Human Resources

Executive Officer (Governance) - QMUL23023

Department: Academic Registry & Council Secretariat
Salary: £38,084-£44,807 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL23023
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 09-Oct-2020
Closing date: 23-Oct-2020

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About the Role

The Executive Officer (Governance) will support Queen Mary’s corporate and academic governance framework. The post holder will provide expert administrative support to Senate, Council and its sub-committees, and support the effective execution of corporate and academic governance within the university more broadly.

About You

The post holder will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent organisational and time management skills with a proven ability to deliver a varied workload to tight and sometimes conflicting deadlines is essential. The post holder will have a proactive and flexible approach to work, be adept at problem-solving, and demonstrate tact and judgment when handling sensitive information.

About the Department

The Academic Registry and Council Secretariat (ARCS) provides essential support to Queen Mary’s core business activities of teaching and research. Within ARCS, the Council Secretariat is responsible for supporting the effective conduct of the university’s academic and corporate governance. Information governance is also managed within the team.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is full time, fixed term appointment for 12 months, with an expected start date of 30 November 2020. As this position is available as a result of maternity cover it is expected that you will hold the role for the full period however should the post-holder on maternity leave exercise her right to return to work earlier, then this appointment will be terminated, subject to a notice period of one month.

The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range of £38,084-£44,807per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Nadine Lewycky at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 3085.

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 23rd October 2020.

Interviews are expected to be held 2 weeks after closing date or shortly thereafter.

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