Birmingham City University
Birmingham City University has a deserved reputation as a vibrant, ambitious and successful institution. With over 26,800 students from c.100 countries, 3,250 staff, and an annual income of c £256m, Birmingham City University (BCU) is an ambitious, exciting, and diverse place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities (including a £350m investment in our estate, transforming our campus to meet the needs of a rapidly growing university), first-rate staff and focus on practical skills and professional relevance is producing some of the country’s most employable graduates. Located in the heart of a vibrant Birmingham, the university has a long history in the city, and its mission and values reflect its heritage - we are the University for the City.
Reporting directly to the Vice-Chancellor, the DVC (Academic) is a key strategic position and will play a central role in the leadership of the University during a significant period of growth and transformation. Responsible for our academic portfolio and for the experience of our students and working closely with the Vice-Chancellor and the University Executive Group, the successful candidate will play a critical role in shaping an exciting future for our pioneering institution, for our students, our staff and our partners.
In shaping our new 2025 strategy, we are re-imagining what a university can be post the pandemic and will be taking bold and distinctive steps to drive a renewed commitment to academic excellence and to working in partnership with our communities helping them to meet their aspirations for themselves and for their families. With complete strategic oversight and ownership, this is an ideal role for a creative academic senior manager who sees the possibilities to enhance and transform the lives and learning experience of all our students. We are seeking someone who can shape our academic heart and be at the forefront of academic quality, development and innovation. We are looking to appoint a DVC Academic who is highly motivated and who can demonstrate a strong track record of success at a senior level of management within Higher Education. A deep personal commitment to the values and ethos of the University will also be essential.
A key part of the University Executive Group, this is a unique opportunity to contribute to the ongoing success of one of the UK’s most vibrant and diverse Universities.
If you have the requisite attributes, expertise and vision we are seeking, we would be delighted to hear from you.
Further information, including a full candidate brief, can be found at www.odgers.com/81117