Dear Applicant!

TEAM University appreciates your interest to join our professional team.

We are looking for open minded, talented and motivated professionals eager to contribute to the development of our critically thinking, entrepreneurial graduates.

We believe that together we can make a difference and provide high-quality education to our students.

Join our TEAM here (should link to the list of vacancies) or send your CV to


Selection process

Stage 1: Shortlisting.

HR department reviews all CVs and only shortlisted candidates are invited to the interview.

Stage 2: First Interview

Shortlisted candidates are invited for the interview with HR representative and the head of relevant department at TEAM

Stage3: Second Interview

Candidates who successfully pass the first interview are invited for the second round with the management of the University

Stage 4: The decision is made by panel and communicated to the candidate.

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work as a key member of the University’s Executive Team, playing a central role in the development and implementation of the University’s Strategic Plan. 
  • Develop and deliver the strategy for diversification of income, value for money and return on investment across the University, in collaboration with other members of the executive management. 
  • Lead on the design, development and service delivery of the University’s professional services which underpin effective operations in both corporate and academic units. This includes the inception and management of strategic change programmes aligned with the University’s over-arching objectives and plans. 
  • Lead on improving organisational efficiency and competitiveness through the effective management of our physical and digital resources and corporate services, working  closely with other members of the Executive. 
  • Directly responsible for the leadership of Finance, Facilities Management, Marketing, Sales and Information systems. 
  • Drive high performance across the operations portfolio, ensuring collaborative working and clear accountability. Ensure confidence in the services provided. 
  • Provide information, insight and advice to senior leaders across the University on efficiency of operations, enabling them to optimize their own areas of responsibility. 
  • Lead and develop the University’s investment planning, capital plan and estates management, optimizing returns, facilitating institutional priorities and providing institutional assurance. 
  • Lead the University’s strategy for the planning, investment and administration of marketing and student recruitment, aligning it to support the University’s strategic priorities and opportunities. 
  • Working closely with HR to establish key metrics of efficiency for all management members. 
  • Identify and evaluate resourcerelated risks, developing options and strategies to manage and mitigate risk with courage and insight, incorporating them in the institutional risk register where appropriate. The COO will also take the lead on finance-related internal audit matters, working with the University’s internal auditors in liaison with the University Registrar and associated governance committees 
  • Build and maintain positive relations with all top management members ensuring constructive and participative engagement on both strategic matters and those which fall directly under the remit of this role. 
  • Develop the University’s profile with external stakeholders in order to make it more visible, representing the University with partners and at events, and liaising with external stakeholders, in the local, regional, national and international arenas 
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Rector or the Board of Trustees.

Person Specification

  • Expert knowledge of strategic leadership, business and management, as evidenced through post-graduate qualifications 
  • Strong applied knowledge of financial and resource planning, performance management, service delivery, sales and marketing and estates management at an organisational level, as evidenced through training and experience 
  • A comprehensive understanding of Higher Education purpose, governance, funding and markets 
  • A strong career track record of leading, delivering and developing diverse professional services which underpin a large and complex organisation 
  • Experience in transforming processes, systems, data, culture, and skills to deliver competitive advantage 
  • An experienced senior manager confident in working at Board level to lead strategy, manage risk, drive performance and engage internal and external stakeholders 
  • Experience of designing, delivering and evaluating major projects 
  • Experience of coordinating and assuring complex capital and revenue budgets, physical and digital resources, and business planning processes, which are strategically aligned across the institution 
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills to engage diverse stakeholders effectively with complex issues and ideas 
  • Ability to build effective partnerships and collaborations between individuals and stakeholder groups, engendering shared purpose and the opportunity and motivation to achieve objectives. 
  • Change leadership and management impacting strategy, operations and culture 
  • Ability to optimize business operations in the current digital Environment. Confident, evidence based decision making, balancing opportunity and risk 
  • Strategic planning and implementation, including comprehensive project management skills 
  • A creative, solution-focused approach to solving complex problems 
  • A strong customer service ethos and high quality standards 
  • Values diversity and difference, operates with integrity and openness, and encourages collegiality through an engaging leadership style