Oxford, Oxfordshire (GB)
20 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
19 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

University of Oxford

The University of Oxford is one of the leading universities in the world. It is internationally renowned for research, teaching and learning, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, Oxford has the largest volume of world-leading research in the country. The University has a distinctive collegiate structure which allows such an internationally celebrated institution to maintain an intimate, interdisciplinary academic community. The Times Higher Education has named Oxford the best university in the world for a second year in a row. 

The University is seeking to appoint a Registrar with effect from September 2018. Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor and sitting on the senior management team the Registrar ensures that Council and senior University officers receive appropriate strategic policy advice. The Registrar is also responsible for providing leadership and management for the professional support services of the University and acts as secretary to both Congregation and Council. Working alongside the Vice-Chancellor, this is the therefore a key administrative post in the University.

With a staff of 1,650 and an annual revenue budget of £110 million, the Registrar oversees the University Administration and Services (UAS) division, having line management of eight significant professional services departments. Estates Services; Academic Administration Division; Council Secretariat; Divisional Secretaries; Legal Services; Human Resources; Planning and Resource Allocation Section and the Research Services. 

For further details, a job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please see quoting reference 3365. The deadline for applications is 12:00GMT Monday 5th February 2018.

Important information for candidates

Pre-employment screening

Please note that the appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to standard pre-employment screening, as applicable to the post. This will include right-to-work, proof of identity and references. We advise all applicants to read the candidate notes on the University’s pre-employment screening procedures, found at:

The University’s policy on retirement

The University operates an Employer Justified Retirement Age (EJRA) for all academic posts and some academic-related posts. From 1 October 2017, the University has adopted an EJRA of 30 

September before the 69th birthday for all academic and academic-related staff in posts at grade 8 and above. The justification for this is explained at:

For existing employees, any employment beyond the retirement age is subject to approval through the procedures:

From 1 October 2017, there is no normal or fixed age at which staff in posts at grades 1–7 have to retire. Staff at these grades may elect to retire in accordance with the rules of the applicable pension scheme, as may be amended from time to time. 

Equality of Opportunity

Entry into employment with the University and progression within employment will be determined only by personal merit and the application of criteria which are related to the duties of each particular post and the relevant salary structure. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration. No applicant or member of staff shall be discriminated against because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.