Faculty Director of Operations – Faculty of Science


24th January 2020

The University of Sheffield is a leading global university renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of our research-led learning and teaching. One of the Russell Group of universities, the University has just under 29,000 students, drawn from 149 countries and studying a broad range of subjects across our five faculties.

The Faculty of Science is the home of science at the University of Sheffield. It is made up seven departments that span the classical science subjects of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and psychology. We are dedicated, through our research, to understanding ourselves, our world and its place in the universe. With an annual research income of £30m, we are one of the most effective science faculties in the UK. In the last Research Excellence Framework, 90% of our research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

As a Faculty Director, you will work alongside the Vice-President and Head of Faculty to ensure the successful performance of the Faculty of Science in all aspects, whilst also leading the Faculty professional staff. Reporting jointly to the Vice-President and Head of Faculty and the Executive Director of Academic Services, the Director will provide strategic and operational advice and insight on a wide range of matters including staffing, finance, resource planning and estates, and the associated plans for delivery. As a member of the Faculty Executive Board (FEB), the Director will play a lead role in delivering on university-wide change activity principally in partnership with the Executive Director of Academic Services, but also other senior Professional Services colleagues.

Our new Director will be an experienced strategic and operational leader with a track record of leading a range of professional services in a large and complex organisation. Experience of working in higher education is highly desirable, though candidates from other sectors will be considered if they can demonstrate an interest in, and knowledge of, the sector. You will have excellent stakeholder engagement and influencing skills with the ability and gravitas to lead a high-performing team of experts. The successful candidate will be well-versed in broader people and process change management and will possess a strong commitment to providing outstanding service through an innovative and dynamic approach.

Further information along with details on how to apply can be found at www.berwickpartners.co.uk/74982  

Closing date for applications will be 24th January 2020 at noon.