The Continuous Improvement service manages the improvement methodologies across King’s, manages critical improvement or design projects, builds capability across the organisation and assures the quality of any improvements being implemented.
The role sits in the Transformation team within the well-regarded Strategy, Planning & Analytics Directorate (SPA). We support the senior leadership with effective strategy execution, driving sustainable improvements to our core business, and addressing major risks and issues. The team has delivered some of the most progressive programmes of work in the sector on education and research transformation and new ways of working.
Our remit includes delivering a portfolio of change and implementation projects; defining methodologies and standards for project and programme management, change management and process improvement; and building organisational capacity. We also play a role in overseeing the institution’s project and programme portfolio.
We're a big-hearted energetic team, striving to deliver meaningful change in the university. Universities are exciting places where magic happens and lives are changed. We are passionate about making a difference.
The successful candidate will join a supportive and forward-thinking team. You’ll be given lots of autonomy over your time, ownership of work and trust in your capability but with plenty of help where needed. Other benefits of working here include:
• Hybrid working model - in SPA you can choose how much time you want to spend on campus (currently a minimum of 5 days a month)
• 27 days holidays plus 3 additional days at Christmas
• Laptop and if needed home office equipment
• Access to learning and development tools such as LinkedIn Learning and the entire library catalogue including magazine, journal and newspaper subscriptions
In addition to the Associate Director, Continuous Improvement. We’re also recruiting for an Operating Model Design Programme Manager and Associate Director, Transformation Programmes
About the role
The Associate Director, Continuous Improvement role sits within the University’s Transformation team, reporting to the Director of Transformation within the Strategy, Planning & Analytics Directorate (SPA).
The post holder will lead the Continuous Improvement service to drive lasting benefits for our staff and students. They will be the focal point for providing advise on suitable approaches and manage a team of Continuous Improvement Managers.
To increase a culture of Continuous Improvement, the post holder will be responsible for ensuring capability is built across King’s. This may include the defining & delivery of appropriate training and engagement approaches; building a network of improvement champions and ensuring a suite of appropriate toolkits are available for all colleagues.
Drawing on various improvement and design methodologies, the postholder will work flexibly to ensure the delivery of improvement and design work, which may also involve directly delivering key improvement programmes.
Being an expert in Continuous Improvement, the postholder will provide appropriate advice and guidance to a broad range from leadership, teams or individuals.
This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.
This is a full-time post.