Royal Academy of Dance
£45,000 - £50,000
Closing Date
Employer Royal Academy of Dance


Great opportunity for a Registrar to join the team.

About us

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is a global leader in dance education and training.  Our mission is to promote the art of dance and ensure its development through diverse and inclusive dance education and training programmes across the world, nurturing creativity, innovation, artistry and excellence. Through dance we can enrich lives and transform communities.

With a purpose-built global headquarters in Wandsworth / Battersea, London, the RAD has a presence in 85 countries and 36 offices around the world. Established in 1920, the RAD was granted a Royal Charter in 1935.  The RAD is a registered charity, a higher education establishment and an awarding body.

About the role

As part of the Academy’s ongoing commitment to providing high-quality student learning experiences and regulatory compliance, we are looking for an exceptional Registrar to develop and lead the Faculty of Education Registry department.

Reporting to the Director of Education, you will be a member of the senior leadership team. You will be expected to have strategic input into the management of all Registry-related processes, ensuring systems are efficient, compliant and meet all current regulatory requirements. You will have opportunities to shape, implement and enhance student recruitment and admissions policies and processes, alongside developing initiatives for widening participation to promote and support recruitment of a diverse student body.

This is a superb opportunity for someone with a proven track record of thinking methodically and innovatively. You will be required to use your strategic and people management skills to support the delivery of a high-quality, efficient Registry service. It is expected you will have substantial knowledge and experience of working in academic administration, ideally in a higher/further education context. You will have extensive experience and knowledge of working within a fast-pace work environment that requires full compliance to rapidly evolving regulatory frameworks, as well as the ability to engage and build successful working relationships and partnerships.

We are passionate about providing a positive workplace culture. While time in our accessible London (Wandsworth / Battersea) office will be required, we operate a hybrid model of in-person and remote working. Staff discounts on dance and fitness classes and wellbeing resources, plus events and volunteering opportunities enhance the RAD experience, as well as a range of lunchtime activities including book club, dance, Pilates and a craft club.

We also offer 25 days paid holiday (pro rata) plus bank holidays and a birthday day off, contributory pension scheme, access to the Perkbox discounts platform – including an Employee Assistance Programme, WeCare scheme, Bupa cash plan, life assurance, season ticket loan and cycle to work scheme.

Due to the nature of the RAD’s work, the successful candidate will be required to have an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Applications which do not include a full employment history and reference details will not be taken forward to the shortlisting stage.

The post you are applying for is classed as having a high degree of contact with children and involves ‘regulated activity’. As such it is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

All colleagues are required to promote and safeguard the welfare of children they are responsible for, or come into contact with, and to adhere to and ensure compliance with the RADs Safeguarding Policy at all times.

We encourage and welcome applications from people with a disability, people from minority ethnic backgrounds, and people from the LGBTQIA+ community.  

Please let us know if you have any access needs for the interview.

No agencies please.

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