University Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer

London (Greater) (GB)
Monday, 13 January 2020
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Friday, 14 February 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of East London is a vibrant and diverse university located in Stratford and Royal Albert Dock, at the heart of the industrial and creative shift east. We are implementing a new strategy, Vision 2028, to transform our curriculum and partnerships to make a positive difference to student, graduate and community success.

We have over 17,000 students who are a microcosm of creative diversity, representing 150 different nationalities. Our goal is to become the leading careers-focused, enterprising university in the UK, one which both prepares our students for the jobs of the future and ensures that our students have the skills, emotional intelligence and creativity necessary to adapt to a constantly-evolving world and its technology.

We are now seeking an exceptional individual to join us as University Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer, working directly to the Vice-Chancellor & President and to the Chair of the Board, leading governance, legal and compliance matters across the institution.

The University Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer is a member of the University Executive Board (UEB) and will act as Clerk to the Board of Governors, responsible for delivering professional, effective and efficient service to the Board and its committees and ensuring compliance with the University’s system of governance and the higher education regulatory framework. The University Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer will work with the Board and the UEB to position UEL as an exemplar of governance best practice. The University Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer will also lead the legal team, which provides legal advice to the Board and manages institutional compliance.

We are seeking to appoint a specialist in governance, ideally with experience of the higher education sector. The successful candidate will bring significant experience of supporting boards and developing good governance and will be an outstanding communicator, able to persuade and influence at the highest levels and advise on a broad range of governance, legal and compliance issues.

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For a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Anderson Quigley: Elliott Rae on +44 (0)7584 078 534 or Sophie Rees on +44(0)7719 313 982.

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 14th February 2020.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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