Pro Vice-Chancellor and Vice-Provost (Business)

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University of East London


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Role Managed by:

Fabrice Yala

Research Associate

t: +44 (0)20 3928 7347


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 05/02/2023

Formal Interview Date: w/c 13th March 2023

We are delighted to announce our search to appoint a new member of the University Executive Board at the University of East London as the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Vice-Provost (Business). This role will lead the Royal Docks School of Business and Law and play a key institutional role in working across the University on delivering our strategic roadmap, Vision 2028.

Now is the ideal time to be joining the University of East London. We have emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic fitter, stronger, and more robust. With an even greater appetite to accelerate inclusive talent by realising potential, wherever and whenever it is found, and to advance knowledge & innovation to help people and the planet.

As we enter the era of Industry 5.0, we understand the need to think more holistically about what and how we teach our students and create an impact in and for the communities we serve. Through our transformative 10-year strategy - Vision 2028 - we are committed to becoming the UK’s leading careers-first institution, pioneering future careers and sustainable innovation for a rapidly changing world.

The Royal Docks School of Business Law has grown significantly in the past five years and is now home to over 7,000 students across our subject areas of Innovation and Management; Finance and Entrepreneurship; Law, Policing and Justice, and Hospitality, Events and Tourism. We are an educational hub that reaches out to the world-leading resources on our doorstep. With a wide range of industry links and connections, we give our students exposure to some of the biggest brands and names through partnerships, placement opportunities, live project briefs, joint courses, and research collaborations.

Featuring one of the largest Bloomberg trading suites in the country, our Mooting Court and Legal Advice Centre, and our Strategy and Analytics Laboratory in collaboration with Amazon Web Services, we recognise we are on the cusp of a new digital revolution and have designed our courses and School with an understanding of how technology has advanced the practices of Business and Law.

We are seeking a highly experienced leader with demonstrable evidence of change management and strategic vision and implementation in a Business/Law environment. As a new member of the UEB, you will have experience in managing wide-ranging and complex stakeholder relationships and an exceptional leadership background that demonstrates development and growth. If this sounds like it might be you, we look forward to hearing from you. 

The closing date for applications is midnight on 23:59 (BST) Sunday 5th February 2023. For an informal conversation about the role, please contact James Whitehead at

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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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