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Oxford University Press


The Delegates of Oxford University Press wish to appoint a Chief Executive and Secretary to the Delegates to succeed James Arnold-Baker, who will shortly be retiring. The Oxford University Press operates in some fifty countries, employs over 3,400 staff and has a turnover in excess of £275m. It is an integral part of the University of Oxford and shares the University's primary objective of achieving the widest possible dissemination of the fruits of scholarship, education, and culture. The Chief Executive and Secretary to the Delegates will have overall responsibility for the management of the Press in the United Kingdom, in the United States, and in all its branches throughout the world. The successful candidate will lead the business with a clear vision of the purposes and capabilities of the Press. He or she will have considerable commercial and managerial ability combined with an understanding of the special character and functions of a university press; a sound understanding of finance and financial management; strong strategic and organizational skills; an understanding of trading in intellectual property; leadership skills; and credibility with senior academics. Terms and conditions will be appropriate to this senior position. The appointee will be qualified to hold a professorial fellowship at a college of the University.

Interested individuals are invited to obtain full written particulars from the University's appointed consultants, Saxton Bampfylde International plc by telephoning 0181 466 4126 (24 hours) not later than 13 February 1998 quoting reference BPUA. The closing date for applications is 24 February 1998.

The University is an equal opportunity employer.

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Cambridge University Reporter 5728, 11th February 1998
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