Development and Planning Lead (maternity cover)

  • Job Reference: 50051786
  • Date Posted: 12 April 2021
  • Recruiter: University of Westminster
  • Location: Various locations in London
  • Salary: £52,915
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

This post is full time, 35 hours per week and is fixed term for the period of a maternity cover. The maternity cover period is expected to start May 2021 till February 2022.

This is an exciting new role for the Library and Archives Services, offering an opportunity for the right candidate to establish this role. This role focuses on supporting the Head of Library and Archives Service in ensuring that operational planning priorities and the wider strategy are delivered. Priorities for this year will be to establish Key Performance Indicators, introduce a service-wide approach to project delivery and review the staff development programme.  

We are looking for an excellent communicator with the ability to build relationships, influence and negotiate at all levels. The successful applicant will be comfortable working with data to evaluate the impact of services and drive continual improvement. They will enjoy engaging with a diverse customer base and value evolving alongside our service partners and as part of a senior management team. They will be keen to work in a changing environment, with opportunities to learn and develop.

The University is currently under-represented with regards to gender and BAME within its senior roles and is actively promoting diversity in its workforce. We particularly welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds and those with disabilities.

We would welcome this appointment as a secondment, with the agreement of management.

If you would like an informal discussion about this role, please contact Megan Wiley, Head of Library and Archives Service:

For further information and to apply for this post, please click apply and you will be redirected to our website.

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Closing date: midnight on 13 April 2021

Interviews are likely to be held on: 28 April 2021


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