Human Resources

Head of the Principal's Office - QMUL17393

Department: Office of The Principal
Salary: Circa £70,000 per annum (Grade 8)
Reference: QMUL17393
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 20-Dec-2018
Closing date: 28-Jan-2019

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We are seeking a skilled and motivated individual to provide high-level support for the President and Principal, Professor Colin Bailey, and to oversee support services which enable the executive team to operate effectively, deliver strategic objectives and promote the University.

The Head of the Principal’s Office is vital to the executive management of Queen Mary. Working directly with people at the highest levels inside and outside the University, the role holder will: manage the business agenda, correspondence and documents of the President and Principal; provide and oversee support services for the executive team; lead the staff and manage the budgets within the Principal’s Office; and support processes to develop institutional plans, budgets and strategies. As a member of the Professional Services Leadership Team, the Head of the Principal’s Office also contributes to the senior leadership of Professional Services across the University.

You will possess excellent oral and written communication skills, a high level of integrity and accountability, and the capability to build strong working relationships at the highest levels. You will also have experience of high-level meeting management and possess, or be able to develop, an authoritative knowledge of the policy, regulatory and legislative framework for UK higher education.

This will be a full-time, indefinite contract starting on or after 11 March 2019. Starting salary will be c.£70,000 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave plus four closure days, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Jonathan Morgan, Registrar and Secretary, at Details about the executive team can be found at

To apply, please click on the link below.

The closing date for applications is on Monday 28 January 2019. Shortlisted applicants must be able to attend an interview on Friday 8th February 2019.


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