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Head of Business Improvement

Strategic Planning and Change

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £56,555 per annum - including London Allowance
This is the expected starting salary for this post however appointment at a higher point may be made for candidates who demonstrate exceptional skills and experience relevant to the role.
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Friday 09 June 2023
Reference:  0523-227

Full Time, Permanent

Applications are invited for the post of Head of Business Improvement in the Strategic Planning team.

Royal Holloway, University of London, is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities. Awarded silver ranking in the most recent Teaching and Student Outcomes Excellence Framework, we are consistently first among the University of London institutions for student satisfaction. Our student population is a mix of UK and International students with a wide range of diverse backgrounds. 

The university is already on an exciting journey of transformation and change as part of the current strategic plan. We are looking for an experienced leader to play a key role in the Strategic Planning team. The Head of Business Improvement will fill a new key role within the Strategy Implementation Unit, who sit within the Strategic Planning directorate. The role will ensure alignment with the IT & Strategic Planning functions, in tandem with the Head of Strategy Implementation who oversees project management within the Unit. The post holder will be responsible for the leadership and management of a small team of Business Analysts. The role is responsible for prioritising effort and driving business change across the University to deliver our strategic objectives. 

You will be accomplished in managing relationships with key partners and internal stakeholders. A proficient and skilled leader, you will directly manage a small team of staff focused on change and improvement for the College. 

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including generous annual leave and training and development opportunities.   This is a full-time post based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Alison Wallis, on 

For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Royal Holloway recognises the importance of helping its employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements.  We are happy to consider a request for flexible working for this post including part time, job share or compressed working hours. 

Please quote the reference: 0523-227

Closing Date: 23:59, 9 June 2023

Interview Date: 15 June 2023

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

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The university has adopted hybrid working for some roles therefore some remote working may be possible for this role.

Royal Holloway is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and encourages applications from all people regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, parental status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or trans status or history. More information on our structures and initiatives around EDI, including information on staff diversity networks, can be found on our Equality and Diversity Intranet page.



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