Project, Policy & Governance Support Officer

Newman University

(Fixed Term – 3 Years)

Newman University is seeking to appoint a full time Project, Policy & Governance Support Officer to assist the University’s Secretary and Registrar and, more widely, the work of the Vice-Chancellor’s Office in a range of activities to support the effective governance and decision making across the University. 

This role will be particularly attractive to someone seeking to develop a successful career in Higher Education management.  It is an excellent opportunity to work closely with the Vice-Chancellor, Secretary and Registrar, other members of the University’s Leadership Team, the Senior Executive Assistants in this area and the University’s Governing Body.  Working within this area could be seen as a unique opportunity to learn and gain experience, insight of and exposure to the environment where the most senior level officers within a University operate for the benefit of that individual and their career.

The successful candidate will possess leadership and management potential and the personal aptitude and resilience to succeed in HE.  They will be highly motivated, have a ‘can do’ attitude, and be flexible and resourceful. They will possess excellent administrative and organisation abilities, with a strong capacity to learn and grow their skills further. 

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Andrea Bolshaw via email at:

Further particulars can be obtained from our vacancies web page or alternatively e-mail: or telephone 0121 476 1181 ext. 2456 or 2398.

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received. You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

Closing date for Applications: Midnight, Monday 2nd October 2017

Interview date to be confirmed

Newman University offers a wide range of staff benefits which include 35 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays and closure days, Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, child care vouchers and an onsite crèche facility, health care and cycle to work schemes, sports centre facilities, chaplaincy and spiritual care, free tea and coffee, a staff room, free on-site parking, and a discounted travel scheme. For further information on these and other staff benefits please visit our website or contact the Human Resources Department.

Newman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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