Interim Head of Engagement and Innovation

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7106348 (Ref.No. CSDLS1213)
Posted: July 26, 2022

Job Description

Grade 9 (£51,799 - £60,022 p.a. depending on experience) 

This role will be based on the main university campus with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Are you a pro-active and influential leader with significant experience of leading and managing multi-functional teams? Can you lead and collaborate effectively with others to deliver exceptional services? Would you like to join an award-winning service that is at the forefront of delivering high quality and innovative digital education solutions within the Higher Education sector? 

The Digital Education Service is in a period of sustained growth and is seeking an Interim Head of Engagement and Innovation to take the lead on defining and implementing a vision and operating model for the delivery of a range of specialist services to internal and external stakeholders. 

Reporting to the Interim Director of the Digital Education Service, you will be responsible for leadership of activity in support of innovation and engagement with internal audiences and external partners, as well as leadership of our award-winning media production and creative team supporting a wide range of projects. You will work closely with other members of the Service’s Executive Group to ensure the Digital Education Service delivers on the University’s strategic aims and objectives, and continues to keep Leeds at the forefront of digital education in the sector. 

As Interim Head of Engagement and Innovation, you will be responsible for leadership and management of four service functions across the Digital Education Service, including direct line management of four senior managers. These include Engagement and Communications, Evaluation and Insight, Media Production and Creative, and External Partnerships. 

You will have excellent strategic leadership skills with an ability to motivate and inspire others to deliver excellence. You also will be a skilled communicator with a proven ability to build and develop effective working relationships and networks.


What we offer in return

And much more!  

If you thrive on working in a complex environment and are seeking an exciting opportunity to make a real difference in a world class organisation, then this is the role for you. 


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

Megan Kime, Interim Director of Digital Education Service 

Email: [email protected]  

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Digital Education Service
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 9
Salary:  £51,799 to £60,022 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Fixed term for 12 months (to provide temporary cover))
Release Date:  Monday 25 July 2022
Closing Date:  Thursday 11 August 2022
Reference:  CSDLS1213


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.