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Director of Sport

£80,000 - £90,000

UK / West Midlands

Higher Education Professional Services



Hayley Mintern
020 3962 9900

Hayley is a Business Director at Management Recruitment Group  and joined in 2015. She is responsible for our Education Commercial Services Division based in our London Office. After spending six years at the Rugby Football Union within education development, delivering a numb


Job Description

REF: 15560
Posted: 19 August 2020
Closes: 20 September 2020

Join an industry leading team that places excellence at the heart of everything we do.

With more than 8,000 staff and 36,000 students, and a turnover of c.£700m the University of Birmingham is a leading Russell Group University. Our heritage as the UK’s original ‘redbrick’ and civic university, is combined with one of the most compelling and ambitious agendas in higher education. Quite simply, at Birmingham we make things happen. Home to world-class researchers whose work on everything from new cancer treatments to harnessing the power of atoms for future energy sources makes a real difference to people’s lives - the university provide innovative solutions to big problems. We think, recruit and compete worldwide. The stunning, 300 acre Edgbaston campus is iconic.

Campus Services employs over 1100 staff and has a turnover exceeding £60m in the last financial year. Sport plays a unique and significant role in the quality of the student, staff and visitor experience at the University of Birmingham.

We are now looking for an outstanding candidate to provide leadership across our sport, fitness and wellbeing agenda. You will be an outstanding leader with a passion for realising the potential of sport to have an impact on our students, staff and wider community. You will have previous senior management experience within a complex environment. You will also have the ability to lead and manage staff effectively in order to provide a first-class service. Experience of managing large budgets and generating income commercially is essential, as is experience of developing and embedding strategies across a large function. It requires a blend of strategic and commercial acumen, academic empathy, and strategic people leadership capability, to create an environment in which the diverse team can thrive and excel.

With a genuine commitment to continual service improvement, you will possess strong organisational, analytical and problem solving skills and have the ability to work proactively, using a high level of initiative. You will be an excellent communicator and have the ability to work collaboratively and across boundaries and to influence and negotiate effectively to achieve successful outcomes.

To arrange a confidential discussion and to request the full briefing particulars, please Hayley Mintern ( ) of The Management Recruitment Group via email or on 020 8892 0115.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 20th September.

University of Birmingham - Director of Sport