Vice Chancellor

Chelmsford, Essex (GB)
05 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Anglia Ruskin University  

Vice Chancellor 

Anglia Ruskin University has long been regarded as one of the most entrepreneurial universities in the UK, established originally in 1858, when the art critic, patron and philanthropist John Ruskin opened Cambridge School of Art, which is still at the heart of our Cambridge campus. Today, we have a second major campus at Chelmsford, and two others in London and Peterborough, together with a significant network of UK and transnational collaborative partnerships.

Offering a rich range of courses from the arts, law and social sciences to education, business, science and technology, we gained a Silver rating in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework for our active and inclusive educational provision. Over £100 million has been spent on our campuses in recent years. In 2018, we opened our undergraduate Medical School in a magnificent new purpose-built facility in Chelmsford. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, twelve research areas were ranked as world-leading. Substantial investment has been made in high-profile research institutes, and the University has been ranked in the top 350 of the THES 2019 World University Rankings for the third year running.  

Students are at the heart of our University where our vision is to transform lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. We have a particular mission to benefit the economy and environment of our regions and those who live there, while continuing to develop a national and international impact. 

The Board of Governors are now seeking a new Vice-Chancellor in succession to Professor Iain Martin who has been appointed Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University in Melbourne.  Strategic vision and ambition will be key elements sought in the successful candidate, together with a deep commitment to the values and mission of the University. The successful candidate will have an inclusive management style, accompanied by strong leadership qualities, together with the ability to engage with, and inspire, the staff, students and wider community. 

We have ambitious plans for the future and have invested heavily in people and facilities to this end. The new Vice-Chancellor will have an exceptional opportunity to lead Anglia Ruskin University at this exciting time in our development. 

For more information on this outstanding opportunity, please visit 

For a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Anderson Quigley: Elliott Rae on +44 (0)7584 078 534, Deian Hopkin on +44 (0)7711 155 720, or Ed Pritchard on +44 (0)7980 817 927. 

The closing date for application is Monday 3rd December 2018. 

In keeping with the University’s values on diversity, we welcome candidates from all backgrounds. 

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