Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Hertfordshire (GB)
13 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

With heritage in Britain’s pioneering aeronautical industry, the University of Hertfordshire has been an innovative force in education since the early 1950s. Today, we are a thriving community of more than 30,000 students and 3,000 staff, based across two vibrant and inclusive campuses. We offer 550 degree options and have a turnover of £340million. Our strong relationships with industry and award-winning careers services complement high-quality teaching to ensure Herts' students gain the knowledge and skills they need to match their ambition and succeed. Our academics are experts in their fields, powered by curiosity and driven to deliver research that’s making a meaningful social and environmental impact in the UK and beyond our shores. 

We are now looking to appoint a new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) to provide academic leadership across the university, working in close collaboration with the Vice-Chancellor. The DVC will have line-management responsibility for the University Pro Vice-Chancellors and School Deans and work to enhance performance and coherence across the University’s academic provision while fostering innovation and excellence in all that we do. 

Strong candidates for this role will bring a proven track record of strategic academic leadership in a context of relevant complexity and scale, with experience of driving change and improvement in a collaborative culture. They will also need to demonstrate the ability to operate confidently at a cross-institutional level, combining vision and strategic thinking with pragmatism and drive to deliver results. 
With a record of academic achievement that lends them the necessary credibility across the University, strong candidates will also bring outstanding communication and relationship-building skills to enable them to lead in a collegiate way. We are strongly committed to our values and placing students at the centre of all we do and will be looking for an individual who can embrace this in the way that they work and represent the University.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the University of Hertfordshire on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference IAUHD. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Friday 31st March.