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JOB VACANCY

Director of Education Services

About the Role

Education changes lives forever. It broadens horizons, breaks down barriers, and fires imaginations. We are committed to uncompromising standards, freedom of expression, and the enrichment of lives through education. This is our motivation, our purpose, and our mission. It is why 100% of the money we make is reinvested into education and research. It is why all 6,000 of us in 52 countries care deeply about reaching more people, in more places, with world-class learning and research materials and services.

Our Oxford Education (OE) division seeks a Director of Education Services to bring expertise in leading the divisional vision and strategy for Assessment, Professional Development and Impact educational services. You’ll lead and build the strategy, infrastructure and capabilities required by OE to deliver successful, distinctive and competitive educational services worldwide. This is a fantastic time to take up this role and make your mark in shaping the division going forward.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Directing and overseeing all aspects of our assessment strategy, plans, products and operations
  • Directing and overseeing all aspects of our professional development strategy, products, services and provision
  • Lead on product impact globally for the Press
  • Shape the global and business unit sales and marketing plans for assessment and professional development, working closely with the business units
  • Identifying new channels and partnerships to increase the reach and footprint of the OE offering for assessment

About You

To be successful in this role with require collaborative relationships, and the highest standards of professional and ethical business practices. You’ll also have the following:

  • Working technical understanding and experience in developing and managing Assessment products and services, including the psychometric elements, assessment delivery and risk management.
  • Experience and understanding of how instructional models, pedagogy and product design affect classroom practice and impact on the learner and teacher.
  • Commercial success in developing and delivering services for education, including assessment and professional development.
  • Proven team leadership, management, negotiating, and influencing skills at a senior level, with strong financial management skills.
  • Proven partnership development and stakeholder management in the Assessment, Professional Development or Impact fields, at an international level.
  • Experience in leading, motivating and providing strategic direction to large, matrixed global teams, underpinned by an understanding of different educational domains, markets and product contexts.
  • Experience in effecting change and influencing high-level stakeholders in shifting to new ways of working
  • Experience in working in a complex global matrix structure

Queries

Please contact claire.rees@oup.com with any queries relating to this role.

GJC Level: 9 (for internal use only)

Diversity

We are committed to supporting diversity in our workforce, and ensuring an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive. We seek to employ a workforce representative of the markets that we serve and encourage applications from all.


 
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OUP UK - Oxford
Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
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  • Division:
    Oxford Education
  • Department:
    Oxford Education Central Management
  • Closing Date:
    19 June 2019
  • Salary:
    Dependent on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
  • Ref:
    1176
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