Deputy Chief Operating Officer (Student Futures)

Bloomsbury Institute

  • Permanent
  • London
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Deputy Chief Operating Officer (Student Futures)
Date posted:5th January 2023
Closing date:16th February 2023

Deputy Chief Operating Officer (Student Futures)


Full-time Salary: Senior Management Team (SMT) Grade
Location: 7 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3RA
Closing date: Noon Thursday 16 February
You can find the full Job Description and Person Specification on the right. 

Bloomsbury Institute is a higher education provider, regulated by the Office for Students, delivering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Accounting, Business and Law. Bloomsbury Institute is based at the Heart of London with excellent teaching facilities in Euston Road, and offices in both Great Portland Street and Bedford Square. It is a small HEI with approximately 120 staff, but it has a big heart and strong sense of community

It prides itself on providing students with access to a transformative higher education experience, recruiting students that have the potential, attitude and aspiration to succeed. This is key to it fulfilling its broader vision of offering students from all backgrounds and life stages the opportunity to define and pursue success through education.

We are delighted to be working again with the team at the Bloomsbury Institute to support the appointment of a new Deputy Chief Operating Officer who will play an instrumental role in delivering their ambitions. This is a newly created position following an internal restructuring, so the opportunity to have a positive impact on the Institute is live.

We are seeking an inspiring individual with a track record of successful strategic leadership, operational management and service transformation. You will demonstrate the capacity to translate your professional or HE-based experience effectively into our academic environment and work with colleagues to deliver a cohesive and agile service. We are seeking a highly motivated professional who shares a deep commitment to our values and will be a positive catalyst for change.

As a new role at a progressive, values-driven institute, we are looking for someone with proven operational experience to support the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer with the development and implementation of an Annual Operating Plan. The successful candidate will also work with Heads of Divisions and Departments to develop and ensure the effective delivery of all student-facing professional services across the Institute, assuming responsibility for business process re-engineering and transformation. Experience of working in the HE or FE sector in support of developing and managing statutory returns would be welcome.

A member of the Senior Management Team, and reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, the Deputy COO is responsible for professional service leadership.

Should you wish to discuss the role in strict confidence, please contact our advising consultants at Anderson Quigley:

Kiersten Avery on +44 (0)7510 384 735 or

Elyse Turner-Pearce on +44 (0)7808 648 559 or

How to Apply

The closing date for applications is noon Thursday 16 February 2023.

Applications should consist of:

  • A full CV
  • A covering letter (maximum of 2 pages) setting out your interest in the role and details of how you satisfy the essential criteria(and, if applicable, any desirable criteria) as set out in the Person Specification; and your competence to undertake the tasksassociated with the post as set out in the Job Description.
  • Please include current salary details and the names and addresses of two referees. Referees will not be approached until the final stages and not without prior permission from candidates.

Completed applications should be uploaded at

Before you apply, please read through Section 3 of Bloomsbury Institute’s  Staff Recruitment and Development Policy.

Bloomsbury Institute is an equal opportunities employer. We actively welcome applications from persons with a disability, and we have a Guaranteed Interview Scheme.  Full details are available in Section 3.3.1 of our Staff Recruitment and Development Policy.

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