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We are currently recruiting for the following roles.

Advance HE supports universities in putting institutional strategy into practice for the benefit of students, staff and society.  We bring together HE-focused expertise in governance, leadership, teaching and learning, and equality, diversity and inclusion, to help Universities to deliver world-leading teaching, research and scholarship.  We do this through the provision of specialist knowledge and resources, externally recognised benchmarking and recognition schemes, and a member-focused, collaborative approach. 

Senior Adviser - Leadership and Organisational Development

Reporting to an Assistant Director, Knowledge, Innovation and Delivery (KID), the Senior Adviser (Leadership and Organisational Development) will provide support to the Assistant Director to ensure the successful delivery of the Operations Plan utilising resources effectively and efficiently whilst actively promoting the values and culture of the organisation. Applications close on 19 February 2020.

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Head of Athena SWAN – Full Time - London

Advance HE is seeking to recruit a Head of Athena SWAN with high-calibre expertise in management and stakeholder engagement, in a unique opportunity to lead the globally-recognised gender equality framework on a national and international stage.

This role will lead the Athena SWAN team and work closely alongside other Advance HE colleagues to deliver high-value charter services, and will involve delivering to and engaging with a range of senior university and research institute stakeholders primarily in the UK.

The Head of Athena SWAN will provide internal and external leadership for the planned transformation of the charter and be responsible for oversight of the quality and delivery of Athena SWAN services. They will have excellent leadership and team management skills with the ability to work effectively with stakeholders at all levels . Applications close on 6 February 2020.

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Programme and Events Coordinator – Full Time - London – FTC 31 July 2020     

Based in our London office, the Programmes and Events (P&E) Coordinator will provide excellent service in regard to Advance HE programmes and events through excellent product knowledge, effective implementation and monitoring of  relevant  systems, procedures and policies and management of stakeholder relationships. Applications close 27 January 2020.

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BDD Executive - FTC March 2021 - York

We are seeking someone with experience of both project management (in HE or government) and working internationally (either from the UK or being based overseas). 

The role will primarily be focused on remotely supporting four consultants to deliver a large-scale HE leadership development programme in India as well as liaising and co-ordinating with our programme delivery partners in India who are managing logistics for the participants. For that reason, we really need someone who can commit at least some of their working week to be available in the mornings to facilitate communication across the time-zones. 

Knowledge of the working environment in India would be desirable but is not essential.  The ability to deal with ambiguity and to adjust to shifting schedules and different working cultures will be necessary.  There may also be opportunities to engage with other Advance HE consultancy projects being delivered internationally. Applications close 27 January 2020.

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Legal Executive (Permanent) – YORK

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Resources, the Legal Executive will provide services by implementing administrative systems, procedures and policies and monitoring projects. The Legal Executive will provide day-to-day technical legal expertise and advice to Advance HE on legal and financial risks of the organisation’s commercial contracts.

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Head of Finance (FT Maternity Cover) – YORK

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Resources, the Head of Finance will provide strategic and collaborative leadership support to the Director alongside team leadership and management to the Directorate broadly and for their team specifically.

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Assistant Director Governance Development and Delivery (Permanent) – HOME with requirement for regular presence in Advance HE offices

The Assistant Director Governance Development and Delivery, working under the direction and line management of the Director of Business Development and Delivery, will devise, develop and oversee Advance HE’s strategy for governance development and our wider governance offer. Applications close on 10 February 2020.

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