Harper & Keele - Director of Operations

Main Duties and Reponsibilities:


• A key part of development of the School and its undergraduate degree in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery will be accreditation by the RCVS. The post-holder will be expected to manage the logistics of any accreditation visits and events and pull together the paperwork for such events, liaising closely with academic colleagues.

Partnership Development/working

• To work with commercial partners in relation to sharing of facilities, contribution to the curriculum and teaching and provision of services for students

• To ensure effective working relationships with commercial partners and other key national organisations such as the RCVS

• To oversee the smooth running of the large number of external partnerships that will be essential for the delivery of a successful School. These include industry providers as well as the relationship with RCVS and other veterinary bodies.

Personal Development / Performance

• Demonstrate a commitment to continuing Personal/Professional Development.

• Ability to observe and define priorities and timetables in the achievement of strategic and operational objectives

• Adhere to the Universities’ environmental policies and procedures and seek to promote environmental sustainability within areas of responsibility.

Equality, Diversity, Health and Safety and Strategy

• To have a strong commitment to the principles and practice of equality and diversity

• To have a thorough understanding and application of the Dignity and Respect Framework

• To take reasonable care of the Health and Safety of yourself and that of any other person who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work.

• To co-operate with both universities in ensuring as far as is necessary, that Statutory Requirements, Codes of Practice, University Policies and School/ Departmental health and safety arrangements are complied with.

This is not intended as an exhaustive list of duties or a restrictive definition of the post but rather should be read as a guide to the main priorities and typical areas of activity of the post-holder. These activities are subject to amendment over time as priorities and requirements evolve and as such it may be amended at any time by the line manager following discussion with the post holder. This post is unlikely to meet the relevant criteria to allow the University to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship. Applications from candidates who require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered against the requirements stated in the recruitment documentation. Recruitment decisions will be made in accordance with the UK Visas and Immigration guidance.

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