Senior Adviser Leadership and Organisational Development

Full TimePermanent
  • Post Date: October 14, 2021
  • Apply Before: November 7, 2021
Job Description

In the Advance HE Strategy 2021-2024 we have six commitments which guide our work, ensuring we deliver what matters most. One of these commitments is to ‘Transform leadership for a new world’. The role of Senior Adviser – Leadership and Organisational Development will play a key part in meeting this commitment. Full details about our Strategy are here: Advance HE Strategy 2021 – 2024 | Advance HE (

This role will work alongside colleagues and associates across Advance HE to provide input to the diagnosis, design and implementation of high quality and impactful solutions and outputs for strategic consultancy and team and individual leadership development.

​The Senior Adviser supports the Assistant Director to ensure the successful delivery of the Operations Plan utilising resources effectively and efficiently whilst actively promoting the values and culture of the organisation.

The Senior Adviser’s primary responsibilities will include:

  • To contribute knowledge, insights and delivery relevant for leadership, organisational development and strategic consultancy;
  • To work with a significant degree of autonomy to deliver strategic consultancy projects, programmes and events, including some international work and contribute to the design and delivery of high profile/complex programmes and events;
  • To assist in the preparation of content for contracts, programmes, tenders, etc at proposal stages and support business development as required;
  • To implement the integration of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), leadership, governance and management (LGM) and learning and teaching (L&T) practice within their areas of expertise;

Further information including the full job description for this role can be found here.

A full list of our vacancies is on our website

About Advance HE:

Advance HE works globally to help higher education shape its future. We bring together HE-focused expertise from across our entire sector in teaching and learning; equality, diversity and inclusion; leadership and governance, to help universities to deliver a world-class experience for their students. We do this through the provision of specialist knowledge and resources, externally recognised benchmarking and recognition schemes, and a member-focused, collaborative approach.

What we offer:

This is a permanent, full time role. However, this role would also be suitable to undertake on a job-share arrangement or as a secondment for a minimum of 2 years. We ask candidates to indicate if either of these arrangements form the basis for their application on their application form.

Full time hours are 35 hours per week.

This is a home-based role with regular travel within the UK and occasionally internationally.

At Advance HE you will be working with great people who are passionate about what they do. We provide a wide range of benefits to all our staff including a generous pension with USS; enhanced family leave benefits, 27 days’ annual leave, 8 bank holidays plus up to an additional 4 days over the Christmas and New Year period, cycle to work loans, a paid volunteering day, and flexibility around working hours.

How to apply:

To apply for this position please review the full job details and download and complete our application form here. Further information about this job and other vacancies can be found on our website:

Closing date: 7 November 2021

Interview date: Likely to be w/c 15 November 2021

Advance HE is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We are also committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture; for instance, through our Race Action Group. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in our sector and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. We are particularly keen to receive applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic people.