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UKMT Executive Director

Do you have substantial experience in leading effective service delivery and the ability to inspire and motivate a team of staff and volunteers? Would you like to work in a varied Executive Director role, supporting the running of a charity that inspires young people to engage with mathematics? Do you have exceptional communication skills and experience of managing people to provide the highest level of quality and service?

The United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) aims to advance the education of young people in mathematics, in large part through the organisation of mathematics competitions and events. The UKMT is a national charity based at the University of Leeds and you will be jointly employed by the University of Leeds and the UKMT.

Working in close collaboration with the UKMT Chair and Board of Trustees, the Executive Director will take responsibility for effective delivery of UKMT policy, producing and implementing plans for achieving UKMT strategic objectives, developing effective working relationships with a wide range of people both inside and outside the UKMT, and planning activities against budgets to ensure proper financial and organisational management of the Trust.

You will have a STEM degree and a good understanding of mathematics and its teaching at school level and preferably beyond, together with a sound understanding of the UK school system and its teaching profession. You will also have significant managerial experience and a clear understanding of governance within the framework of charity and company law.   

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Alastair Rucklidge, Professor of Applied Mathematics and UKMT Trustee 

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 516, email: 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Mathematics & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Mathematics
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 9
Salary:  £50,132 to £58,089 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Tuesday 02 July 2019
Closing Date:  Monday 26 August 2019
Reference:  MAPMA1112
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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