Chief Operating Officer

Salford, Greater Manchester (GB)
Competitive Salary plus benefits
15 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Chief Operating Officer                             
Ref: 1717134

Once at the centre of Britain’s Industrial Revolution, the University of Salford is now at the heart of 21st century creativity and learning, harnessing the skills, imagination and enthusiasm of our staff and students to work in partnership with large and small enterprises across the public, private and charitable sectors to change people and communities and deliver lasting economic and social benefit. 

We have shaped a completely refreshed Vision for success and have created four ‘Industry Collaboration Zones’ to act as a physical focus for integrated working within the University and with partners in particular industry sectors. With a sustained focus on excellence through engagement, we are revamping our approach to employability, enterprise, curriculum development and research; embedding these activities within the new zones to bring our Vision to life. - ‘By pioneering exceptional industry partnerships we will lead the way in real world experiences preparing students for life’. 

To deliver on these ambitious plans, the University is now seeking to appoint an outstanding Chief Operating Officer (COO) and member of the University Executive. Reporting directly to the Vice-Chancellor, the COO will provide effective leadership, organisation and delivery of a range of business critical services which underpin the University’s strategic ambitions, including Estates and Capital Projects, Marketing & External Relations, Technology and Information Services and Human Resources & OD. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic, ambitious and dynamic leader with a proven track record of impactful strategic leadership and management at a senior level, to help shape the future of the University of Salford. They will be experienced in leading change and improving performance across a wide range of services in a comparable, complex environment. An understanding of governance and high performing Boards, combined with an appreciation of the global higher education arena will also be essential. 

The University of Salford is committed to promoting and championing a culture of diversity, fairness and equality for all our employees and potential employees. Applications are therefore welcomed from individuals of all backgrounds as we strive to reflect a rich diversity throughout our organisation. 

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Closing Date: 15 July 2018

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