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Current Vacancies

Chief Operating Officer

Full Time
Competitive six figure salary
Closing Date: Wednesday 27 September 2017
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: AD0581

The Arts University Bournemouth is a specialist provider of high quality teaching, learning and scholarship in arts, design, architecture, media and performance.  It was awarded ‘Gold’ status in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework assessment and is recognised internationally as a professional arts university.
Following a period of growth and development, we now welcome applications for this senior post. 
Leading a team of experienced Directors, the Chief Operating Officer will oversee and manage ongoing operations and procedures.  Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, and with membership of the senior University Management Team, the post holder will have responsibility for planning a range of University professional services and share in the implementation of the University’s strategic plan. The post may attract the title of Pro Vice- Chancellor where qualifications and experience dictate. 
Joining the senior leadership team of an ambitious and successful University, candidates will have a track record of strategic management and delivery of key service areas which support and enhance creative teaching, learning and scholarship.
In addition, candidates will have a high degree of financial management experience, be entrepreneurial in outlook, capable of exploiting the resources of the University to maximum effect and securing overall institutional functionality and sustainable growth.
In order to apply, please submit a covering letter setting out how you meet the requirements for the role, giving due regard to the requirements of the person specification, as well as a comprehensive curriculum vitae to Kerry Sheehan, Head of Human Resources, at Please include the names and addresses of three referees and include whether these can be contacted prior to the Selection Panel stage should you be successful in reaching it.
The deadline for documents to be submitted is 12 noon on Wednesday 27th September 2017.
The informal stage is planned for week commencing 9th October 2017 and the Selection Panels will take place during week commencing 6th November 2017.

Applicant Pack

Please note that some posts at the Arts University attract a high number of applications, and we reserve the right to close the post early if appropriate.  Any change of closing date will be clearly notified on our recruitment site 48 hours in advance, and all those who have commenced an application will be emailed.

Arts University Bournemouth is committed to a policy of Equality and Inclusivity and welcomes applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.