University Clerk

Kingston Upon Thames (City/Town), London (Greater)
01 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
29 Jun 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Kingston University, London

University Clerk

With a community of over 17,000 students from over 140 countries and 2,000 staff, Kingston University offers an extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses to equip its students with the skills and knowledge they will need in the 21st Century’s demanding workplace. The University is a growing force in research and a pioneer in entrepreneurship. It aims to develop potential, transform lives and improve the world around it. It does this through a creative approach to education that has practical outcomes benefitting people and communities.

We are now seeking to appoint a University Clerk to lead our governance, compliance and legal activities. The University Clerk is the senior governance officer in the University and acts as a trusted adviser to the Board, the Vice-Chancellor and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, providing a link between governance and executive functions. The University Clerk also leads the University’s governance, legal and compliance and health and safety teams, responsible for ensuring institutional compliance with the requirements of the Office for Students, and other regulators which are active in the higher education sector.

Our ideal candidate will have board-level governance advisory experience and a background in managing legal and compliance services – preferably in higher education. Outstanding communication skills, judgement and knowledge of governance and compliance matters are essential. Our successful candidate will also be an experienced manager with strong analytical abilities, and will be confident and influential in board settings and when working with senior colleagues.

This role presents the opportunity to lead the governance and compliance agenda in a University that is progressive and ambitious.

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For a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Anderson Quigley: Elliott Rae on +44 (0)7584 078 534.

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 29th June 2020.

Kingston University values the diversity of its student and staff body and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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