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Director of Education & Student Services, University of Bath

The University of Bath is a globally recognised institution with over 17,000 students from 130 countries. It is one of the most innovative and high performing universities in the UK. Consistently ranked in the Top 10 in the country and with a strong international profile, it has an ambitious agenda for the future. With a strong local presence, respected national profile and a broad international outlook, this is a university with ambition. The University now seeks to appoint a new Director of Education & Student Services. This is a new role that shall report directly into the Chief Operating Officer. The postholder will play a critical role in transforming the University’s professional services and in sustaining Bath’s excellent professional support for students and academic staff. 


The Director of Education & Student Services has a broad role and will be responsible for the operation of the following Educational and Student Services: Academic Registry; Recruitment and Admissions; University Library; the Centre for Learning & Teaching; the Doctoral College; the Skills Centre; Careers; and will line-manage the Director of Student Services who will oversee Student Services and the Student Policy and Safeguarding Unit.


The Director will ensure that the functions of the services meet the needs of the University as set by the Pro-Vice-Chancellors and seek to ensure that the strategic academic ambitions of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deans are fully supported. They will work across the full breadth of these services to create connections and foster collaboration between the central University and faculty administrations. They will empower the members of their team and represent their views at the highest levels within Bath. The incoming Director shall identify opportunities to modernise and reform ways of working within the University. They shall foster and maintain Bath’s culture of high performance and strong collegiality.


This is an exciting opportunity to join the University of Bath at an important moment in its history.


Candidate Pack




To apply, please send a full curriculum vitae and a covering letter outlining how you meet the job description and person specification to by 12 noon on the 24th of September 2021. 



The University of Bath values diversity and is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity. The University welcomes expressions of interest and applications from candidates from all communities and diversity of backgrounds.