The University of East London (UEL) is an open, diverse and inclusive university that is transforming people’s lives by developing their skills and unlocking their potential.

We pride ourselves on the real-world relevance of our courses and research and the quality of our partnerships and industry links. We produce capable graduates, entrepreneurs and researchers, empowering them to make a profound social, cultural and economic impact on the communities of east London and beyond.

The University is located in one of the world’s most multi-cultural areas, and our students and staff are a microcosm of that diversity, with 135 different nationalities represented on our campuses. More than half of our students come from our adjacent boroughs, making it both a local and global community.

Like much of the higher education sector, the University faces challenges ahead, but there are also great opportunities. Our campuses are at the centre of a massive regeneration zone and graduate-level job opportunities in the local area are projected to increase significantly.

The Board Members we hope to attract will reflect a new culture – an equal, diverse and inclusive breadth of skills, proven leadership, knowledge, experience, enthusiasm and commitment. You will contribute to the collective responsibility that will reflect the talent and potential of our staff, students and communities.

We are committed to widening access to higher education and giving people the right pathways so they can take full advantage of the economic transformation taking place on our doorstep. It’s an exciting time to be part of UEL and I hope you will join me on our journey. I guarantee you will find it both inspiring and rewarding.

If you would like to apply to join the University of East London, we ask that you provide the following documents:

  • A covering letter that addresses and provides evidence against the essential criteria set out in the person specification. The covering letter provides you with the opportunity to explain your motivation, as well as highlighting how your experience and achievements fit with the requirements of the role.
  • An up-to-date CV that shows the relevance of your experience.

All documentation should be emailed to the University Secretary, Tristan Foot on the address below.

To informally enquire about the position, contact Tristan Foot: or 020 8223 2091

To apply by email click here.