Are you the missing piece of our SDF?

by Rossana Espinoza 0

An exciting role available at the SDF

The Staff Development Forum is a not-for-profit charitable organisation, which represents and works with and for staff and organisational developers in Higher Education (HE) to enhance the efficiency, effectiveness and organisational performance of the sector and its workforce. Founded in 2004, and financially supported by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE), the SDF is a nationally recognised and regionally representative network.

The role of Deputy Chair to the SDF will become vacant in November 2017. To ensure continuity in role, we would like to seek a replacement prior to the hand-over date.

The responsibilities of the Deputy Chair will be similar to those of the Chair. The Deputy Chair will deputise for the Chair on specific occasions and, on the basis of agreement with the Chair, undertake specific tasks on behalf of the SDF.

  • Attendance at National Conference fully funded by the SDF, inc. accommodation

  • ALL travel expenses paid when representing the SDF at regional meetings or National Conference

  • Opportunity to influence the direction of future SDF initiatives

  • A commitment to the development of others in key to the role.

  • Excellent career development opportunity. Management experience is NOT a pre-cursor to the role.

For further information about the role please download Deputy Chair Vacancy details.

To learn about what is like to work for the SDF, read “For the future of the SDF community, everyone’s contribution counts”, an interview with Emily, our former SDF secretary.

CLOSING DATE for applications: Friday 18th August 2017.


Kindest regards


Dr. Rossana Espinoza
SDF Communications officer