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Chief Executive, Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA)

The Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) is a highly successful membership organisation that supports and advises university HR teams, senior managers and leaders on HR practice, pay, pensions and other employment issues. UCEA plays a pivotal role in representing the interests of Higher Education providers as employers, including involvement in national multi-employer pay negotiations.


The UK is a global leader in higher education. The UK HE sector now has over 270 higher education providers including 162 publicly funded institutions, which range from six of the world’s top 25 research-intensive universities to a number of small specialist institutions. These 162 form the core of UCEA’s 171 member institutions. There are 430,000 substantive staff employed in the sector which generates more than £95 billion of revenue for the UK economy. 


A new Chief Executive is now sought with the incumbent stepping down at the end of the year. In a period of unprecedented change and challenge in the Higher Education sector, the appointee will provide vital leadership and develop the organisation to meet the changing needs of its member institutions.


Candidate Pack


To apply please send your CV and a cover letter to . The closing date for receipt of applications is 26 July 2019.