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Head of Operations (Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor & CFO)

  • Job Type: Permanent


With over 25,500 students from c.100 countries, 3,200 staff, and an annual income of c.£246m, Birmingham City University (BCU) is an ambitious, exciting, and diverse place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities (including a £340m investment in our estate, transforming our campus to meet the needs of a rapidly growing university), first-rate staff and focus on practical skills and professional relevance is producing some of the country’s most employable graduates. Located in the heart of a vibrant Birmingham, we are the University for the City.

Reporting to the DVC (Resources) & CFO, the Head of Operations will provide support in the development and execution of the strategy for the Resources Group, performance management of the different operating units and delivery of special projects. The Resources Group comprises Finance, IT, Estates & Facilities, Planning & Performance, the University Change Team, and Continuous Improvement. There are several hundred colleagues in the Group, an operating budget in the tens of millions, and a typical annual capital spend in excess of £20 million. The Head of Operations will work across these areas with the Resources Leadership team, and with the wider University Executive Group.

This is an exciting opportunity to apply your skills and make a real difference in one of Higher Education’s most dynamic organisations. We are seeking an outstanding operations expert (ideally MBA qualified) with a track record of project delivery. The successful candidate could come from a range of professional disciplines and sector backgrounds but must be adept at working and thriving in large, complex organisations where they have supported the delivery of transformation and change. As an inspiring colleague, you will have the ability to influence colleagues across the University, delivering high performance through effective guidance.

Birmingham City University are an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Further information along with details on how to apply can be found at   

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Partners.

Gin Bhandal
Principal Consultant

[email protected] 

Closing date for CV’s and cover letters is Friday 16th October 2020 at 12pm midday. 
  • Job Type: Permanent

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Birmingham, England, West Midlands, B40, United Kingdom

  • Ad ID:  16098790
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  03/10/2020, 02:53
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