|Location:||Dunedin - New Zealand|
|Placed On:||10th January 2022|
|Closes:||23rd January 2022|
UNIVERSITY of OTAGO
Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo
The University of Otago Registrar/General Counsel is a senior executive officer of the University and member of the Vice-Chancellor’s Advisory Group.
Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, the Registrar leads the Office responsible for the following functions: governance through the University Council and its committees; student appeals to the Appeals Board; statutes, regulations and policy; corporate records; copyright and mediation services; coordination of Official Information Act requests; and privacy. The role acts as the University’s Privacy Officer.
The Registrar provides expert and strategic legal advice and support to the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor on governance matters and is responsible for establishing best practice standards for the operation of the University Council and its committees.
The Registrar plays a formal role in a number of ceremonies and is a signatory for relevant formal documents on behalf of the University.
This is a key University governance and leadership role ensuring the critical coordination of legal accountability to meet the University's statutory obligations.
Skills and experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako
To be successful in this role, you will need to have:
Highly developed communication skills, excellent organisational skills and attention to detail are essential for this role. We are looking for applicants who are enthusiastic, thrive working in a team environment and have a positive approach to work and life.
Good knowledge of the University policies and procedures would be an advantage, but not essential. In-depth understanding of how legal issues affect organisations is essential. Working understanding of the Education Act 1989, Official Information Act 1982, Privacy Act 2020, Local Government Official Information & Meetings Act 1987, and Public Records Act 2005 is important for this role.
To submit your application (including CV and cover letter), please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2102571 will close on Sunday, 23 January 2022.
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