Director of Growth, Innovation & Strategic Projects

Director of Growth, Innovation & Strategic Projects

Up to £61,818 per annum. 35 hours per week.

This is an excellent career opportunity to join the Senior Management Team at Suffolk New College. This role will require you to identify and lead on projects which help to grow and develop the College. Experience of identifying growth opportunities and successfully writing bid/grant applications is essential.

This is an exciting period of growth and development for the College and the sector, and this role will work with colleagues internally and externally to maximise opportunities available. The projects you will be involved in are both revenue and capital, in some cases large scale projects.

Reporting to the Vice Principal, but also working closely with the Deputy Principal, you will pro-actively find ways to grow the College. You will therefore need to be able to demonstrate:

  • Strategic vision with the ability to achieve operational outputs and impact;
  • Ability to network and influence;
  • Experience of successfully winning and delivering grants and projects;
  • Able to work to tight deadlines, project manage and meet requirements of funding;
  • Understanding of the further education sector and curriculum;
  • Creative, innovative and solution focused approaches, with a focus on the core objectives of the college which is to deliver an exceptional student experience.

You should also hold a relevant degree or professional qualification, maths and English at level 2 or equivalent. Ideally you will also hold a professional management qualification, and project management training/skills.

This post is based at Suffolk New College, Ipswich Campus. However, Suffolk New College is a multi-campus site therefore you will be required to work at and travel between campuses.

Closing date: Monday 2nd August 2021 at 12:00 noon

Assessment Centre date:
Part 1: To be undertaken remotely on Monday 9th August am
Part 2: Tuesday 10th August 2021*

*The assessment process will be held onsite at Ipswich campus; all candidates will be required to undertake a lateral flow test prior to arrival.

Please click here for the Job Description.

Please click here for the Job Application Form.

Completed applications can be sent to or posted to Human Resources, Suffolk New College, Ipswich, IP4 1LT. Candidates who have been selected for interview will be contacted by a member of the HR team via email. If you do not hear from us then please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As part of our on-going commitment to Equality and Diversity, Suffolk New College guarantee to short list all applicants from a black or ethnic minority group who meet the essential criteria and all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria. All appointments are subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.


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