Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Ref: 7299

Birmingham City University

Birmingham, England

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Role coordinated by:

Xavier Thomason

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 3928 7387


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date: 19/05/2024

Formal Interview Date: Wednesday 12th June 2024

Birmingham City University (BCU) is an institution with a proud heritage and a hugely ambitious future, dedicated to enabling all our students to transform their lives and achieve their fullest potential. Just as we were founded to shape the needs of the industry around us in 1843, so today we are looking at how to shape society, create an economy of the future and provide our students with a platform to be an integral part of this future we seek to create. We have seen significant student growth in recent years, from 23,500 students from 80 countries in 2016, to more than 31,000 from over 100 countries in 2023.  

Our University is like no other. We have invested over £400 million in our estate, including unique developments across our hugely expanded City Centre Campus with a stunning state of the art home for our Royal Birmingham Conservatoire as well as the distinctive redevelopment of a Victorian factory into STEAMhouse, a home for our STEAM agenda to bring together entrepreneurs, creatives and academics to generate new interdisciplinary solutions to tomorrow’s problems.

The appointment of Professor David Mba FREng as our new Vice-Chancellor has given fresh impetus to this agenda as the university begins work on a new strategy that takes us beyond 2030. The development of the new strategy will be a key focus of his Executive Leadership Team, of which this role will play a major part, with an enhanced focus on social mobility and inclusion, EDI employability and interdisciplinarity, the University seeks to be the premier anchor institution that benefits not just its students but the wider Birmingham area.

Building on this powerful platform, we are seeking to appoint a Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) to join Professor Mba’s Executive Leadership Team, playing an integral role in the next phase of BCU’s development. The appointed individual will lead on all aspects of the University’s educational portfolio. They will be responsible for leading and developing the University’s Education Strategy, with direct accountability for developing and championing the vision and strategic direction of education, delivering a transformational and world-class educational experience that will enhance students’ career prospects.

We are on the threshold of a new era, our most exciting yet, and want to appoint an ambitious and talented leader able to seize the opportunities in front of us.

Location: Birmingham, England
Salary: Commensurate with experience

The closing date for applications is midnight (BST) on Sunday 19th May 2024.

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If you would like to discuss this opportunity further or have any questions about the role, please contact Research Associate, Xavier Thomason at or +44 (0)20 7340 7387.

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