Director of Operations – College of Life Sciences


8th January 2018

University of Leicester

Competitive Salary


Together our staff and students are discovering innovative ways to change the world for the better, and there has never been a more exciting time for you to join us. We are ranked as a top worldwide University and have an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. We are led by discovery and innovation, with the synergy between research and learning at the core of our activity.


We are looking to recruit a Director of Operations to lead and direct the business operations and professional services teams across our College of Life Sciences.  In this role you will be responsible for the College strategic and operational planning, resource allocation and financial management.  Working with colleagues and local NHS partners, you will continue to build on its recent success and seek out new and exciting opportunities for further growth.  As a member of the College Leadership Team, the post holder will work in partnership with academic colleagues to develop and implement the strategies of the College.

The successful candidate will have a track record of translating strategy into achievable outcomes in a complex multi-stakeholder organisation, ideally within Higher Education or a similar sector. The role demands exceptional leadership and managerial skills, and the ability to motivate, influence and negotiate across a broad portfolio of responsibilities, with a commitment to continuous improvement and change management. The successful post-holder will have demonstrable experience of managing significant resources and leading large projects through to successful completion.

Further information and a candidate brief along with details on how to apply can be found here

For an informal discussion on the role please contact Gin Bhandal on 0121 654 5955.

Closing date for applications will be midnight on Monday 8th of January 2018.