Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Students)

Ref: 4223

Aston University

UK

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Role Managed by:

Lucija Vihar

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6286

e: Lucija.Vihar@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 06/08/2019

Aston University has developed a bold and UK-leading strategy, putting beneficiaries at the heart of all our operations. We define our beneficiaries as those who the University exists to serve; students, external organisations, and our region and society. As an institution our mission is clear: to be the UK’s leading university for students aspiring to succeed in business and the professions, where original research, enterprise and inspiring teaching deliver local and global impact.

Everything we do at Aston is focused around impacting upon our city, our region and our society. We believe that people create change, and we want to educate and inspire the generations that will change the world around us.

Focusing on the first of these groups, we are now seeking to appoint, for the first time, a Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Students) who will be the institutional lead on student engagement, student recruitment, wellbeing, inclusion, student employability, and wider student communications. Working closely with senior academic and professional services colleagues, the PVC (Students) will provide strategic advice and leadership on how to enhance services for, and engagement with, Aston’s students, enabled through a high quality digital student experience. This role will report to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement) but will work closely with the PVC (Education) who is line managed by the Provost. They will also work alongside the PVC International to ensure that the end-to-end student journey is aligned to the needs of students coming to the University from across the world.

The PVC (Students) will be a strategic, service-oriented individual with a comprehensive understanding of student experience strategy, policy and practice in the UK higher education sector. This new position requires an inspiring leader, with an ability to drive high performance, who is passionate about the difference that education makes. They must have a forward-thinking outlook and the courage to try new initiatives. Aston University is committed to diversity and inclusion at all levels and in all forms. Aston wishes to encourage applications that will continue to strengthen the diversity in its leadership team.

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