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Professional Development Centre Manager

Professional Development Centre

Location:  Lincoln
Salary:   From £38,460 per annum
This post is full time at 37 hours per week
Closing Date:   Friday 28 June 2019
Interview Date:   Wednesday 31 July 2019
Reference:  CSS291A

The University of Lincoln is an institution of high ambition, whose progress since it was created in 2001 has been rapid but solidly grounded. Its vision is to be 21st century expression of the old university ideal – where a student focus is paramount – at the same time as fulfilling the modern tasks of knowledge generation and transfer for the economic, social and cultural benefit of the cities and regions it serves.

The College of Social Sciences is the largest in the university, comprising six schools – Psychology, Social and Political Science, Sport and Exercise Science, Health and Social Care, Education, Lincoln Law School. 

The College currently delivers the largest proportion of the University’s external income. However, there is great potential to further  expand income generating and knowledge exchange activity, and we are constantly seeking opportunities to grow external income in this area.  The Centre For Professional Development is a focused, professional development and consultancy centre, responding to local, regional and national demand around the academic expertise within it. The Centre delivers a widely diverse but balanced portfolio of external income generating activity that is closely aligned to market demand. The initial focus for the Centre has been in the area of Health and Social Care, and it currently delivers a large portfolio of professional development and post registration programmes in nursing & allied health care , and social work.  There is an increasing emphasis on diversifying our offer and it is intended to incrementally develop and deliver postgraduate medical education within Lincolnshire as well as to develop the private health and social care education market.  In parallel, other areas of business, (Psychology, Law, Sports and Exercise Science, Education and Politics), will be developed.

Following the current postholder's move to another post within the university, we now require a dynamic general manager to take responsibility for the operational management of the Centre and to deputise for the Director when required.  The successful candidate will be a qualified and /or experienced manager ideally with a postgraduate qualification in business or management, (although equivalent practical experience will be accepted). Experience of working in a higher education environment and familiarity with quality assurance processes would  be a distinct advantage.  Good project management skills and successful experience of turning strategy into practice would be desirable as would a demonstrable ability to develop and sustain productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.  Since the successful candidate will manage a team of staff, people management skills  is an  essential requirement.

For further details or to discuss the role,  please contact  Dr Adrian Carr, Professional Development Centre Director   on 01522 886876 (acarr@lincoln.ac.uk)

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.