University of Worcester
Appointment of University Secretary
The University of Worcester is a high achieving, award-winning, dynamic institution set within an inclusive and engaged community. One of the most successful new universities of recent years with numerous accolades for inclusivity, contribution to the community, campus design, and environmental initiatives, the University was shortlisted for the 2016 Times Higher Education University of the Year award and received a Silver in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework. With over 10,000 students, and more than 1,100 staff members, the University has an excellent track record of sustained financial performance and strategic investment in high quality, innovative facilities.
The University of Worcester seeks an outstanding professional to fill the new role of University Secretary. Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, and working closely with the Chair and Board of Governors as Clerk to the Board and Company Secretary to the University’s subsidiary companies, you will be responsible for ensuring the University is governed in accordance with the highest standards of probity and transparency. You will take the lead on legal, regulatory and statutory matters, and corporate assurance and compliance.
You will be a senior leader who is comfortable with providing insightful advice on a range of critical issues, and with leading a high-calibre service provision. You will have a deep knowledge and understanding of governance, compliance and regulation, and will be able to engage immediately with the new regulatory context for higher education. You will be highly organised, flexible and pragmatic; an excellent communicator; and with a genuine willingness to broaden your knowledge and influence. Company Secretary qualifications or equivalent, and legal experience are desirable.
The University of Worcester is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable working environment that values equality and diversity. We strongly encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply for this role.
For further information and to download the appointment details, please visit https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies quoting reference 3583. The deadline for applications is 9.00am BST on Monday the 11th of June 2018.
Salary commensurate with the seniority of the role.