Director of Executive Education

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7087129 (Ref.No. LUBSC1559)
Posted: October 14, 2021

Job Description

Are you a pro-active and influential professional with significant senior level experience who can help to develop and implement the executive and professional education strategy for the Faculty of Business?  Can you provide strategic vision, direction and leadership for the development of the Centre for Executive Education?

You will work with the Centre for Executive and Professional Education (CEPE) and Leeds University Business School academics to promote all continuing professional development programmes.  Working with the Director of External Engagement you will develop, implement and monitor plans for the development of CEPE and support the development of projects to meet these objectives.  You will oversee the development of collaborations with other University schools and departments such as Nexus to deliver activities.

This role is engaging with corporate, industry, and public sector partners to develop, facilitate, and engage lifelong learners.  This type of external engagement is not only a pivotal part of the refreshed LUBS strategy, but is a cornerstone of the University’s ambition.  

The person will be responsible for the strategic direction of CEPE, line managing the different areas related to open programmes, custom programmes, and credit-bearing programmes.  The person will have to lead and develop further business in line with the anticipated and expected growth in professional education.

If you thrive on working in a complex environment this is an exciting opportunity for you to make a real difference in a world-class organisation.

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

Professor Sarah Underwood, Director of External Engagement, email: 


Professor Edgar Meyer, Deputy Dean, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Business
School/Institute:  Leeds University Business School
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 9
Salary:  £51,799 to £60,022 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Wednesday 13 October 2021
Closing Date:  Wednesday 10 November 2021
Interview Date:  Friday 26 November 2021
Reference:  LUBSC1559

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.