Vice-President (Strategy & Planning)

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University College London

London, UK

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Role Managed by:

Thomas Eade

Research Associate

t: +44 (0)20 3928 7349

e: Thomas.Eade@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with the seniority of the role

Closing Date: 01/08/2021

UCL Vice-President (Strategy & Planning) 

 

UCL – London’s Global University  

UCL is a diverse community with the freedom to challenge and think differently.  With over 12,500 staff and more than 41,500 students from 150 countries, we pursue academic excellence, break boundaries and make a positive impact on real world problems. We champion innovation, creativity and cross-disciplinary working in our teaching and research and we are consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the world. From the start, we opened higher education to students from a wide range of backgrounds and have changed the way we create and share knowledge. The courageous attitude and disruptive spirit of our founders is still alive today.  

Our new President & Provost Dr Michael Spence joined UCL in 2021. As he builds UCL’s senior leadership team, we now seek to appoint three positions: Vice-Provost (Education & Student Experience), Vice-President (Strategy & Planning) and Vice-President (Advancement). This new team will oversee a unified strategy for UCL, through collaboration built on trust, openness, collaboration and commitment. 

The Vice-President (Strategy & Planning) is a new role created to help us realise our collective vision. The successful candidate will join UCL at an exciting time, as the President & Provost works with our community of brilliant minds to develop the themes that will be at the heart of the new UCL strategy. As the senior facilitator of that strategy, the Vice-President will be responsible for building a whole-university culture of strategic planning and data-driven decision-making and will lead the teams that provide data and insight, business analysis and planning support.  

UCL is seeking a collaborative and strategic individual with significant experience of leading a successful strategy function within a complex organisation. They will have a strong track record of leading impactful stakeholder engagement and driving change. The appointee will have a consultative style and demonstrate high levels of integrity, emotional intelligence and creativity, combined with a desire to facilitate the success of others. 

UCL is an outstanding place to work. Our people are our greatest asset and in return we provide an empowering, values-based environment. We foster difference, mutual respect and collaboration, and actively encourage applications that will bring diverse experience to the leadership of UCL. 

Applications should consist of a full CV detailing academic and professional qualifications, full employment history, latest remuneration and relevant achievements and should be accompanied by a covering letter describing briefly their suitability for this role, why the appointment is of interest, and what they believe they can bring to the role. 

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Thomas Eade on 0203 928 7349 or Thomas.Eade@perrettlaver.com.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 1st August 2021.

Inclusion

Perrett Laver believes that excellence will be achieved through recognising the value of every individual. A broad range of perspectives, backgrounds and opinions amongst our global community of colleagues is crucial in maintaining our culture of openness, intellectual curiosity, and creativity. We take an active role in supporting under-represented communities and groups in becoming better and more fairly represented in the leadership of all organisations. We also know that diverse and inclusive teams have a positive impact on our ability to identify, engage and secure candidates from these groups.

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To ensure inclusion on the basis of age, disability, ethnic or national origin, family circumstance, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, political or religious beliefs, race, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, we would like to specifically invite applications from under-represented groups.

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