As one of the youngest universities in the UK, the University of Northampton has a forward-thinking approach to student experience and a strongly applied outlook. A University driven by a sense of social purpose, the University strives to realise its ambition of transforming lives for the better and inspiring positive change. The University has enjoyed a number of successes in recent years; a Gold TEF outcome, a Social Enterprise Gold Mark, and was the first institution in the UK to be named a ‘Changemaker Campus’. This is therefore an exciting time to be joining the University of Northampton.
The University of Northampton is a place where innovation and being bold about what it does and how it does it is encouraged and expected. Northampton has a sector leading track record of innovation. The new Academic Registrar will be expected to keep driving the University to be even bolder and more ambitious. Reporting to the incoming Chief Operating Officer, the Academic Registrar participates in the institutional management of the University and plays a leadership role that inspires staff and students; promotes learning and the enhancement of the University’s stature and reputation; and exemplifies the University’s culture and values.
Building on wider changes to the function, the incoming Academic Registrar will be tasked with the innovation and integration of the student experience, ensuring the successful delivery of the new student record system. In addition, they will be responsible for developing a culture of continuous improvement and ensuring the delivery of best practice academic regulation and quality management
The appointed candidate will be a leader of change, able to demonstrate a track record of successful delivery, who can bring energy, enthusiasm and commitment to the role. The University has strong ambitions and the new appointment will be key in further developing a strong platform for onward success. Candidates will also evidence a strong understanding of or interest in Higher Education’s purpose, governance, funding and markets. The ideal candidate will be someone who is passionate about driving forward organisational excellence as part of a supportive and ambitious team and who relishes the opportunity to make a real difference.
The University of Northampton is fully committed to respecting and treating everyone fairly, eliminating discrimination and actively promoting inclusion. We actively encourage applications from a broad and deep range of backgrounds and experiences.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the University of Northampton on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference ZZGE. Alternatively, telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Wednesday 11th January 2023.
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