Pro Vice-Chancellor - Learning and Teaching

Ref: 4147

Birmingham City University

Birmingham

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Role Managed by:

Lucija Vihar

Research Associate

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e: Lucija.Vihar@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with the seniority of the role

Closing Date: 01/08/2019

Located in centre of the UK’s fastest growing City, Birmingham City University (BCU) is a vibrant, ambitious and successful institution.  We are a large, diverse University with around 24,000 students from 80 countries, with over 50 % of our students from a BAME background, c 2,500 members of staff and a turnover of c £230 million. We have an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly atmosphere.  Our vison is to be the “leading university for creative and professional practice inspired by innovation and enquiry” and students are at the heart of all that we do. Our educational provision is informed by, and engaged with, employers and the professions, with an emphasis on practical skills and professional relevance, applied through creativity and enterprise. With over £340 million invested in our estate, creating a remarkable environment for both students and staff, we are committed to transforming the lives and prospects of all our students.

The role of Pro Vice-Chancellor - Learning and Teaching (PVC L&T) is a new appointment, reporting directly to the Vice-Chancellor and is a member of the Executive Group. Aligning with the overarching University strategy, the new PVC L&T will take ownership of the overall strategy for learning and teaching across BCU and translate this into operational excellence.  With responsibility for the nominated Departments in the University’s Student and Academic Services Provision, the new PVC L&T will work closely with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), academic and professional services colleagues to develop an innovative approach to inclusive pedagogic practice, encouraging experimentation and enhancing the student academic experience, preparing students for graduate employment or further study. 

Candidates will have:

Significant relevant experience of working in a senior leadership role in Higher Education
A strong personal academic track record,
A broad understanding of the differing needs and modes of education across disciplines
A thorough appreciation of methods of education delivery including on-line, and the criticality of the student experience
Familiarity with the impact of digital media and technologies
Demonstrable leadership experience and management of heading teams - including both academic and professional services staff
Comfortable with complexity, whilst delivering successful change programmes leading to performance improvements. 

This is an exciting opportunity for individuals who share BCU’s values and mission, to make a real difference and contribute to the onward development of an ambitious institution committed to supporting, inspiring and enabling talented students, and serving the needs and aspirations of the City and wider regions.

For further details, including a job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please visit:  https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 4147. Applications will close at midnight BST on Thursday 1st August 2019.

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