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University Secretary

University of London - Senior Executive Team

Location: London
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th September 2021
Closes: 5th October 2021
Job Ref: 001840

The University of London is a unique federation of 17 self-governing member institutions, each of whom has a world-class reputation in its own right. Since its foundation, the University has built a distinctive approach to learning, teaching and research.

Our new 2020–2025 Strategy ‘Transforming Education…Creating Futures’ is an ambitious academic vision for a digital age. Through it we want to draw on the expertise of our Member Institutions, leverage our collective power as a federation and cement our position as an anchor institution in London, supporting the communities around us.

The Role

The University of London is now seeking an exceptional individual to take on the role of University Secretary.

The University Secretary is a key member of the University’s Senior Executive Team, with particular responsibility for effective governance, and for ensuring the University’s compliance with its legal and statutory obligations. The University Secretary will also act as Secretary to the Board of Trustees.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrable record of working at a strategic and senior management level in the higher education sector and a detailed understanding of current and future developments in higher education, particularly in respect to corporate governance.

Further information

For further information, including details of how to apply, please visit

Closing date: Tuesday 5th October 2021

The University of London is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment where we can all be ourselves and succeed. We particularly encourage applications from members of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities as this group is currently under-represented in more senior roles within the University. All appointments are made on merit, based on the criteria identified in the job description.

Pursuing excellence in education and equal opportunities.

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