Chief Operating Officer and Registrar

On Application
16 June 2017
07 July 2017
Position / level
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Leadership Appointment:

·       Chief Operating Officer and Registrar

The University of Limerick (UL) with over 13,000 students and 1,300 staff is an energetic and enterprising institution with a proud record of innovation and excellence in education, research and scholarship. The dynamic, entrepreneurial and pioneering values which drive UL’s mission and strategy ensures that UL capitalises on local, national and international engagement and connectivity. UL is renowned for providing an outstanding student experience and conducting leading edge research. Our commitment is to make a difference by shaping the future through educating and empowering our students. UL is situated on a superb riverside campus of over 130 hectares with the River Shannon as a unifying focal point. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance this exceptional learning and research environment.

Office of the President

The President, as Chief Executive Officer of the University of Limerick, is ultimately responsible for all of the operations of the University.   He has proposed and received approval for a new Executive Leadership structure for the University to support the implementation of good practice and to put in place the leadership to lead and drive the implementation of the University’s strategy and academic ambition.  This structure will have a number of new roles critical among which is the following role:

• Chief Operating Officer and Registrar

As we continue to drive major change we are looking for talented leaders with the passion to make a real difference to our future. 

Chief Operating Officer and Registrar

The Chief Operating Officer and Registrar role is a new role at the University of Limerick and results from the restructuring of the Vice President Academic and Registrar role and function.

The Chief Operating Officer and Registrar at the University of Limerick is responsible for ensuring that the University’s core work of research, teaching and service to the wider community is enabled and supported as effectively, efficiently and economically as possible. Reporting to the President, the Chief Operating Officer and Registrar will be a member of the Executive Committee with specific line management responsibility for a number of key services being: ‘Corporate Affairs’ including Corporate Secretary, Legal, Internal Audit, Marketing and Communications, Public Relations, Strategic Planning, Governance and Risk; ‘Corporate Functions’ including Central Services such as Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, and Registry, including the Admissions Office. The Chief Operating Officer and Registrar will also be responsible for several Student Services such as Health & Safety and Sports & Recreation.

The Chief Operating Officer and Registrar will enable good organisation and management in the devolved academic community, while also building high performing, cost-effective and well-aligned central support, processes and systems.  Critically he/she will foster leadership, management and individual development in all parts of the academic support functions. The Chief Operating Officer and Registrar will also exercise this responsibility in relation to his/her own senior team, ensuring alignment among the professional leaders of specialist functions. The Chief Operating Officer and Registrar will work in close partnership with the other members of Executive Committee, Management Council and management teams across the institution.

How To Apply:

Informal enquiries to: Sean O’Driscoll, Athrú Consultancy Limited

Tel: +353 (0)1 4061924/0872202045 or click APPLY

Interested candidates should contact the recruitment consultant who can provide the role specification and candidate pack (this role specification will also be available on the University’s website   Applicants should send a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role and a full Curriculum Vitae.  Interviews will take place for the post in July 2017.

Closing date for applications: 17:00hrs: - Friday, 7 July 2017.