Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)
University of Westminster
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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research
Salary & Benefits: Competitive Salary
Closing Date: 26/08/2019
The University of Westminster has a long and distinctive history. Founded over 180 years ago as the UK’s first polytechnic institution, it has become known for the many ways in which it helps students to realise their full potential, regardless of background. Westminster’s founding values are to be progressive and questioning, with a spirit that reflects its location at the heart of a world city which is home to diverse communities and which has global reach. Its teaching is practical, relevant and contemporary, providing grounded, holistic education with wide horizons and opportunities, and graduates therefore who will help fuel growth and prosperity, and who become good citizens of the world.
Under its new strategy, ‘Being Westminster’, the University is set to build on this unique history and previous achievements to make more of a difference than ever before.
The University now seeks a Deputy Vice-Chancellor to join them on this journey who will bring truly inspirational leadership and a bold, innovative, transformative outlook to teaching and learning activities. Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor and President, you will work in partnership with stakeholders, including colleagues and students, to develop and deliver the University’s education strategy, championing the vision and direction. As a member of the University Executive Board, you join the small team of leaders driving the University towards a successful future. You will be a key player with input into institution-wide strategic planning and development and will bring a comprehensive understanding of the evolving UK Higher Education sector as it pertains to learning and teaching. This position requires an individual passionate about the difference that education makes, with the courage and conviction to try new initiatives and embrace change, including the significant potential that digitally based learning brings. The University is particularly keen to identify those who will seek new chances for innovation and impact, and who will work closely with stakeholders internally and externally to achieve these.
Westminster will be delighted to hear from those who share their ambition, energy and commitment; who look forwards and outwards, continuing to challenge with imagination and insight; and who embrace their culture of support, encouragement, and responsibility.
The University of Westminster will be supported in this appointment by executive search firm, Perrett Laver. For further details, including the job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please visits https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference number 4261.
The closing date for applications is 26 August 2019.
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The University is currently under-represented with regards to gender and BAME within its senior roles and is actively promoting diversity in its workforce. We particularly welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly females and individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds and those with disabilities.
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