Chief Operating Officer

London (GB)
Competitive Salary
16 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Chief Operating Officer
Docklands Campus
Salary: Competitive Salary
Closing Date: Friday 30 November 2018

Following the appointment of Vice-Chancellor & President, Professor Amanda Broderick, the university has committed to a mission to advance Industry 4.0 careers and lives, where we expand mental wealth, create careers, build business and connect communities in East London and beyond through our global gateway. A transformational strategic route-map will be launched in early 2019 plotting our course to become the pioneering Careers-led University for a changing world, where the future of learning and work is advanced today and Potential is realised wherever and whenever it is found.  

A newly established role, the Chief Operating Officer is responsible for the leadership, development and effective delivery of all student-facing professional services across the University and is accountable for business process re-engineering of the student journey transforming enrolment; progression & continuation monitoring, intervention & administration; the student pastoral experience; student records; employability preparedness and health & well-being to deliver Vision 2028.

The successful candidate will bring student-facing teams together to create a cohesive, cross-functional group to transform our services and provide a seamless outstanding applicant-student-graduate experience. Working closely with all members of the University Executive Board and particularly with the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education & Experience), the role holder will support and advise the Vice-Chancellor & President in respect of higher education policy, academic registry best practice, and relevant regulatory matters.

The University of East London is seeking a proven leader with a demonstrable track record of achieving positive sustainable transformations within a higher education context. You will have experience of delivering complex operational management across multifaceted professional services functions. Importantly, you will be committed to delivering an excellent student experience. The successful applicant will have an inclusive, determined and inspirational approach to leadership, encouraging ideas, initiative and innovation in others whilst establishing a cost-effective and high performance culture based on continuous improvement.

Candidates should provide the following additional information to support their on-line application:

  1. CV
  2. Personal statement giving the reason why you are applying for this role and how you believe your skills and experience make you a suitable candidate.

Further details:  Job Description & Person Specification

CVs without a completed application form will not be accepted

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