Chief Executive Officer

Recruiter
LONDON HIGHER
Location
London (GB)
Posted
21 Apr 2020
End of advertisement period
25 May 2020
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

London Higher

Chief Executive Officer

London Higher is the membership body representing over 40 higher education (HE) institutions in London. Our members range from some of the UK’s largest multi-faculty Universities to specialist institutions.  All are linked by a commitment to excellence, serve the needs of society and students, and are headquartered in London.  London Higher sets out to be a convener, communicator and campaigner for and on behalf of members.

A new Chief Executive is now sought to take up position in the Autumn.  In a period of unprecedented change and challenge in the Higher Education sector, the appointee will provide vital leadership and develop the organisation to meet the changing needs of its member institutions.  The Chief Executive will lead and shape the development and delivery of a shared vision and identity and unite all the member organisations behind it.  The Chief Executive reports to the Chair of London Higher, currently Professor Paul Layzell, Principal of Royal Holloway, University of London and will work with the Board to develop and deliver a strategic plan and vision for the coming years.  London Higher has a turnover of circa £1.4mn and 21 staff. 

Ideal candidates will be inspirational and strategic leaders with exemplary relationship-building skills. They must understand the political landscape and policy environment and have experience of representing an organisation publicly to the media and a wide range of audiences. The successful candidate will demonstrate effective networking, influencing and negotiating skills, and will bring a constructive, positive and balanced approach. They must be good listeners who can broker conversations and rapidly gain credibility with others.  A background in Higher Education is not essential, but candidates must be able to grasp the complexity of the sector quickly.

For more information, including details of how to apply, please visit www.minervasearch.com/londonhigher or email londonhigher@minervasearch.com. The closing date for receipt of applications is 25th May 2020.    

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