Registrar and University Secretary

Ref: 3839

University of Bedfordshire

Luton

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Role Managed by:

Sophie Rigby

Senior Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 207 340 6223

f: +44 (0) 20 7340 6201

e: Sophie.Rigby@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 26/11/2018

The University of Bedfordshire is a modern, innovative university with a heritage of top quality education going back more than 100 years. We nurture our students to become educated, employable and entrepreneurial global citizens. With considerable recent investment in our campuses at Luton, Bedford, Milton Keynes and Aylesbury we educate more than 20,000 students from over 120 countries in an international and multi-cultural learning community, and online. We have education partners in China, the Middle East, Europe and South East Asia. Widening access to Higher Education is our core mission, and delivering the best student experience is our number one priority.

The University seeks to appoint a new Registrar & University Secretary to provide strategic and operational leadership to support its growth and the partnerships that underpin them, as well as delivering a highly professional service to students and colleagues. Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor and working closely with the Chair of the Board of Governors,  this position is a member of the University’s executive group and plays a significant leadership role across the wider institution. The Registrar & University Secretary will lead the University’s educational, student and governance services. The Registrar & University Secretary will have specific responsibility for Academic Registry & Services, Careers & Employability, Governance, Learning Resources, Legal, Library, Planning, Quality & Standards, and Student Experience.

The successful candidate will be an accomplished operational leader, with experience of shaping modern, cost-effective and service-orientated operations within large and complex organisations. They will have significant change-management experience and the ability to lead and motivate a service-focused team. The Registrar & University Secretary will be able to demonstrate a commitment to the University of Bedfordshire and its values, mission and identity. Bedfordshire is committed to diversity and inclusion at all levels and in all forms. The University wishes to encourage applications that will continue to strengthen the diversity in its leadership team.

The deadline for applications is 11:59 pm GMT on Monday 26th November 2018.