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Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Richmond, The American International University in London

Location: London
Salary: Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th September 2018
Closes: 7th October 2018

Richmond, The American International University in London is an independent, private not for profit 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. We are now at an exciting time of growth for the University. Under the leadership of our newly appointed President we have a clear and ambitious strategic plan to deliver a new brand and enhance our market presence and position.

Reporting to the President and Vice-Chancellor, the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer is responsible for participating at Executive level in the strategic and operational management of the University with specific areas of accountability for Estates and all aspects of Facilities Management, Human Resources, Compliance and Risk, Board of Trustees oversight, GDPR and other support activities These responsibilities include accountability for compliance with parallel US data regulations. The role is accountable for day to day service provision and also horizon scanning best practice to ensure that future continuous improvement is adopted to meet operational needs and compliance requirements.

A strategic, commercially minded, results-oriented Chief Operating Officer is required to fill this key role at the University. You will already have an established record of achievement in a similar role, preferably in higher education. Candidates must be able to develop effective networks and good working relationships with a wide range of people at all levels throughout the University and with our key stakeholders and suppliers. This is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to be a part of the University’s Executive Team to make a significant contribution to the leadership and delivery of the University’s key performance measures.

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, 7 October 2018 Please submit your application online at ensuring you upload a current CV and covering letter, together with details of three recent work-related referees. Referees will not be approached without your prior agreement.

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