Deputy Chief of Staff

Loughborough University
February 14, 2024
Offerd Salary:£57696 to £64914
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Deputy Chief of Staff

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Management and Specialist grade 8 from £57696 to £64914 per annum. Subject to annual pay award.

Job description

Full Time, Open ended


Unlock Your Leadership Potential with Us.

Join us and be part of a vibrant community at Loughborough University.

We are currently recruiting for a Deputy Chief of Staff to join our dynamic Vice Chancellor's Office. This role is a rare opportunity to be part of a team that helps to guide and support the University's senior team.

In this pivotal role, you will lead and coordinate a variety of strategic, high-profile projects and institutional activities that play a crucial role in supporting the Vice Chancellor and the Director of Strategic Planning and Chief of Staff.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • demonstrate considerable experience in senior leadership or advisory roles within complex organisations.
  • showcase a track record of delivering first-rate strategic support, advice, and guidance to senior leaders.
  • be a highly motivated leader that can build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders at senior levels.
  • bring superb organisation skills and be adept at juggling complex workloads
  • act as a credible and personable representative of senior colleagues, including the Vice-Chancellor.
  • maintain discretion and handle sensitive, confidential information with tact and diplomacy.
  • excel in communication and be well versed at responding to ‘in the moment' as well as planning for success.
  • A strong commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion is a must, coupled with a genuine passion for working at Loughborough University.

    In this unique role, you'll have the opportunity to shape the role that goes beyond the ordinary. If this sound of interest, please do get in touch.

    For an informal discussion please contact Miranda Routledge, Director of Strategic Planning and Chief of Staff on 01509 223047 or email [email protected]

    For more information refer to the Job Description and Person Specification

    Closing date: Wednesday 14 th February 2024

    First Stage Interview date: Tuesday 27 th February 2024

    Final Interview and assessment: Friday 1 st March 2024

    Our Benefits

  • Generous annual leave allowance up to 44 days (inclusive of Bank Holidays & University closure days)
  • Competitive pension schemes
  • A range of childcare support initiatives and benefits including childcare vouchers; on-site university nursery (with salary sacrifice scheme); and holiday play schemes.
  • We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies.
  • BUPA Cash Plan (100 scheme)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season ticker loan scheme
  • On campus parking with charging points for electric vehicles
  • Fantastic range of sports facilities and preferential membership packages available
  • Fantastic CPD, Linkedin learning and inclusive resources for development
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