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Secretary to Council

The University of Warwick
United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Apr 14, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Warwick is one of the world’s leading universities for teaching and research. With an absolute commitment to excellence and an ambition to challenge the status quo we’ve inspired positive change, sparked innovation and created opportunity across our local community, our region, the country and beyond.  We’re incredibly proud of our global reputation as a centre of excellence for learning and research. It is our mission to point the way ahead and open our doors even wider – to work hand in hand with industry, to connect with academics and partners around the world, to bring opportunity to our region and our country, and to engage students, staff and communities from all walks of life, all parts of society, all cultural backgrounds

We are looking to appoint a Secretary to Council who plays a pivotal role in the relationship between Council, Senate and University Executive Committees and is responsible for ensuring the smooth, effective and coordinated flow of business between them and other University Committees. With dual accountability and role of `trusted adviser’ to both the Chair of Council and the Vice-Chancellor, this individual will be the University’s strategic, senior leader responsible for ensuring that the Council fulfils its obligations as the governing body of the University, with assurance in respect of compliance, sector initiatives and the internal governance.  The Secretary to Council will provide leadership of the University’s governance, compliance & assurance, internal audit, health & safety as well as institutional resilience functions.

The successful candidate will have board-level governance, advisory and/or legal services experience gained in an organisation of appropriate scale and complexity that aligns with the higher education sector.  Candidates will be highly effective communicators, demonstrate excellent judgement and have the networking and organisational skills to manage and advise on a wide range of governance and compliance issues.  With high emotional intelligence, political acumen and strong analytical abilities, you will be comfortable advising and influencing boards, as well as stimulating debate and challenge. We are seeking an individual who has a passion and understanding of the transformative power of education and a record of contributing to an inclusive workplace, for valuing diverse opinions and promoting best practice in equality, diversity and inclusion.

For further information, including a full candidate brief, can be found at:

Applications are invited by close of business on Monday 9 May 2022

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