Heads of College, St Cuthbert’s Society and Van Mildert College

Durham, United Kingdom
23 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

PVC Colleges & Student Experience Office

PROF1: - Grade 10, Competitive
Open-Ended/Permanent - Full Time
Contract Duration: Fixed term for 5 years, with the possibility of renewal for a further period of five years. Established academics are offered a permanent academic role and, subject to the satisfactory meeting of expectations aligned with the Department’s contribution to REF or TEF, the postholder will revert to a full-time academic post at the conclusion of their term as Head of College.
Contracted Hours per Week: 35
Closing Date: 30-Nov-2020, 7:59:00 AM

Heads of College: St Cuthbert’s Society and Van Mildert College

Durham University is seeking new Heads of College for two Colleges, Van Mildert College and St Cuthbert’s Society, to lead them into the next phase of their development from summer 2021.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting – Durham is a university like no other.

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A world top 100, research intensive university, Durham prides itself on providing an education and a wider student experience that is on a par with the very best institutions worldwide. Durham is moreover a proudly collegiate university, with 17 colleges located across Durham City, and more due to follow between now and 2027. Our residential college communities make Durham a highly distinctive place to study and engage in the wider student experience.

The University Strategy sets out a bold vision over ten years that builds on our reputation for excellence in education, research and the wider student experience. Every one of our colleges, alongside the Students’ Union and Experience Durham, plays an integral role in what makes us different; and every one is critical to driving the University’s ambitious strategy to deliver a student experience as good as any in the world – an experience in which students’ individual personal development is accelerated by being challenged to participate to the fullest in the extraordinary range and number of opportunities available within the colleges and beyond.

Crucial to each College’s success is the person appointed to lead, champion, fundraise for and manage a community of passionate, engaged and activated students, staff and alumni who feel loyalty to their particular College and to the University. Accountable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Colleges & Student Experience, Heads of College are responsible (together with the University's Student Support and Wellbeing Directorate) for the well-being and development of students and staff in the College; for driving the College’s distinctive combination of opportunities for challenge and personal development; for the College’s sound functioning; and for devising, agreeing and implementing strategic plans aligned to the delivery of the University’s overall mission and aims.

The Heads of College will be inspirational and caring leaders who will have a strong personal commitment to Durham’s collegiate values and student welfare. The successful candidates will each be either a world leading academic at Associate or full Professorial level, or alternatively, a leader in an area aligned to our wider student experience, such as sport, drama, music, volunteering, fundraising and the wider charitable sector.

Durham University is committed to promoting equality and diversity.  We welcome applications from a diverse pool of leaders from all walks of life.

For further information on the role including a full role description and how to apply, please click HERE.

The closing date for applications is 29 November 2020 at 12 pm midnight (GMT).

DBS Requirement: Not Applicable.