Jobs at Goldsmiths

Jobs at Goldsmiths

Short Courses and Training Manager

Research and Enterprise Office
Vacancy Type
Full Time
46,947 - 53,809
Actual Hours
Contact Details
Jennie San
Posted Date
Closing Date
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An exciting opportunity has come up to join the Research and Enterprise Department at Goldsmiths, University of London. Goldsmiths is a campus-based university located in the London Borough of Lewisham. The Research and Enterprise Department facilitate the University’s innovative research and knowledge exchange activities. We're looking for inspiring and talented people to help build on our global reputation while also growing personally in a true learning organisation.


About this role

The post holder will be responsible for the continued income growth and management of the university’s portfolio of unaccredited short courses and proactively develop Goldsmiths’ offer of executive training. A strong focus on operational efficiency and commercial viability, and an understanding of learning design and evaluation is critical to this post.

 The role requires entrepreneurial thinking and commercial acumen combined with strong communication skills, methodical approach and developed leadership abilities preferably gained in a complex, matrix management environment. Experience in identifying, assessing and developing appropriate new business opportunities, particularly in a training environment, knowledge of the short courses London competitor markets and the ability to rapidly gain the trust of senior academic staff is essential. The post holder will have line management responsibility for two members of staff and will be expected to produce regular financial reports, business cases and formal papers for internal committees, working groups and the Senior Management Team.

 While the post holder will take particular responsibility for Short Courses and Executive Training programmes, s/he will be expected to work effectively as part of the broader department, sharing management information on external contacts and opportunities to support the development of business engagement, consultancy and contracts, as well as contributing where appropriate to broader department priorities. The post holder will also act as an advocate for the benefits of Knowledge Exchange activities and assist academic departments to identify and develop potential new courses and training opportunities.

 We are seeking a self-starter, ideally with an established track record of working in in a knowledge exchange, target-driven context. The post-holder should have initiative and be able to hit the ground running. Flexible and versatile, your proven project management skills together with experience of collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders within and outside academia will enable you to rapidly build effective relationships based on trust and mutual respect with our external and internal partners.