Staff login to see internal vacancies

Director of College Operations - Job Share
Ref. 50051656

£35,889.60 - £40,014.60 per annum (Inc. LWA)

Academic Registrar's Department


This post is part-time, 3 days per week (0.6 FTE) and will initially be appointed on a fixed term basis for 12 months. The post will become permanent should the job share arrangements prove successful.

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and highly experienced HE manager and leader to the role of Director of College Operations, for the College of Design, Creative & Digital Industries.

Reporting to the Academic Registrar, and with a strong dotted reporting line to the Head of College (with whom you will be working on a day-to-day basis), you will be responsible for providing an effective interface between the University and College management and governance structures and for directing the effective business operations of the College, driving continuous improvement in the provision of academic administration services to deliver the College’s strategic objectives. Working collaboratively with relevant Professional Service departments, these responsibilities will include College business and resource planning, portfolio planning, estates and facilities planning, risk management, liaison with professional & statutory bodies, local student complaints management, College events management, and the provision of strategic and operational support to the Head of College and the senior College team. As a member of both the Academic Registrar’s Department Executive Group and the College Executive Group, you will ensure a joined-up approach to the University’s academic administration functions.

You will have substantial experience in a leadership and management role in a UK higher education academic administration environment, with particular experience of strategic business support in a Faculty/School management context. You will be highly motivated and credible, with clarity of thought and outstanding written and oral communication skills. You will have experience of leading and motivating a diverse team.

This vacancy has arisen due to the current postholder reducing their hours; the post is to be offered on a job share basis, initially for 12 months. The post will become permanent if the job share arrangements prove successful.

While the post is primarily based at the Harrow campus, the College also operates at the University’s Marylebone and Cavendish campuses and therefore travel between campuses will be required. The University also operates a Smart Working policy, which enables colleagues to work remotely when appropriate.

To apply for this vacancy please click above. Further information can be found in the job description and person specification, which can be accessed through link below. 

If you would like an informal conversation about the role with the current postholder, please e-mail to arrange a telephone call.

At the University of Westminster, diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity are at the core of how we engage with students, colleagues, applicants, visitors and all our stakeholders. 

We are fully committed to enabling a supportive and safe learning and working environment which is equitable, diverse and inclusive, is based on mutual respect and trust, and in which harassment and discrimination are neither tolerated nor acceptable.

Closing date: midnight on 30 January 2022

Interviews are likely to be held on: 17 February 2022

Administrative contact (for queries only):