Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education & Experience)

London (Greater) (GB)
16 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
21 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of East London is one of the most diverse and vibrant universities in the global capital. Our pioneering and forward-thinking vision is making a positive and significant impact to the communities we serve, inspiring both our staff and students to reach their full potential.  

We are looking for forward-thinking, innovative, curious, high-energy, self-aware people who are passionate about making a positive difference and who will thrive in an inclusive and diverse University community who are always moving forwards.

We are building an environment of success where colleagues are supported to achieve, and our community can flourish and thrive. We are an accredited Investors in People Award Institution and have achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award. With Athena Swan Awards and being one of a small number of Universities to have achieved the Race Equality Charter Award, we continue on our journey to address and reduce barriers to opportunity.  

Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor & President, the PVC Education & Experience provides strategic and operational leadership to optimize all outcomes and inputs to student success. The PVC (E&E) is the process owner for all elements of student success and the ability to work collaboratively with related portfolios and services will be critical. The PVC Education & Experience is accountable for the delivery of a highest quality student experience for every student, ensuring each student is supported and enabled to realise their potential. In alignment with the Chief Student Officer will lead on the delivery of UEL’s ‘Future Graduate’ strategic objective of the University’s Vision 2028. 

The successful applicant will have an inclusive, determined and inspirational approach to leadership, encouraging ideas, initiative and innovation in others whilst establishing a cost-effective and high-performance culture based on continuous improvement. They must be able to build strong and purposeful internal and external stakeholder relationships with partners and potential partners and play a key strategic role in enabling the University to fulfil its potential.

A member of the University Executive Board, the PVC (E&E), qualified to Doctoral level, will lead student success; education and experience; and institutional equity.   The precise reporting lines for the role are currently under review as part of establishing the new role of Chief Student Officer at the University.  

As one of the most socially inclusive and international Universities and comprising one of the most diverse staff populations in the UK (50% of our professoriate identify from black or minority ethnic backgrounds), we are hugely proud of our track record in reducing inequalities (ranked 1st in the UK & 2nd globally, Times Higher Education Global Impact Rankings, 2020) and our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of Vision 2028.  

An executive search process is being carried out by Anderson Quigley in addition to the public advertisement. The closing date for applications is noon on 21st April 2023

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