Director, Digital Education Service

University of Leeds

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Leeds is a leader in Digital Education and transformation in Higher Education. We are making strategic investment in digital transformation in our education portfolio, not least in online education, professional learning, and a complete review of our curriculum. Our vision is to enhance and expand our educational provision for a global impact. Our Digital Education Service is at the forefront of this transformation, both enabling and being part of that change, as we deliver this exciting future.   

We are now looking for a highly experienced and influential leader to join us as Director of the Digital Education Service. Do you have a world-leading vision for digital education services in a higher education organisation? Can you lead, manage and support colleagues at all levels to deliver exceptional digital education services and a sharp focus on continued improvement and change in realising our ambitions?  

The University of Leeds has an ambitious strategy with key strategic priorities. You will ensure the outputs of the Digital Education Service align to these priorities. Working with the Dean for Online and Digital Education, the Director of Leeds Online, and other key partners, you will have responsibility for developing long term goals and plans to support innovative digitally enabled student education across the whole organisation. 

We are looking for a Director who will be build and manage successful relationships with external learning platform providers and online education partners. You will work closely with executive and senior academic and professional services stakeholders, including leads for strategic change initiatives, influencing and negotiating decision making at a university level. You will lead a large team of specialist roles that support innovation, design and learning systems. Suitable candidates will demonstrate significant experience of leading the growth of high-quality online and digital learning pedagogy and innovation in a complex Higher Education setting, including extensive experience of managing the complexities of digital delivery in complex technological or academic environments.  

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

Stewart Ross, Deputy Chief Operating Officer
Email: [email protected]

Location:  Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Student Education Service
School/Institute:  Digital Education (SES)
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade 10
Salary:  Competitive salary
Post Type: 

Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Thursday 18 May 2023
Closing Date:  Sunday 04 June 2023
Interview Date: 

To be confirmed
Reference:  SESDE1001
Downloads:  Candidate Brief

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