Director of College Operations

Exeter, Devon (GB)
28 Jul 2017
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27 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

College of Life and Environmental Sciences 

Director of College Operations (P00943)

Competitive salary reflecting knowledge, skills, and experience.

This full time post is available immediately on a permanent basis

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. Fifty percent of our organisation is made up of Professional Services support staff that partner closely with the academic colleges to ensure we achieve our strategy and vision.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to provide professional services leadership to the College of Life and Environmental Sciences in the role of Director of College Operations.  You will be joining an energetic and innovative academic leadership team with the opportunity to help shape the future of the College.  The College has a turnover of more than £70 million and around 600 academic and research staff with ambitious growth plans to strengthen its research power, international profile and to continue to provide an excellent student experience across all its programmes.

To underpin these plans the College of Life and Environmental Sciences requires the very best professional services leadership and therefore successful applicants will need;
-    Excellent planning and project management skills
-    Exemplary relationship/ stakeholder skills, working closely with professional services and academic colleagues as well as external partners
-    The ability to work creatively with other professional teams on infrastructure solutions,
-    Commercial management skills to ensure the College has a strong financial footing.  

The Director of College Operations is a member of the University’s senior professional services team and will have the opportunity to lead and contribute to institution-wide initiatives.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here.

For further information, please contact Linda Peka, (01392 72 5221).

The University offers some fantastic benefits including generous holiday entitlements, options for flexible working, an onsite gym, parking and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. Take a look at our careers site ( for more information.

The College of Life and Environmental Sciences is proud to have silver Athena Swan awards for the majority of its departments in recognition of our commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects.  

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.