Chief of Staff


11th March 2019

About the role

We are seeking a highly organised and motivated individual to be a key member of the President and Vice-Chancellor’s Office. You will take overall leadership for all agenda management and research activities and will consistently deliver high-level support for the President and Vice-Chancellor and the University Leadership Team. You will horizon scan to identify and advise on significant strategic issues and act on behalf of the President and Vice-Chancellor when required.

The Chief of Staff plays an essential role towards the executive management of the University, and will also contribute to the Professional Services Leadership Team. Working as the point of liaison between the President and Vice-Chancellor’s Office and the wider University, you will be responsible for liaising and negotiating with senior colleagues.

About you

You will possess excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as highly developed networking and leadership abilities in order to influence colleagues across the University. You will also be adept at planning and delivering solutions in a fast-paced environment and will demonstrate a commitment to support the strategic aims of the University.

Additional information

Informal enquiries regarding this opportunity are welcome, and should be made to Kevin Ritchie via

Shortlisting is scheduled to take place on the Monday 18 March 2019 and we anticipate interview will take place on Tuesday 09 April 2019.

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. We are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff. Located in the heart of the UK, you will have the opportunity to progress your career in a supportive and varied environment that values hard work and recognises individual achievement.

In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme, a generous annual leave allowance and an online portal that offers a range of lifestyle benefits and discounts. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities.

Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available at

How to apply

Applications can only be accepted via the online application process at

Advert closes midnight on: 11 Mar 2019