Vice-Principal (Health)

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Queen Mary University of London


Role Managed by:

Rachel Hogan

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 207 340 6210

f: +44 (0) 207 340 6201


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 19/09/2021

Formal Interview Date: tbc (late November)

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Queen Mary University of London

Appointment of Vice-Principal (Health)

Queen Mary is a world-leading university at the forefront of research and innovation, providing world-class education across the disciplinary spectrum. We have a highly diverse student body for a Russell Group university, with more than 90 per cent of our students from a state school background; 75 per cent from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic groups; and 51 per cent are first in their family to go into Higher Education. We truly provide world-class education and opportunities to all students who have the potential, irrespective of their background. 

It is this diversity in our student profile, alongside our research excellence and our deep engagement with our local communities, that makes Queen Mary unique and such a special place to work and study. Our community numbers over 28,000 students and 4,400 staff across sites in central London as well as in China, Malta and Paris. In our recently launched 2030 strategy we have articulated our ambition to be the most inclusive university of its kind, anywhere.

We are seeking to appoint a new Vice-Principal (Health) who will play an instrumental role in delivering our ambitions. A member of the Senior Executive Team (SET), and reporting to the President and Principal, the Vice-Principal (Health) oversees one of Queen Mary’s three faculties. The Faculty includes Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry and six world leading health research institutes. The Vice Principal (Health) will lead the Faculty and will also contribute to the overall wider leadership of the University. Working closely with colleagues from across the institution, with NHS partners and stakeholders from both the public and private sectors, this position will require a genuinely collaborative and interdisciplinary approach.

At the forefront of medical research and education, with research themes in cancer, cardiovascular medicine, inflammation, trauma and population health, the Faculty is ranked 2nd in the 2021 QS World University rankings for research citations and consistently positioned first in London for subject rankings and student satisfaction. Working with six NHS Trust partners in East London, the Faculty is central to delivering impact on health-related challenges for local and global populations; it has a strong commitment to public engagement through its pioneering science education centre in Whitechapel; The Centre of the Cell.  The Faculty leads significant programmes such as East London Genes & Health and our World Health Organisation Centre on Mental Health that are making a real difference to peoples’ wellbeing. This position will play a key role in supporting Barts Life Sciences, a powerful partnership involving Queen Mary University of London, Barts Health NHS Trust and supported by Barts Charity to transform population health and patient care, accelerating healthcare innovation from ‘bench to bedside’ and drawing on the most diverse population in Europe.  There is the opportunity to further develop our Whitechapel campus drawing on recent investments in Digital Health and expanded incubation space through our University Enterprise Zone. 

We are seeking a highly motivated academic leader who shares a deep commitment to our values and will be a positive catalyst for change. You will have strong academic credentials in a relevant discipline, alongside a genuine passion for quality and innovation in higher education. You will bring considerable experience of providing senior leadership and achieving success in complex organisational environments; you will be adept at representing your organisation with senior stakeholders, you will care deeply about nurturing outstanding academic talent, attracting the best talent from around the world, carrying out world-class impactful research and educating future healthcare professionals in medicine and dentistry.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Rachel Hogan on 020 7340 6210 or

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 19th September.  

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.

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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.

Our commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, identity, and experience drives us every day – for clients, for candidate identification and in the recruitment, development and retention of colleagues. 

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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