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Programme Director, Corporate Processes and Systems

Are you an experienced and influential professional working at the executive level with the ability to carry out organisation-wide change programmes? Can you lead and collaborate with colleagues at all levels to support the delivery of exceptional corporate processes and systems?

The University has an ambitious strategy to deliver a step-change in the volume, quality and impact of its research, in addition to maintaining excellence in student education, and growing student education income. The provision of high quality end-to-end business processes and robust planning, forecasting and reporting are key enablers for these ambitions to be achieved. The Corporate Processes and Systems Programme has been initiated to improve the business processes and supporting systems managed by Finance, HR, Purchasing, Strategy and Planning and IT. These processes and systems provide vital support to the delivery of the University’s teaching, research and other activity. 

The vision of the programme is to create a “University enabled by streamlined and consistent processes, with clear ownership and control, supported by modern and future-proofed technology that is understood and enjoyed by its users.”

Reporting to the Director of Finance and working with members of the University Executive Group, you will play a pivotal role in leading the delivery of this key strategic programme, providing specialist leadership skills to facilitate and lead transformational change in order to achieve the associated strategic outcomes. 

You will be experienced in organisational-wide change programmes and will have the ability to balance priorities, deal with complex academic and financial information and succeed through cooperation and collaboration with others. You will also direct and lead the programme team and be comfortable working with executive stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes.

If you thrive on working in a complex environment, where your ability to navigate political and organisational issues are as developed as your skills in transformational delivery, this is an exciting opportunity for you to make a real difference in a world-class organisation.

The University of Leeds has engaged the services of BerwickPartners (an Odgers Berndtson company), to whom applications should be sent.

To hear more about this critical role or to apply, please follow this link:

For any queries you may have, please contact:
Alex Richardson, BerwickPartners
Tel: +44 (0)161 498 3407, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Finance (inc Payroll)
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade 10 - competitive market salary
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Friday 19 January 2018
Reference:  CSFIN1017
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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