The Colleges and Student Experience Division is led by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Colleges and Student Experience), who is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the University's Colleges and Experience Durham, which co-ordinates University sport, staff and student volunteering and outreach, student theatre and music.
A key part of the Durham wider student experience strategy is ensuring all students have the opportunity to spend at least part of their time at university in residence in one of our colleges. We consider it of particular importance for new undergraduate first years to live, work, eat and socialise together as part of a community of learning. Most of our college residences have undergraduates from all years living alongside postgraduates and visiting university fellows. We also offer those postgraduate students who would prefer it, the opportunity to reside in a postgraduate only community at Ustinov College.
The University is embarking on an ambitious programme of residential development over the next ten years. This will comprise an accelerated and comprehensive maintenance schedule alongside the building of four to six new colleges to ensure Durham can meet the aim of having at least 50% of its student population in University managed accommodation by 2027.
The purpose of the role is to deliver operational vision and leadership for the University’s residential operations along with the management of assurance teams that enable operations across: the Colleges, Experience Durham (ED) and Catering.
The post holder will provide leadership and assurance for all aspects of WSE operations including financial management, statutory compliance, human resources, health and safety, housekeeping, security, reception, ground maintenance, catering and all other aspects of operational services. They will ensure that a coherent and consistent service operates seamlessly and holistically in support of the student experience and wellbeing – particularly integrating with those who deliver wellbeing and support services.
This is a full time and permanent post.
Closing date: 31 January 2019 at 12pm midday