Director of Product and Operations (Internal, fixed term)

University of Nottingham

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University of Nottingham Online
Location:  University Park

£56,048 to £68,871
per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Wednesday 02 August 2023
Reference:  VCO319023


This vacancy is open
to employees of the University of Nottingham only.

Secondment Opportunity: Director of Product and Operations – University of Nottingham Online (UoNO)    

The University of Nottingham Online (UoNO) is one of the key vehicles by which it will achieve its ambition of becoming ‘a university without borders’. UoNO will generate new revenue streams for the University by engaging a diverse constituency of learners seeking an alternative to an on-campus learning experience. It will leverage the University’s global reach and reputation to attract new potential learners; connecting with those who wish to engage online with our product suites comprising world-leading programmes, continuing professional development and lifelong learning opportunities. 

The Director of Product and Operations is an exciting opportunity to help shape the development, implementation, and delivery of UoNO. As a member of UoNO’s Senior Leadership Team, you will work in close collaboration with the CEO and Academic Director to ensure the development and delivery of a world-class, online learning experience for all UoNO’s learners. You will have an in depth understanding of online learning and an ability to apply this technically to support the development and delivery of tailored online learning platforms and digital ecosystems with the vision, enthusiasm and commitment required to build the UoNO into a recognised leader in online learning in the UK and beyond. 

The post is offered on a full time (36.25 hours per week), fixed term contract until 31 August 2026. Job share arrangements may be considered. It is open to colleagues in all job families. 

To find out more about this exciting opportunity, including the role profile and person specification, please see below for the role profile. 

The application requires you to submit your CV and a short statement (no more than 800 words) outlining how you meet the requirements of the role as outlined in the role profile. Applicants must indicate that they have discussed this opportunity with their HoS/D or an appropriate line manager and that they have their support.

Requests for secondment from internal candidates may
be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your
current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are
already undertaking a secondment role.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Sarah O’Hara, CEO UoNO Sarah.O’[email protected]. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see our Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge webpages.

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