Oriel College, a constituent college of the University of Oxford, is seeking to appoint their next Provost (Head of House) to take on the post from Summer 2018. The Provost is the chair of the College’s Governing Body, made up of 43 Fellows, and is also a Trustee of the College. One of the key roles of the Provost is to share and strengthen the College’s aims, and to promote its interests and achievements within the wider University and beyond. This role requires leadership, both through strategic vision and through the oversight of the running of the College as a whole.
The College seeks to appoint a candidate with a strong commitment to the academic purpose, charitable aims, and community of the College, who can provide outstanding leadership to its academics and students, as well as effective stewardship and administration of the College’s financial and domestic resources. As the primary advocate for the College both internally and externally, it is important that the Provost is able to engage with the many different parts of the College community – Fellows, staff, and students – as well as with alumni, donors actual and potential, and the wider public.
Founded in 1326, Oriel College is one of the oldest of the University of Oxford’s constituent colleges. Home to around 300 undergraduate and 210 postgraduate students, as well as around 120 members of academic staff and 160 members of non-academic staff, the College prides itself on being a welcoming academic community, home to world-class teaching, learning and research.
The College has retained Saxton Bampfylde Ltd as an employment agency advisor. For further information, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference RPEAF. Alternatively email email@example.com or telephone 020 7227 0880 (during office hours).
Applications should be received by Monday 1 May 2017.