University Secretary

London (GB)
12 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

University Secretary

Competitive remuneration package    


The University of East London (UEL) is an open, diverse and inclusive university that is transforming people’s lives by developing their skills and unlocking their potential. We pride ourselves on the real-world relevance of our courses and research and the quality of our partnerships and industry links. We produce capable graduates, entrepreneurs and researchers, empowering them to make a profound social, cultural and economic impact on the communities of east London and beyond.

The University has more than 14,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from 135 different countries studying on UEL-awarded programmes. It employs more than 1,400 staff and has a turnover of £140 million. 

UEL is now seeking an exceptional individual to take on the role of University Secretary, working directly to the Vice Chancellor and Chair of the Board, leading governance, legal and compliance matters across the institution.

The University Secretary is a member of the Vice Chancellor’s Group (VCG) and will act as Clerk to the Board of Governors, responsible for delivering professional, effective and efficient service to the Board and its committees and ensuring compliance with the University’s system of governance and the higher education regulatory framework. The University Secretary will work with the Board and the VCG to position UEL as an exemplar of governance best practice. The University Secretary will also lead the legal team, which provides legal advice to the Board and manages institutional compliance.

We are seeking to appoint a specialist in governance, ideally with experience of the higher education sector in the UK or overseas. The successful candidate will bring significant experience of supporting boards and developing good governance and will be an outstanding communicator, able to persuade and influence at the highest levels and advise on a broad range of governance, legal and compliance issues. 

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For a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Anderson Quigley: Elliott Rae on +44 (0)7584 078 534 or Carolyn Coates on +44 (0)7825 871 944.

The closing date for applications is noon on 9th March 2018. 

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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