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Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive

Suffolk (GB)
Closing date
22 Dec 2023

The University of Suffolk, one of the UK’s youngest universities, is an innovative, ambitious, and transformational institution. Since our launch in 2016, we have continued to grow, to deliver excellent learning and teaching, improve our rankings across a number of league tables and establish an excellent centre for Research, which performed strongly in our first REF submission.

We have achieved significant successes in student satisfaction and outcomes. We are passionate about transformation: be that of our students, our staff, our community, our region and beyond. We don’t just rely on our heritage; we focus on making history.

In a rapidly changing world, we have created a stable and supportive community where our students experience the highest quality in teaching, learning and social environments. Scholarships and high-impact research are ingrained within the institution, and our students benefit from building a foundation to improve their employability and offer real industry experience to prepare them for their future careers.

We now have over 18,000 students studying across our Ipswich campus and partner institutions. Our modern Waterfront Campus is home to state-of-the-art facilities and a brand new £15m Health and Wellbeing Building, cementing our long-standing excellence in health-related areas. While our partnership with BT at their research facility at Adastral Park means our students access cutting-edge technology at our Digitech Centre.

We are seeking a Vice-Chancellor who will build on Professor Helen Langton’s outstanding legacy and continue to deliver on our ambitious vision. The new Vice-Chancellor will provide inspirational, visible, energetic and effective leadership across the University.

Working with the Board, the Executive team and all staff, the Vice-Chancellor will continue to develop and implement our transformative strategy to 2030 and beyond, creating a legacy and foundation for the future with robust and sustainable finances, innovative professional partnerships, and significant local, national and global reach and impact.

The successful candidate will have the experience, track record, clarity of vision and management acumen to provide direction in an innovative and expanding academic environment. Values-driven and with good interpersonal skills, they will inspire and engage our staff and students, and extend our reach, impact and reputation.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to lead a modern and progressive university that delivers real-world impact, and to ensure its future position and sustained success at a time of real change in higher education.

For further information, including details of how to apply, please visit

Closing date: Friday 22nd December 2023

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