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Deputy Secretary

Office of the UCS

Location:  Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
Salary:  £50,000 to £75,000
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 15 March 2020
Reference:  CB-21

This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to the University’s success and future sustainability. This new role involves leading and managing the delivery of key strategic projects, supporting effective governance, and engaging with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.  The role will also support the management of key risks and opportunities and will lead the University’s Legal Team and Human Resources Team.


Applicants should be educated to degree (and preferably postgraduate level) in human resources and/or law and should be able to demonstrate experience in leading and delivering strategic change in a higher education setting while ensuring governance and compliance requirements are met.


If you have any queries or questions, or for an informal discussion, please contact Dr Catherine Baxter, University Secretary on 01952 815242, cbaxter@harper-adams.ac.uk


For further information about the University or to see full job description, please visit our website at www.harper-adams.ac.uk


Application Procedure:


All applications should be completed and submitted using the Harper Adams e-Recruitment programme at http://jobs.harper-adams.ac.uk to be completed no later than midnight on 15th March 2020. 


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 https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration. You are advised to assess your circumstances against the criteria set out in the UKVI policy guidance, available at https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration. UK NARIC provides advice and guidance on international qualifications at UK NARIC Visas and Nationality

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Harper Adams University is one of the premier UK Higher Education Institutions focused on the land-based and food supply chain sector.

With 2800 undergraduate students, plus those completing postgraduate, research and CPD programmes, Harper Adams is the UK's largest single provider of higher education for these subjects.  Programmes fall into eleven broad subject areas – but none operate in isolation. Community and collaboration are key at Harper Adams, meaning everyone, including staff, students and industry partners, benefits from a close network of knowledge and opportunity exchange

Situated in Shropshire, the campus and the surrounding area provide an excellent working and living environment for staff and students alike.

Harper Adams is consistently positioned highly in a range of national ratings, performance measures and league tables. Its current graduate employment rate is 98% (the joint top rating in England) and student satisfaction stands at 93% (National Student Survey 2017).

Harper Adams is ranked as the UK’s Best Modern University by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018; was named University of the Year in the 2016 and 2017 Whatuni Student Choice Awards and holds a Gold (highest level) award from the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.

In 2018 Harper Adams University will receive the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education, part of the UK honours system.

Applied research is at the heart of the university’s activity, with the work of a thriving academic community underpinning both teaching and work with the industries allied to Harper. The 2014 Government Research Excellence Framework rated all of the university’s research as “of international quality”, and more than half was deemed “world leading” or “internationally excellent”. 


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