Academic Registrar

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Durham University


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Role Managed by:

Benedict Olie

Research Associate

t: +44 (0)20 7340 6239


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 08/11/2021

Durham University is seeking to appoint an exceptional individual as its new Academic Registrar, a key position within the institution. The Academic Registrar leads the Academic Office and responsible for the educational infrastructure of Durham University. Reporting to the Vice-Provost (Education) and working in partnership with Faculties, Departments, and Professional Services staff, the Academic Registrar works to ensure innovative and effective service delivery across the institution. The University is in the process of developing new educational offerings, improving student information systems, and reviewing educational policies and procedures. It is an exciting time for an experienced and strategic leader to join the institution, working closely with the University Executive Committee including our new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen O’Brien.

The position requires a strong, creative, collegial and sophisticated leader, able to identify innovative ways of working and proactively contribute to an institutional understanding of emerging challenges and opportunities in education and educational infrastructures. They will bring a thorough knowledge of the sector combined with the acuity to build strong relationships internally and externally to Durham, and a demonstrable track record of creative solutions to organisational challenges. As a member of the Vice-Provost (Education)’s senior management team, the Academic Registrar will sit on the University’s Education Committee, build excellent relationships with Durham students, and ensure high performance and continuous improvement throughout the Academic Office.

Set in a beautiful historic city, Durham University has strengths across the Arts and Humanities, Business and Sciences and Social Sciences. A collegiate University, Durham is home to an international community of students, scholars and researchers, providing an environment that is both nurturing and challenging for all. We hold a TEF Gold Award, and our students and teachers benefit from state-of-the-art facilities such as our Teaching and Learning Centre, which boasts a wide range of learning environments and technologies including an education laboratory where we develop new teaching and training methods. We aim for our students and graduates to develop broader intellectual perspectives, enhanced personal effectiveness, enhanced wellbeing, and a sense of belonging and responsibility.

The University would welcome applications from candidates with the qualifications and experience to undertake this role. We are committed to being a fully inclusive and diverse community. We seek and encourage applications for this role from the broadest range of society, including all under-represented groups.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 GMT on Monday 8th November 2021.

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