At the University of Bradford, we focus on creating the conditions for social, cultural and economic impact. Through this focus, our research, innovation and teaching shape the futures of individuals and societies. Our rich heritage of, and commitment to, applied research, teaching and social inclusion is used to drive our strategic partnerships which extend our influence and impact while achieving our strategic ambitions. Our mission is to drive sustainable social and economic development through outstanding teaching, research and innovation and our vision is a world of inclusion and equality of opportunity where people want to, and can, make a difference. We will be known as the place to be to make that difference.
We are seeking a new University Secretary, Director of Governance, Legal and Communications who will assume executive responsibility and overall strategic direction and leadership of corporate governance, risk management, internal audit, information governance, regulatory compliance, and legal affairs. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, the postholder will also act as Secretary to the University Council and Senate, as outlined in the University’s Statutes.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate evidence of working successfully with complex governance structures and will likely have held senior positions in the Higher Education or Further Education sector. They will have a thorough knowledge of corporate governance and secretariat-related services, delivered in large institutions and they will be able to apply their knowledge in a pragmatic and flexible manner, working with key internal and external stakeholders to deliver across all areas of the portfolio, with and through a high performing team of professional experts.
In addition, we are seeking someone who will share our mission and values, and will uphold at the highest level, our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and are fully committed to supporting all our employees so that they feel able to be their whole self at work. We particularly welcome applications from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME), Disabled and LGBT+ candidates.
The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 20th October.