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Product Director

The University of Nottingham is inviting applications for a new strategic leadership role of Product Director, offering you the opportunity to define, drive forward and lead a new cross-departmental team that will focus on the people, processes and technology elements of supporting and enhancing our master student records system, Campus Solutions.

In this role, you will provide vision and thought-leadership to the University and work alongside the Student Administration and Continuous Improvement Management team to explore the ‘art of the possible’, challenging perceptions, establishing new ways of working and driving forward our service improvement agenda. You will need to be hands-on, with an ability to see activities through to successful completion and able to engender a strong sense of accountability and responsibility across the teams you lead.

Reporting to the Deputy Registrar, with a dotted professional reporting line to the Director of Service Design, the Product Director will be responsible for building and managing product and delivery teams and establishing a service strategy and roadmap. You will be passionate about delivering the best solutions and services for our students and staff and champion a culture of continuous improvement, leading and inspiring the team to succeed.

In collaboration with key stakeholders and suppliers, you will deliver process and technology changes to enhance our Campus Solutions product, including: simplification of our current registration process; more efficient examination and assessment processes; maximising opportunities for student self-service; improving management information provision and addressing historical system performance issues.

To succeed in this ambitious new position, you must be an experienced strategic leader, a change agent, an innovator, effective communicator, trusted advisor to senior leaders and an influencer at all levels, able to maintain high-level effective relationships with senior stakeholders.

This is an exceptional opportunity for a passionate and enthusiastic individual to shape and define our student management experience and to join a highly motivated team at a time of significant change.

We are a leader in innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialisation, a major industry partner and employer with around 8000 staff in three countries, we make an annual economic contribution to the UK economy of more than £1 billion.

We are consistently ranked among the world’s top 100 universities (QS World Rankings), a pioneer in global education with 140 years of heritage and success to be proud of, and to build on. The University of Nottingham is a well-managed and financially stable institution, which has enjoyed constant growth. It is a thriving environment, which offers a great quality of life in a dynamic city.

This is a full-time (36.25 hours per week) opportunity offered on a 2-year fixed-term contract. Applications will also be considered from those wanting to work a minimum of 29 hours per week.

To find out more please visit our dedicated microsite.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Stephen McAuliffe, email stephen.mcauliffe@nottingham.ac.uk or David Hill, email david.hill@nottingham.ac.uk.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit; https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/applyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx

For all successful international applicants, including EU/EEA applicants from January 2021, we offer an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses to the UK, including visas and the NHS surcharge. For more information follow this link https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/hr/guidesandsupport/workingintheuk/documents/support-with-immigration-expenses-policy-application-form.pdf

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