Chief of Staff

5 days left

Location
London
Salary
Competitive Package
Posted
25 Jan 2019
Closes
22 Feb 2019
Ref
70985
Position/Level
Senior Management
Responsibilities
Executive Management
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent

University College London is one of the world’s leading universities and one of the largest and most complex universities in the UK. Its ethos – that excellence should go hand-in-hand with enriching society – is as strong today as it was at its establishment in 1826. It was first university in England to welcome students of any religion, the first to welcome women on equal terms with men, and the first to hold both a Silver Athena SWAN award and a Race Equality Charter Bronze Award. It is currently ranked 10th worldwide in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, and performed outstandingly well in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise, becoming the UK’s top-rated university for research strength. It also achieved Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

The Chief of Staff is brand a new post established to provide overall support for the operations of the President & Provost’s (the Provost) Office. The Chief of Staff serves as a senior advisor to the Provost and reports directly on a wide variety of executive duties in order to ensure that the outputs of the Office are commensurate with a world-leading university. The Chief of Staff also coordinates the execution of institution-wide projects undertaken by the Provost as well as handling questions, concerns, issues and requests on their behalf. Acting as a central point of contact s/he will also communicate with and help coordinate UCL’s Executive Team to address complex issues and help move forward strategic priorities.

The successful candidate will have an exceptionally high degree of intellectual acuity and emotional intelligence, evidenced by a significant track record of making complex, independent judgments at a senior level. This experience will have been developed within large, complex organisations where an ability to engage with and influence across a broad range of stakeholder audiences has proven critical. Experience of handling highly confidential and sensitive materials and situations is essential and exposure to rapidly changing policy environments highly desirable. Strong problem-solving skills, an ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and a high degree of personal resilience are all key characteristics of the role; as is a flair for collaboration underpinned by a strong commitment to accountability and delivery.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual that is genuinely committed to the mission and ethos of UCL and the wider purpose and values of higher education to make a significant impact, at the most senior levels, within a truly world-leading university.

For further information, including details of how to apply, please visit www.odgers.com/70985

Closing date: 5pm on Friday 22nd February

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