Director of Policy, Systems and Performance

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Durham University

Durham, England

Role Managed by:

Lucy Platts

Research Associate

t: 020 7340 6279

e: lucy.platts@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 05/12/2022

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Set in a beautiful historic city, Durham University has strengths across the Arts and Humanities, Business, Sciences and Social Sciences. A collegiate University, Durham is home to an international community of students, scholars and researchers, providing an environment that is both nurturing and challenging for all. This is an exciting time to join Durham and to help deliver the University strategy, following the recent arrival of our new Vice-Chancellor and Warden, Professor Karen O’Brien.

As part of a senior leadership reorganisation within Research and Innovation Services (RIS) at Durham, we are looking to appoint to the Director of Policy, Systems and Performance. A newly created role, this will be one of four Directors leading RIS, and is fundamental to our research policy, performance, systems and strategy. This senior post will be responsible for both the reporting of the University’s performance in exercises such as the Research Excellence Framework and, supporting on a range of strategic projects alongside the Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research. Crucially, this role will lead on policies and processes for all funded research and research related activities across the University and be responsible for the support of the current research information systems at Durham.

Reporting to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Colin Bain, the Director of Policy, Systems and Performance is a member of the senior management team of RIS and co-chairs the University’s Research Management Committee. 

It is essential that the new Director of Systems, Policy and Performance has experience of senior leadership within Higher Education, or an aligned sector, with a track record in research management and support, a substantial and successful track record in leading multidisciplinary teams to support change management, and an excellent in-depth knowledge of the research and policy landscape.

The University would welcome applications from candidates with the qualifications and experience to undertake this role. We are committed to being a fully inclusive and diverse community. We seek and encourage applications for this role from the broadest range of society, including all under-represented groups.

Applications should consist of a covering letter, full CV detailing academic and professional qualifications, employment history, latest remuneration and relevant achievements.

For details of the appointment, including further information about the job description and person specification, please select 'download further details' or view the candidate brochure on the following link: Director of Policy, Systems and Performance, Candidate Brochure

The closing date for applications is Monday 5th December at 23.59 GMT.

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