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Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Richmond, The American International University in London

Reporting to the President and Vice-Chancellor, the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer is responsible for leading and managing the Human Resources and Estates and Facilities Departments. Key responsibilities include serving as a member of the President’s Executive and University Board, participating fully in the strategic and operational management of the University, managing change, and ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements for both estates and human resources.

A strategic, commercially minded, results-oriented Vice President and Chief Operating Officer is required to fill this key role at the University. A record of achievement in a similar role, preferably in higher education is required. Candidates must be able to develop effective networks and good working relationships with a wide range of people. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to make a significant contribution to the overall management of the University’s Estates and Human Resources Departments.

Richmond, The American International University in London is an independent, private university with dual American and British accreditation and US public charity status, delivering an education in the American liberal arts tradition. With two campuses in a five-acre site in Richmond Hill and Kensington in central London, and study centres in Florence, Rome and Leeds, the University has around 1,500 students from over 60 countries.

Richmond educates a multicultural student body, and with an equally international faculty, places special emphasis on globalism and cultural awareness, preparing students for rewarding lives as active and engaged citizens. Building on recent developments, Richmond is well-positioned to grow its student numbers, expand its provision at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and increase its influence as a pioneer and exemplar of an internationalist liberal arts higher education model.

Richmond is an equal opportunities employer. A Disclosure and Barring check at the enhanced level will be required for this position.

For further information about this vacancy and the University, please visit:

Closing date: Sunday, 9 September 2018

Please submit an application online at ensuring you upload a current CV and covering letter, together with details of three recent work-related referees.

Please note that while submitted applications will be acknowledged, we are unable to provide individual feedback to applicants.

Location: London
Salary: Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th August 2018
Closes: 9th September 2018
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