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Founded over 80 years ago, Goodenough College is a unique charitable institution in its own beautiful garden square in the heart of Bloomsbury in London providing a dynamic and vibrant extra-curricular life to its residents and staff alike.


Goodenough College

Location: London WC1

Founded in 1931 as a hall of residence for international students, Goodenough College continues to serve as a principal centre for postgraduate students from around the globe, linking with academic and professional institutions across London. The College offers a truly unique community environment with a diverse body of some 700 students members. Goodenough’s distinctive collegiate atmosphere is further enhanced by a vibrant extra-curricular programme of workshops, seminars and conferences, together with a wealth of cultural, social and sporting activities. The College also owns a hotel within its campus (the Goodenough Club) and a student study centre in Scotland (the Burn).

The College is committed to both traditional and contemporary values associated with the higher education sector, with a strong ethos of tolerance, leadership and service within its diverse student community. It seeks to promote international understanding and goodwill amongst the student members, drawing both on its historical association with the Commonwealth and more recent links across the wider international community. The Patron is HM The Queen who visits regularly and takes an active interest in College affairs.

The College is seeking an exceptional leader to take the institution into the next phase of its significant history. As Director this person will safeguard and develop the College’s community and academic life, ensuring that all members and staff are enriched by their time here. They will be responsible not only for the internal and operational running of the College, but also serve as a crucial ambassador, working externally with a broad range of distinguished figures and key stakeholders from all walks of life. Building upon Major-General Andrew Ritchie’s exceptional work, the College’s next Director has an outstanding opportunity to further solidify and develop Goodenough’s impact both locally, nationally and internationally.

Candidates will be able to demonstrate proven success at board or equivalent level with strong leadership and management skills gained in the educational, diplomatic, military, commercial, not for profit or public sectors. A dynamic and experienced senior figure is required, perhaps seeking a fresh challenge after a career in another field.

Saxton Bampfylde is acting as an employment agency advisor to Goodenough College on this appointment. A candidate brief with full application details can be obtained from their website at using reference code KAGIB. Alternatively, email Belinda Beck at or telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).

Applications should arrive no later than 9am, 23rd March 2018.

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