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Retained Executive Director of Executive Education – The Møller Institute


Competitive salary + bonus + benefits

The Møller Institute Churchill College University of Cambridge, renowned for delivering world-class executive education programmes, is actively seeking an accomplished Executive Director to join their Senior Management Team. In this pivotal role, you will play a key part in shaping strategic development and business planning. Reporting directly to the CEO, you will assume operational leadership, driving excellence in the Institute’s Executive Education business.

Industry  Executive Education


Duration  Full Time

Type  Permanent

Start Date  ASAP


Executive Director: Key responsibilities


  • Actively contribute to strategy development and business planning processes
  • Act as a role model to promote and uphold the Institute’s values of Transparency, Respect, Generosity, Integrity, Ingenuity
  • Provide input and feedback into the overall strategic, operating and financial plans for the Institute
  • Act as a guide and mentor to team members across the Institute’s various business groups
  • Be an Active member or Deputise for the CEO on committees / Boards and College working groups as required
  • Provide direction and or feedback as required in relation to the Institute’s operating Policies and Procedures
  • Membership of recruitment and disciplinary panels from time to time as recommended by the Director of Finance and Shared Services
  • Shape and Support the Institute’s business development activities
  • Functional leadership of the Client Development Team driving the delivery of the Institute’s Client and Business Development strategies and activities
  • Identification of commercial and strategic partnerships
  • Development of stakeholder relationships with commercial, educational and government partners
  • Supporting the management of the Institute’s Associate Network – making recommendations to the Director Education and Leadership Development and the CEO for consideration by the Education Standard Committee for Nominations, Performance Management and Renewal processes
  • Performance Monitoring – of all direct reports
  • To manage workloads, workflow and staffing levels to ensure a consistent level of productivity is maintained.

Executive Director: Skills/experience


  • Significant experience of designing and delivering outstanding Executive Education programmes is highly desirable but not essential
  • Background in professional services is desirable
  • Experience working with subject matter experts
  • Strong understanding of long-term client relationship management
  • Commitment to continuous personal and professional development
  • Line management experience and leadership qualities
  • A background in goal oriented B2B sales
  • Substantial, demonstrable experience of proposal writing and negotiating agreement/contracts
  • Experience of budget and Profit & Loss management
  • Sound understanding of the challenges faced at senior levels of organisations across charity, non-profit and for-profit international organisations
  • Highly motivated, articulate, flexible, organised. Able to work in a team but comfortable operating autonomously
  • Growth mindset.


A competitive salary, bonus, and benefits package is offered.


How to apply


Telfer Partners are retained to handle this opportunity. To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to referencing TP 873 or call +44(0)1223632512 for a confidential discussion. Early applications are preferred.


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