Executive Policy Officer to the Vice-Chancellor


26th May 2017

Executive Policy Officer to the Vice-Chancellor This is a critical leadership role at the heart of the University working directly to the ViceChancellor. It is similar to a Chef du Cabinet role and involves running the V-Cs office, coordinating between the V-C and the rest of the university on a wide range of issues, and working on policy and speech writing.


Role requirements

This role requires someone who can offer senior experienced support to the VC and serve as a trusted adviser: someone who is not only an excellent people manager and a confident operations lead who will bring energy to the running of the VC’s Office, but an individual who thinks strategically and is able to help the VC with forward-planning and approaches to complex issues; who can support her in relation to the difficult policy decisions that her office requires; who can identify and co-ordinate people and resources to help achieve her goals.


Knowledge and Experience

  • Senior-level experience, ideally in complex organisations with a strong reputation for high professional standards and excellent performance.
  • Experience of building, managing, developing and motivating teams and maintaining a high performance culture.
  • Experience of developing and delivering objectives within a multi-faceted organisation. (This may have been in an academic, research, health, government or charity setting.)
  • Strong track record of delivering high-quality support that meets organisational needs and helps to improve perceptions of the VC’s office through excellent performance. 5
  • Extensive experience of successfully working with and influencing a wide range of internal and external relationships. Ability to demonstrate collaborative working with a wide range of colleagues and a variety of approaches and personal styles.
  • Experience of leading risk and reputation management.
  • A good first degree or equivalent is essential, and a higher degree is highly desirable.


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