|Date posted:||13th July 2023
|Closing date:||14th August 2023
The University of Sheffield is seeking to appoint a new Faculty Director of Operations (FDO) for the Faculty of Engineering. This is a critical leadership role and the postholder will lead professional services in the Faculty, working with peers from other Faculties in line with a One University approach.
The Faculty of Engineering is one of the biggest and best engineering faculties in the UK and strives for excellence in its teaching and world-class research. Independent assessments of our research excellence confirm more than two-thirds of our research is either internationally excellent or world-leading. The Faculty is currently home to seven academic departments and two interdisciplinary programme areas that cover all the engineering disciplines and has 6,700 students and an annual research income of £89m+.
The Faculty is underpinned by a firm commitment to growth and excellence, delivering the best facilities for the students to become the world-class engineers of tomorrow. It is renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of its research and research-led teaching and enjoys strong partnerships with large companies such as Siemens, Boeing, Rolls-Royce and Airbus, as well as enterprises across the Sheffield City Region.
As Faculty Director of Operations, you will work alongside the Faculty Vice-President and Deputy Chief Operating Officer (Faculty Operations) to ensure the successful performance of the Faculty of Engineering and support the effective implementation of the University Vision and Strategy within the Faculty, using a One University approach.
The University is seeking an individual with a wide range of skills who can support the Faculty Vice-President with the provision of advice and counsel, leading large projects and assuming areas of significant responsibility within the Faculty.
You will be an experienced leader with a demonstrable ability to shape and influence strategy, operate with confidence and agility in a complex organisation and support change within the Faculty and across the wider University. You will also contribute across the full range of Faculty operations, run highly effective and efficient professional support services and drive an agenda of continual performance enhancement. Also important is the ability to operate with confidence and agility in a complex organisation and lead large-scale change.
We are committed to enabling our employees to work to a hybrid model with flexibility over when, where and how to achieve the required outputs, in discussion with your manager.