University Secretary

Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett delivers exceptional student success, develops and disseminates new knowledge, and makes a major contribution to the economy of the Leeds City region.

We are seeking an outstanding professional to fill the role of University Secretary. Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, you will be a key member of the University Executive Team and support the delivery of the University’s ambitious Strategic Plan. The University Secretary also works closely with the Chair and Board of Governors as Clerk to the Board. Here you will be responsible for ensuring the University is governed in accordance with the highest standards of probity and transparency. You will take the lead on legal, regulatory and constitutional matters, and corporate assurance and compliance.

You will be a senior leader who is comfortable with responsibility for an extensive portfolio, providing insightful advice on a range of critical issues, and with leading core service provision. You will have a deep knowledge and understanding of governance, compliance and regulation, and will be able to engage immediately with the new regulatory context for higher education. You will be highly organised, flexible and pragmatic; an excellent communicator; and with a genuine willingness to broaden your knowledge and influence. Company Secretary qualifications or equivalent, and legal experience is desirable.

Our University is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable working environment that values equality and diversity. We strongly encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply for this role.

We are being supported in this search by executive search firm Perrett Laver. Applications should consist of a full CV and covering letter detailing academic and professional qualifications, employment history, latest remuneration and relevant achievements. For further particulars and to apply for this role, please visit https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 3530.

The closing date for applications is noon GMT on Monday the 7th of May 2018.

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