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Head of Vice-Chancellor’s Office, 1.0 FTE

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The University of Roehampton is recruiting to the role of Head of Vice-Chancellor’s Office. The role holder will play an integral role in supporting and enabling the Vice-Chancellor and other members of the University Executive Board to deliver on the University’s academic mission. Reporting to the University Secretary, you will work in collaboration with other senior members of University staff, including senior Executives, Academic Deans, Professional Service Directors and Heads of College. You will attend meetings of the University Executive Board and be a member of the Professional Services and Colleges Leadership Team.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an ambitious candidate to gain experience of a wide range of academic and corporate activity that takes place within a high-performing organisation.

Your day-to-day role will be to ensure the smooth running of the Vice-Chancellor’s Office. You will lead a team of Executive Assistants and be responsible for overseeing the timely preparation of reports and briefings, ensuring that the Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Provost are effectively prepared and briefed for internal and external engagements, disseminating strategy and policy advice and maintaining the smooth and efficient running of weekly University Executive Board meetings.

If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role, please contact Dr George Turner, University Secretary.

About You

You will be a dynamic individual who is adept at working at the centre of a large, complex organisation. You will enjoy working at pace and will be comfortable linking high level strategy with the intricacies of operational delivery. You will be a collaborative influencer and an outstanding communicator and leader. You will be able to synthesise large amounts of information and provide concise briefings and strategic advice to the Vice-Chancellor and other stakeholders. You will relish working closely with a diverse range of people, including senior managers, students, high-profile individuals and groups outside of the University. You will be adept at leading and motivating your team, giving them support and space to excel in their roles.

Roehampton is London’s Campus University, based on a beautiful 54-acre parkland campus. This short video will give you a taste of life at our wonderful campus and its excellent facilities.

Professional Services/Support staff up to Grade RU6 have access to the Local Government Pension Scheme; and on RU7 and above, have access to the University’s Retirement Savings Group Pension Plan, a defined contribution scheme, provided by Royal London.  Our full range of benefits are available here.

Further information can be found on the job description. If you would like to apply for this excellent opportunity, please click on ‘apply now’ or visit the working at Roehampton pages of our website and search ‘Head of Vice-Chancellor’s Office’.

The University is committed to promoting diversity and equality of opportunity and aims to create a culture and environment where students and staff are treated fairly. The University is an equal opportunities and ‘disability confident’ employer. 

The closing date for completed applications is: 23 August 2023

It is expected that interviews will be held on: w/c 4 September 2023

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