Head of CPD and Consultancy

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Grade 7, £51,034 - £59,135
18 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
02 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date: 02/12/2019
Salary: Salary: Grade 7, £51,034 - £59,135
Package: Excellent benefits package

Job description

Head of CPD and Consultancy -Full Time, Permanent, Grade 7

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Research and Innovation team. We are recruiting for an experienced Head of CPD and Consultancy to grow the University's Continued Professional Development (CPD) and external Consultancy income in line with the University Strategy. Based in our Merchiston campus within a beautiful, quaint and historic location, the role holder will join Research and Innovation team.

With over 19,500 students and 1,500 staff, Edinburgh Napier University is a leading, modern university with a reputation and impact that stretches far beyond our shores. We are an inclusive University with strong links to industry and are clear that it is our 'applied' focus that sets us apart. Our strategy is set around four key pillars of growing our academic reputation; delivering an excellent personalised student experience; internationalising our work; and build innovation, enterprise and citizenship.

The Role

The role holder will be responsible for the development of a University-wide strategy for the growth of CPD and consultancy opportunities and income. You will provide credible leadership across the University in the area of CPD and consultancy regarding growth strategies and initiatives to build upon current capacity. You will identify areas of strength and opportunity linked to market and sectoral demand and will create aligned networks to support the University's ambition.

In addition, you will be responsible for the generation of new business relationships and the ongoing fostering and cultivation of existing business relationships between key external business clients and stakeholders and the University. Your principal aim will be to maximise income generation from engagement with business and establish long-term partnerships.

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • Extensive demonstrable record of achievement in the delivery and negotiation of work-based learning and/or demand-led models in a Higher Education environment. 
  • Experience of participating in business engagement-related committees in an HEI context. 
  • Demonstrable record of achievement in developing KPI targets and growth plans for CPD or consultancy. 
  • Experience of analysing external intelligence to align market and sectoral demand to University strengths. 
  • Demonstrable record of achievement in building mutually beneficial learning partnerships between HEIs and employers/the business sector. 
  • Extensive knowledge of Scottish Government and SFC Policies and priorities in relation to the skills agenda.

To know more about this exciting opportunity please click here to view the role profile.

Benefits We Offer

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a minimum of 36 days annual leave (includes bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts

Salary: Grade 7, GBP 51,034 - GBP 59,135

Additional Information

Closing date: Monday 2nd December (midnight GMT)
Interviews are expected to be held on the 10th December.

Please note that the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment. We are unable to sponsor any candidate for this role.

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and holds Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here.