DURHAM UNIVERSITY

Head of College

Location
Durham, United Kingdom
Posted
18 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
22 Mar 2019
Ref
017418
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Pvc Colleges & Student Experience Office

Academic
Grade 10

Durham University is working in partnership with Odgers Berndtson to recruit to the role of Heads of College.

Durham University is a world top 100, research intensive University, which prides itself on providing an education and a wider student experience that is on par with the very best institutions worldwide. Durham is also a proudly collegiate university, with 16 colleges located across Durham City, a new 17th college due to open in 2020 and others to follow up to 2027. Our residential college communities make Durham a highly distinctive place to study and engage in the wider student experience. We are looking to appoint five Heads of College for the start of the academic year 2019-20, for a mixture of our existing colleges and new 17th college.

Our University Strategy sets out a bold vision over ten years that builds on our reputation for excellence in education, research and the wider student experience. Our colleges, alongside the Students’ Union and Experience Durham, are an important part of what makes us different and are critical to driving the University’s ambitious strategy to deliver a student experience as good as any in the world – an experience in which students’ individual personal development is accelerated by being challenged to participate to the fullest in the extraordinary range and number of opportunities available within the colleges and beyond.

Crucial to each college’s success is the person appointed to lead, champion, fundraise for and manage a community of passionate, engaged and activated students, staff and alumni who feel loyalty to their college and to the University. Accountable to the PVC Colleges & Student Experience, Heads of College are responsible (together with the University’s Well-Being Directorate) for the well-being and development of students and staff in the college; for driving the college’s distinctive combination of opportunities for challenge and personal development; for the college’s sound operation and financial health, and for devising and agreeing strategic plans aligned to the delivery of the University’s overall mission and aims. They will be inspirational and caring leaders who will have a strong personal commitment to Durham’s collegiate values and student welfare. Successful candidates will be world leading academics at Associate or Professorial level, or alternatively, leaders from areas aligned to our wider student experience, such as sport, drama, music, volunteering, fundraising and the wider charitable sector.

We welcome applications from a diverse pool of leaders from all walks of life.

Applications should be submitted to Odgers Berndtson; applications submitted via this portal will not be considered.

For further information on the role including a full role description and how to apply, please click here.

The closing date for applications is Friday 22 March 2019 at 1700.

Closes midday on : 22-Mar-2019