The University Secretary is responsible for the effective governance of the University and for its professional services. He is a member of the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive and the Secretary of the Council and the Senate. He has overall responsibility for ensuring that the University complies with the highest standards of quality assurance and governance, as well as meeting the regulatory conditions required by the Office for Students in England, the funding bodies and other regulators in the UK nations and beyond. The Secretary is also the senior information risk owner (SIRO) for the institution.
The University Secretary enables the smooth running of the administration of the University, exercising planning and resourcing responsibility for units responsible for: strategic and resource planning, student and associate lecturer support services, library and curriculum production support, academic policy and quality assurance processes, as well as central administrative services including marketing and communications, estates, finance, people services and IT.