Academic Registrar

Christ Church, Oxford

Christ Church proposes to appoint a full-time Academic Registrar with a starting date that is negotiable, but not later than 1 July 2018. The Academic Registrar has overall responsibility for academic administration under the Senior Censor. The latter has a complex role overseeing the academic activities of the institution, which include but are not limited to the typical duties of a Senior Tutor. The Senior Censor and his/her deputy are drawn from the academic teaching staff and serve for fixed terms totalling four years: two as Junior Censor and two as Senior Censor. The Academic Registrar is assisted by a team of nine. Some academic-support functions (e.g. undergraduate admissions, servicing graduate students, assisting Tutors) are substantially devolved, with additional supervision by academics such as the Tutor for Admissions and Tutor for Graduates, while most important central managerial tasks such as servicing the Governing Body and some of its committees are performed directly by the Registrar.

The regulatory obligations of colleges have increased substantially in recent years and the seniority of the post reflects this. Christ Church seeks a high-calibre, flexible and cooperative administrative officer who can manage delivery of academic services, adapt to changing demands, and offer strong support to the Censors and the wider college community. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate an extended record of administrative achievement in similar positions.

The salary will be on the University Scale Grade 8 – 9 (£39,992 – £53,691 with a discretionary range up to £ £58,655 p.a.), with the precise figure to be negotiated according to qualifications and experience.

Application procedure

Applicants should send a CV and a covering letter, demonstrating how their skills and experience match those required for the role, to The Senior Censor via email at

 Please make the subject heading of the email: “Strictly confidential – Academic Registrar post”. 

The application should include the names and contact details of two referees, who will be contacted after the interview process, with the permission of the candidate, and a completed equal opportunities form. The contents of this form will not be seen by the selection committee. 

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 12 January 2018. It is anticipated that interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on 30 January 2018. Informal enquiries may be made in advance of application in complete confidence to the Censors’ Office at the e-mail address listed above. 

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