Assessment Operational Delivery Lead

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7086964 (Ref.No. SESSO1232)
Posted: October 12, 2021

Job Description

Do you want to be part of a professional service, committed to supporting students and colleagues and delivering an exceptional student experience?  Are you able to provide leadership, direction and support to colleagues? Are you able to think strategically and creatively to help shape the future of our Service?  

The Student Education Service (SES) is a passionate and ambitious University service that supports 38,000-plus students and 9,200-plus staff to deliver an exceptional student experience. Our teams are committed to supporting every student to make the most of their time at Leeds and go on to succeed in their chosen career. Teamwork is key to our success and we proactively seek to work collaboratively with others in the wider University community and externally. If you like the idea of being part of a community of 800 professional staff working across our beautiful campus, then we would love to hear from you. 

The University is an exciting, and creative environment in which to build a career. Our staff have a broad array of skills and experience but work together in collaborative and inclusive ways in partnership with our students and academic colleagues who teach them. You can find out about the University’s Leadership Excellence Behaviours Framework here.  We value diversity and welcome everyone to our global community. We are professional, helpful, approachable and inclusive - values that we are all committed to. Find out more about how our staff describe our Student Education Service culture here

This role will be responsible for the operational management and delivery of the University’s Assessment processes and systems for a specified area of the University.  You will work together with the Assessment leadership team, providing operational insight to inform strategic decision making, resource planning and development of the Assessment service. You will also provide leadership, line management, and support to a team of colleagues.  

If you have experience of leading operational management including prioritising competing demands and resource planning to meet key priorities and the ability to provide leadership, line management and support to colleagues, we would like to hear from you.  

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

Rachael McConville-Darwin, Assistant Head of Programmes and Assessment (Assessment)


Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Student Education Service
School/Institute:  Student Operations
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (12 months -the post is for the sole purpose of completing a task or project with a specific end date)
Release Date:  Monday 11 October 2021
Closing Date:  Monday 25 October 2021
Reference:  SESSO1232

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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