Executive Director (Yorkshire Universities)

Leeds, West Yorkshire (GB)
18 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Full-time (Substantial part-time or secondment considered)

Location: The post will be based at the Yorkshire Universities’ Office located at the University of Leeds, Yorkshire

Yorkshire Universities (YU) is looking to recruit an experienced and highly motivated Executive Director to join its small but busy team.  YU exists as a strategic body to lobby for, and promote, the interests and contribution of its members to the region.  This is an exciting opportunity to join the Yorkshire Universities’ team working with Yorkshire’s universities, local enterprise partnerships and business. 

YU is a membership organisation of the region’s universities. Our role is influencing, creating opportunities, and showcasing Yorkshire’s higher education (HE) achievements on behalf of its members.  Our successful applicant will have a keen interest in, and in-depth working knowledge of, the policies and drivers around the HE sector and the major contribution it makes to the UK and its economy.

Running a small charity, you will be expected to turn your hand to most things to lead our busy team. You will need to be a team player and demonstrate a flexible approach. You will need to work confidently with senior members of HE staff and a wide range of YU partners.  You will be an excellent communicator, able to speak and write fluently and appropriately to a wide range of audiences.  Excellent research and analysis skills are also essential requirements.

The Job Description and further details regarding Yorkshire Universities is available via the following link -


Informal enquiries may be made to Prof Roger Lewis, Interim Executive Director, Telephone: 0113-3431586.

To apply please send a CV with a covering letter of no more than two pages to recruitment@yorkshireuniversities.ac.uk. This should show how you meet the requirements of the post as set out in the job description.  You should also indicate your salary expectations.

Closing Date - Friday 26 January 2018 at 5pm

Interviews will be held on 13 February 2018

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