Continuous Improvement Specialist

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7089746 (Ref.No. CSBCT1032)
Posted: November 26, 2021

Job Description

Are you an effective communicator, motivator and influencer, with experience of continuous improvement methodologies, problem solving and root cause analysis? Do you want to play a key role in driving forward change and embedding a culture of continuous improvement across the University?

This is an exciting and dynamic role reporting to the Head of Continuous Improvement and based within Business Change. You will be involved in driving and facilitating continuous improvement (CI) methodologies across the University’s professional services and supporting initiatives that are complex and involve significant organisational change. 

Being a point of contact for operational excellence within the University you will help to embed a culture of continuous improvement across the University, empowering and enabling colleagues to think creatively and improve the way we work through simplifying our processes. You will develop and deliver instruction on the use of continuous improvement tools to build capability within the organisation whilst working with Lean practitioners and Continuous Improvement coaches to organise, evaluate, plan and implement improvements events.  

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

Paula Dunn, Head of Continuous Improvement

Email: p.dunn@leeds.ac.uk 


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:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Business Change Team
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Thursday 25 November 2021
Closing Date:  Thursday 09 December 2021
Interview Date:  Thursday 16 December 2021
Reference:  CSBCT1032


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.