Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education and Student Experience)

Canterbury, Kent (GB)
25 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
13 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Canterbury Christ Church University welcomes applications for the role of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education and Student Experience). We seek a pro-active academic leader to oversee the delivery of learning and teaching of the highest quality and put student wellbeing at the heart of all we do.

Our mission is to transform lives and enrich the communities we serve. We want to provide our students with a superb education. We also want to work in partnership with them to ensure they graduate with great employment prospects, an understanding of the challenges facing society and our world, and with the skills, commitment and personal qualities needed to help address them. We aim to embed a sense of belonging for students and staff, promoting equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism.

Our new PVC (Education and Student Experience) will be a key leader in this journey, embracing and translating our Vision 2030 to deliver transformational change. Reporting to our Deputy Vice-Chancellor, they will work closely with the Vice-Chancellor and senior team and lead six Directorates: Learning & Teaching Enhancement, Student Wellbeing, Community & Belonging, Student Resolution & Student Protection, Registry, Library & Learning Resources and Quality & Standards.

We seek someone with a positive, solution-focused outlook who knows how to inspire, support and empower colleagues and to facilitate the significant talent and expertise of their team. With a track record of getting things done, they will have experience of leading and implementing change - ideally of major cross faculty/university initiatives that demonstrably improved the quality and impact of learning, teaching and student experience. Experience of successfully leading high performing teams and of designing/improving systems or processes would be valuable.

Why join us?

There is a real sense of optimism at Canterbury Christ Church University. As one of the fastest growing Universities in the UK, we are home to 25,000 students across three different campuses and several key collaborative partners in the UK and overseas. We have invested over £100M over the past decade in our facilities - and the most recent Graduate Outcomes survey puts us as the top university in the UK for graduates in employment. With improved student satisfaction and league table placings over the past two years, we are ambitious to continue to grow our reputation across every area of student success.

This is an exciting time to join us, right at the start of Vision 2030, our new strategic framework that places collaboration, courage, wellbeing and sustainability at its heart. If you want to join a values driven organisation, be part of a collegiate, committed Senior Management Team and have the passion and ambition to deliver an outstanding student experience which transforms the lives of students then we are excited to hear from you. 

For more information, including a candidate brochure, please go to You are also welcome to contact our Resourcing Consultant, Ellie Hurst, ( to arrange a supportive and confidential conversation. Ellie can tell you more about the role, our University, and the application/recruitment process.

Applications by CV and cover letter to Ellie Hurst by email (

Closing date: 13th October 2023

Applicants will hear from us on or before 24th October 2023.

Interview date: 6th November 2023 in Canterbury