Jos Finer

Mr Jos Finer


University of St Andrews

Job title

Head of Organisational and Staff Development


Jos has been involved in people development for over 25 years, working in various roles in the private sector, local government, the NHS, industry and higher education.  These roles have included 10 years' experience managing the training function in a national organisation, and extensive experience in management development, organisational development, employee involvement, staff opinion research, and managing accredited qualification programmes.  Jos has British Psychological Society level A and B (intermediate) certificates in Psychometric assessment and holds post-graduate qualifications in training and development and training management.

In his current role Jos manages a team of staff developers which has operational responsibility for coordinating and delivering professional and career development activities for support staff, research staff and academic staff.

Jos is also originator and project lead for SUMAC, the web-based data management system for mentoring and coaching schemes which has been developed at the University of St Andrews and is now in use with around 30 UK HEIs.