University Secretary

Egham, Surrey
£55,487 to £67,712 per annum - including London Allowance
21 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Principal's Office Senior Staff

Location: Egham
Salary: £55,487 to £67,712 per annum - including London Allowance
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 12 April 2023
Reference: 0223-068

Full-Time, Permanent

Applications are invited for the post of University Secretary in the Executive Office & Secretariat.

Royal Holloway is looking to appoint a University Secretary, who would be responsible for the effective governance of the University, ensuring the highest standards of corporate governance in line with our Statutes, Standing Orders and evolving practice within the higher education sector.

This is a new role responsible for developing and operating robust, holistic and efficient frameworks for Council & University governance that comply with the regulatory conditions required by the Office for Students, the funding bodies and other regulators in the UK nations and which support effective and timely decision-making across the institution and ensure clear accountabilities for implementation and delivery of agreed actions.

Candidates should bring significant experience working in a governance function in a complex organisation building effective internal and external working relationships and cross-team working. Candidates should have strong communications skills and demonstrate integrity, confidentiality and flexibility.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The post holder may be required to work at any of the locations at which the business of Royal Holloway is conducted, including the central London campus.

The post is mainly based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London. 

For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Please quote the reference: 0223-068

Closing Date: 23:59, Wednesday 12 April 2023 

Interview Dates:

  • Informal Interviews with Chair of Council: Tuesday 25 April 2023
  • Final Interviews: Wednesday 3 May 2023

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration.

Further details: Job Description & Person Specification    

This position is not eligible for hybrid working.

Royal Holloway is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and encourages applications from all people regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, parental status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or trans status or history. More information on our structures and initiatives around EDI, including information on staff diversity networks, can be found on our Equality and Diversity Intranet page.

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