Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education, Culture and Society

Ref: 5759

University of Worcester

Worcester, England.

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Role Managed by:

Jaanvi Patel

Research Associate

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with the seniority of the role.

Closing Date: 12/06/2022

Formal Interview Date: TBC

University of Worcester

Appointment of Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education, Culture and Society


The University of Worcester is a high achieving, dynamic institution with a notably inclusive, civic ethos.

The number one University in the UK for gender equity, Worcester has recorded multiple achievements for teaching quality, graduate employment, inclusion, contribution to the community, environmental sustainability and more.

The University is seeking to appoint two Pro Vice Chancellors (Pro Vice Chancellor,  Education, Culture and Society & Pro Vice Chancellor, Health and Science) to give creative, effective leadership across the University’s academic portfolio.

Long one of the country’s major providers of education and training for the children’s and teaching workforce, Worcester, with a strong reputation for high quality provision, graduate employability and real societal impact is now the UK’s fastest growing provider of education for the health professions.

The successful candidates will each be outstanding individuals, with a demonstrable passion for Higher Education and record in university leadership. An authentic leader, with the ability to lead across the breadth of disciplines within their portfolio and the wider community, both new Pro Vice Chancellors will play a key role within and for the University.

The new Pro Vice Chancellors will be strategic, creative thinkers, able to analyse new situations, create new opportunities and formulate imaginative, effective solutions whilst working co-operatively and harmoniously with a notably collegiate team. Both postholders will have a strong commitment to the values of the University, including the principles of widening participation, diversity, equality, inclusion and academic freedom.

The University of Worcester is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical, and sustainable working environment that values equality and diversity. We strongly encourage qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply for one of these new roles.

Pro Vice Chancellor, Education, Culture and Society

As a key member of the University Executive, reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor, the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education, Culture and Society will provide leadership to the four Heads of School who lead the University’s provision in:

Arts; Business including Computing; Education; Humanities.

This postholder will guide and support the delivery of excellence across this range of academic activities, advancing education, research and knowledge exchange whilst enhancing student and staff achievements. Working closely with other members of the University’s executive and the Heads of School the postholder will develop the University’s educational portfolio, partnerships and beneficial impact.

For further information and to download the appointment details, please visit quoting reference 5759.

Applications will close at 12:00 noon BST on 12th June, 2022

Salary: Commensurate with the seniority of the role.

For informal inquiries please contact Jaanvi Patel on or +44 (0)20 3928 7368

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