Director of Strategy & Operations
Salary: The appointment will be on UCL Grade 10. The salary range will be Competitive between £80,000 - £90,000, inclusive of London Allowance.
We are UCL: a diverse community with the freedom to challenge and think differently. From climate change to plastic pollution, infant mortality to social inequality, the world is facing huge challenges and we’re determined to solve them.
The Office of the Vice-Provost, Advancement (OVPA) manages UCL’s philanthropic relationships and alumni engagement programmes. The Office has one overarching mission – to engage and grow all of UCL’s communities and to convey the brilliance of UCL to generate income through philanthropy and to build of mutually beneficial relationships with UCL’s alumni, supporters and friends.
There has never been a more exciting time to join our Advancement office. We are a team of exceptionally ambitious, creative and passionate individuals who work together to achieve remarkable things with a global impact, and we would love for you to be part of this exciting journey and our success.
Equity, diversity and inclusion is important to us. We are committed to creating an environment where everyone is encouraged to give their best in a place where their unique experiences, perspectives and skills are seen as valuable assets. And we particularly welcome applications from people of colour.
As Director of Strategy & Operations you will transform UCL’s vision for philanthropy and alumni engagement into a cohesive strategy and a set of operational plans that ensure UCL’s activity is strategic, effective and well-coordinated. You will lead a range of specialist operations teams that provide the expertise that underpins UCL’s global fundraising and alumni programmes.
We’re looking for an exceptional operations professional with a flair for managing people and resources. You must have experience of a leadership position in a complex operations role, demonstrable experience of formulating and implementing strategy, and evidence of quickly establishing credibility with senior staff and stakeholders. You will have outstanding interpersonal and influencing skills and be committed to championing a culture that values and develops its talent.
We are pleased to accept applications from individuals who possess transferable skills and experience drawn from sectors outside of Higher Education.
We are happy to consider applications from candidates seeking part-time opportunities (minimum 0.8 FTE – equivalent of 4 days per week, with stated salary to be pro-rata).
We know that our people are our greatest asset and in return we provide an empowering, values-based environment where personal and professional growth is invested in. We offer agile working and flexibility around working hours. Working with some of the greatest intellects in the world, UCL also offers a generous pension scheme and holiday allowance, plus closure and bank holidays.
For further details about the vacancy and to apply online, please click on the “Apply on Website” link below and search for Reference Number 1874089.
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Closing Date: 8/4/2021 - latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.
Interview Date: TBC
We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.
We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.