

Please note that it is planned that interviews will be held remotely during the week of 4th May.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Hours of work: 37