Head of Secretariat

Oxford, Oxfordshire (GB)
06 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Oxford Brookes University
£51,630 - £58,089
Ref: 059251
Vice Chancellor’s Office

Oxford Brookes University is the UK's most successful modern university and has embarked on a range of ambitious change programmes.

Its robust financial position and recent developments put the University in a good position to capitalise on the challenges and opportunities of the current Higher Education landscape.

We are currently seeing to appoint a Head of Secretariat to lead our governance function.

Reporting directly into the Registrar and Chief Operating Officer (who is also Clerk to the Board of Governors) we are now looking for a suitably experienced and qualified individual to fulfil the duties of this role.

In addition to undertaking a wider remit of providing advice on governance and associated compliance across the University, the postholder will ensure good practice and maintenance of up-to-date policies and compliance. The postholder will also play a key role in ensuring the effective operation of formal decision-making processes across the University and ensuring that they are fit for the future.

The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of UK Higher Education governance with a demonstrable record of achievement in this area.

In addition to the requisite educational qualifications, the ability to develop and manage relationships at all levels, and influence senior colleagues and stakeholders is paramount. Additionally, experience of committee and agenda management is vital.

To arrange an informal conversation regarding the role, or for other enquiries, please contact Chris Campbell-Kelly, PA to the Registrar and Chief Operating/Support Officer to the Head of Secretariat (ccampbell-kelly@brookes.ac.uk, 01865 484 809). 

Please attach your CV along with a short covering letter (no more than two sides of A4) including details of your most recent salary and explaining your suitability for the role. Please ensure you quote the position reference number on all documentation submitted.

Interviews will be held on 10th December 2018

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