Deputy University Secretary

Vacancy ID: 8305
Main Location: UAL - High Holborn, London UK
Hours: 35
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Closing date: July 6, 2022 10:55 pm

The role

This is an important and mainstay position within the University where you will provide professional support and procedural advice to the University's governing body in support of the University Secretary, in his role as the governing body’s Clerk. The governing body plays a crucial role in our mission to create a vibrant, diverse learning community by providing UAL with expert strategic guidance. As Deputy University Secretary you will also deliver corporate services in support of the effective governance of the University; this includes leading the University’s governance team and advising senior management team members on governance matters.

Why choose us?

For the fourth year running, University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2022. Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better, more sustainable world and championing race equality. 

We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance. 

Your Profile

Your profile should include –

You are able to quickly develop an understanding of the legal, and regulatory framework within which a large modern university operates. Importantly, you will bring management experience in a higher education or related senior governance role and have a track record of understanding the nuances of working across teams, encouraging contribution, and creating long term strategic plans. As such, you must be an exceptional communicator, both orally and written, and be able to carry the confidence of senior audiences and external influential stakeholders and regulators. 

The post holder will be required to attend meetings of the governing body and its committees, some of which are held outside of normal office hours.

University of the Arts London offers generous leave, an attractive pension scheme and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. Relocation assistance is available.

Please apply early as should sufficient applications be received the vacancy closing date may be held earlier.

If you have any queries about this role, please contact Jaspreet Kaur, Resourcing Adviser via email USGstaffrecruitment@arts.ac.uk or 020 7514 9627.

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

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