University Secretary

Bath, Somerset
08 Mar 2018
25 Mar 2018
Practice area
Education law
Full time
Contract type

Post Title:  University Secretary
Academic Unit/Department: Chancelry
Location: Newton Park
Line Manager: Chief Operating Officer
Rate of Pay: Competitive salary commensurate with seniority of role, plus generous benefits package
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full time, 52 weeks per year
Ref: 03/18/2033
Closing Date: 12 midnight BST, 25 March 2018
Interview Date: 13 April 2018

About us

Bath Spa University is vibrant and ambitious, with a global outlook and a focus on creativity, culture and enterprise.  Set in beautiful surroundings close to the world heritage city of Bath, our strategy and plans call for a highly skilled and dedicated professional services team to support delivery of our academic goals.

The role

The University Secretary is a key member of the senior team, covering the provision of legal advice, governance and compliance.  Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and working with the Board of Governors and staff across the University, you will enjoy a varied portfolio of work, with an emphasis on providing pragmatic advice and services commensurate with the level of risk involved.

You will be a qualified solicitor or barrister; be very organised but with a flexible approach to workload management; able to communicate effectively and appropriately at all levels within the organisation and externally; and have a genuine willingness to network to broaden your knowledge and influence.  Experience of working in, or with, the Higher Education sector is highly desirable but not essential.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Neil Latham, Chief Operating Officer on T: +44 (0)1225 876612 email:

How to apply

For further information or to apply online visit    Any queries regarding the application process or our website should be emailed to

We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff.  These include a nursery, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, flexible working practices, an employee assistance programme and family-friendly policies.

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We would particularly welcome applicants from women and BME candidates.

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