Head of Governance

Thank you for your interest in the role of Head of Governance at Regent’s University London.

Head of Governance
Salary: £56,182 - £60,863 dependent on skills, experience and qualifications
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Contract type: Permanent
Vacancy Reference: RC17/073/GOV

We are seeking a Head of Governance to join our team to be responsible for the operational implementation and development of the Governance Framework across the University, and to act as the key first point of contact for Trustees and Committee members and a key interface between the non-executives and executives. As a member of the Senior Management Group, you will actively contribute to operational planning, decision making, and strategy implementation across the University and provide advice and guidance to the board, Chair and Vice Chancellor on all current governance matters to ensure a robust, effective and open governance process. You be educated to degree level or equivalent with current membership of the Chartered Secretaries Association or appropriate legal qualification.

As an experienced Company Secretary and leader you will have experience of turning strategic plans into operational capability, along with the ability to Translate complex management information in order to influence, monitor and develop department and business needs.

About us
Regent’s University London is London’s only independent, not-for-profit university, with a highly cosmopolitan community based in Royal Regent’s Park and Marylebone. Our students study in a supportive, personal environment and go on to become global entrepreneurs and leaders. We are proud to welcome staff and students from more than 140 different countries.  

There has never been a more exciting time to join us. We have an ambitious strategic plan to lead us to 2020 and beyond. Our mission is focused on delivering high quality education and a commitment to reinvesting in continuing improvement and public benefit. There are few institutions able to replicate the international learning environment provided on our beautiful campus.

Closing date:
Midday, Friday 22 September 2017                  
Selection Date: Friday 17 November 2017

Download job description and person specification

To apply: Please submit your CV and supporting statement, outlining how you meet the person specification for this post to recruitment@regents.ac.uk. Please note that CV’s submitted without an accompanying supporting statement will not be considered.

Regent’s University London values diversity, and is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity, and to proper and fair representation across its senior decision making groups. In support of these commitments, the University particularly welcomes expressions of interest and applications from women and from individuals of black and ethnic minority backgrounds, for this post.

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List of benefits

Regent’s University London is independent and not-for-profit. It has a clear sense of purpose: to ensure that it can offer an unparalleled standard of teaching to an intimate yet global community of students in an exceptional campus environment. Situated in the heart of a Royal Park in central London, Regent’s gained University status in 2013 when it was awarded taught-degree awarding powers. In an increasingly crowded higher education market, Regent’s University London aims to cultivate a scholarly environment which combines intimacy and close personal focus, with a uniquely global perspective.

Regent’s University London places great emphasis on providing a dynamic learning and research-informed environment. Students are taught in small groups, benefitting from high contact hours and close pedagogic bonds with their tutors that is further enhanced by the interactive virtual learning environment. Regent’s aims to create a learning environment which is comfortable, intimate, safe and supportive that encourages active learning.

Unlike many UK universities, Regent’s offers a range of degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level, both conforming to the typical British bachelor’s and master’s degree format and also to American and international standards. In many cases, this allows its students the best of both worlds: flexibility of learning and the opportunity to study in one of the world’s foremost centres of cultural and commercial hubs – London. 

Regent’s University London graduates enjoy one of the highest graduate employability levels and are highly sought after, attracting average salaries substantially above the norm.  Alumni now occupy key roles in a wide variety of business, commercial, media, governmental and public service organisations.

Our campuses in Regent's Park (main campus) and Marylebone High Street are a short walk from each other.