Director of Academic Services and Academic Registrar

Harper Adams University

Newport, Shropshire

  • Location

    Newport, Shropshire

  • Job type


  • Sector


  • Salary/Remuneration

    £75,000 - £80,000 per annum

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  • Expiry date

    04 March 2020

  • Client

    Harper Adams University

Ref: GSe62486

Job Title: Director of Academic Services and Academic Registrar  

Department: Academic Services

Salary: £75,000 - £80,000 per annum. The point of entry will be dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience.  The salary may be negotiable for an exceptional candidate. 

Location: Newport, Shropshire

Opening Date: 3rd February 2020

Closing Date: 4th March 2020

Harper Adams University specialises in teaching, research and knowledge transfer in the agricultural, food, land-based, veterinary and environmental disciplines and is the largest higher education institution of its kind in the UK. It has an outstanding record of achievement in teaching quality, graduate employability and in the National Student Survey and a reputation for delivering teaching, applied research and knowledge exchange that is directly relevant to industry.

The Director of Academic Services and Academic Registrar will help us meet our objectives by delivering robust academic and institutional systems for the provision of student data and its analysis, inclusive and supportive services in support of our students, as well as direct contributions to the recruitment of students, our work on access and participation and external assessments of institutional performance. As a member of the Vice-Chancellor’s Management Team and the University Executive the appointee will play an important role in the wider development of policy and strategic decision making.

This is a challenging position for a suitably qualified and experienced professional who will play a major role in the development of the University.  You will hold a degree in a relevant discipline and have senior level management experience gained within a large, complex organisation. A proven track record in the delivery of innovative and value-added registry and academic services is also required. Articulate and a good influencer, you will excel at leading teams through times of change and have a thorough understanding of the higher education landscape.

For an informal and confidential conversation, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson:

Gillian Young: 01908 230 265 or  

Alison Elton: 

This post may meet the relevant criteria to allow the University to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship to non-EEA nationals who wish to come to work in the UK through Tier 2 of the Points Based Immigration System.  For information on the sponsorship system, please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website at You are advised to assess your circumstances against the criteria set out in the UKVI policy guidance, available at UK NARIC provides advice and guidance on international qualifications at UK NARIC Visas and Nationality

Closing date4th March 2020
Final panel25th March 2020
How to Apply

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