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Interim Strategy Delivery Programme Lead
Location:  England, London, City of London     Salary:   Up to £600 per day

Our client, a UK based university, is currently looking to identify an experienced interim change leader to lead the institution through a significant period of change.

Reporting to the executive sponsor, the successful candidate will have ultimate responsibility for delivering a change in target operating model for professional & academic services.

You will lead on the engagement strategy as well as manage all key stakeholder relationships. Previous experience of working with academics is essential and being able to demonstrate a previous track record in academic change is important.

As well as the above you will also be responsible for:

  • Shaping and initiating a programme to deliver key elements of the institutions Enabling Strategies, with a strong focus on efficiency and changes to their academic and professional service operating models
  • Providing change management advice and an independent view/voice for the University's senior leadership team
  • Be both a strategic thinker and a practical, hands-on organiser and "do-er"
  • Bring excellent programme management fundamentals, but with a light touch approach so that focus is on action and results over methodology

We are looking for an inspirational leader who fosters a change culture where all employees can visualise a better future. You will have a hands-on approach and an 'open door' policy to all staff. You will have previously managed large-scale change and transformations within higher education and be able to demonstrate a track record of innovation and improvement and excellent stakeholder management.

As the successful candidate you will be able to demonstrate:

  • A proven ability to deliver complex restructures within universities - academic & professional services
  • A strong ability to successfully lead negotiations with trade unions
  • Previous experience of implementing efficiencies and overseeing the implantation of complex transformations
  • An ability to win hearts & minds and create a vision of the future for all to understand

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced interim to make a real difference to the future of this university.

If you are commercially minded change professional within the higher education sector, we would love to hear from you.

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