Academic Registrar

University of Warwick

Your opportunity to take on a vital senior role at one of the UK’s top universities.

We’re looking for a strong leader to provide vision and strategic direction for key areas of our administration. Your varied portfolio will include academic and student administration; student recruitment; student experience (including international); student progress and assessment; and employability. 

You’ll lead your teams to support growth, development and service development, in line with our overarching strategic objectives. 

As a member of Warwick’s senior management team, you’ll ensure we comply with the requirements from a range of statutory and funding bodies. You’ll take on formal regulatory responsibilities for students governed by our own regulations. 

You’ll also be Secretary to the Academic Resourcing Committee, including approving and adjusting budgets. For this you’ll need to build a strong understanding of our academic departments' strategy and activity, as well as Warwick’s overarching financial objectives. 

At Warwick, we’ve rapidly become one of the most successful young universities in the UK. With a dynamic and forward-thinking culture, and a reputation for combining innovation with the relentless pursuit of excellence, we are firmly established within the top ten of all UK university rankings – and since we entered the top ten we’ve never left. We’re currently 57th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2018). In the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework we were awarded silver status. This shows we’re a university that ‘consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education’ and achieves ‘excellent outcomes for its students…with an institutional culture that facilitates, recognises and rewards excellent teaching’. 

We’re proud of the links we have with our home city of Coventry, and with communities across Warwickshire and the West Midlands. We’re equally proud of the impact we have on skills, social mobility, well-being and economic development, including activities with two innovative higher education developments in industrial cold-spots within the UK. But we’re ambitious enough to look beyond our immediate surroundings: we recently opened a new space in London, adding to our presence in The Shard, and we’re in discussions for a potential campus in California. At the same time we’re developing a strong presence in Europe. Our global relevance is growing, with one-third of our alumni living overseas, and increasingly strategic partnerships in China, continental Europe and Australia. 

The Role

The Academic Registrar will provide vision and strategic direction for key University activity in academic and student administration, student recruitment, student experience (including international), student progress and assessment and employability. 

As a member of the senior management team, you’ll contribute to (and lead where relevant) the development and implementation of strategies, plans and organisational culture that will enable Warwick to be successful and meet the aspirations of its external and internal stakeholders. 

You’ll lead a large team, including our Academic Office; International Student Office; Teaching Quality; Student Recruitment; Outreach and Admissions Service; and Student Careers and Skills. 

Your direct reports will include the Director of Academic Office; Deputy Academic Registrar; Director of Student Recruitment Outreach and Admissions Service; Director of Student Careers and Skills; you’ll have a dotted line for Dean of Students, Departmental Administrator. 

How to Apply

We know that attracting the highest quality staff is fundamental to achieving our aims. We’re committed to ensuring that recruitment and selection practice is professional, fair and effective.

Discover more at 

University of Warwick Recruitment Pack – Academic Registrar

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Email or phone Mark Holleran on 07920 531 297