Applications are invited for the post of Chief Executive Officer of GuildHE, one of the two formal representative bodies for higher education. The vacancy arises following Alice Hynes’ appointment as Registrar at the University of Bedfordshire.
This interesting and demanding post requires sharp intellect, political astuteness and interpersonal skills of a high order.  You will be helping to influence policy makers, funders and regulatory bodies and working with the chief executives of some of the country’s most innovative and successful higher education providers.
Applicants will need a deep understanding of higher education, an interest in policy development and the ability to work on their own initiative, and respond effectively in pressurised situations.
GuildHE employs a small, highly committed team of professional officers for whom you will be responsible. You will report directly to the Chair.
This is a remarkable opportunity for someone looking to work at national level at a time of political change.
For an application pack please contact Hazel Flynn on or 020 7387 7711. Anyone wishing to have an informal discussion about the post is also welcome to contact the current Chair, Professor Ruth Farwell at Buckinghamshire New University, tel. 01494 605113.
Closing date: Friday, 9 July. Selection activities and interviews: Thursday, 29 and Friday, 30 July in London.
GuildHE is committed to promoting equal opportunities and aims to ensure that no prejudice or discrimination is shown towards particular individuals or groups on the grounds of: race; gender; disability; age; religion or sexual orientation.
Charity No: 1012218