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Deputy Vice-Chancellor / Provost

Salford, Greater Manchester (GB)
Competitive salary
Closing date
22 Apr 2024

Competitive salary

The University of Salford’s forward-thinking approach has powered progress for 125 years. Today, our university community encompasses over 26,000 students, 2,800 staff and 200,000 alumni from all around the world. Our unstoppable institution is bolstered by countless industry initiatives and innovative research programmes, building a thriving education community at the heart of a powerful and connected region.  Our mission, to enrich lives, is built on four areas of focus: building prosperity and equity; enabling healthier living; improving the environment and sustainability; and developing cutting edge creative and innovative practice.

This is a unique moment in the history of Salford. Despite sector headwinds we are financially strong and continue to grow and invest in our people, digital and physical resources. There is exciting work to be done as we build on our academic strengths in keeping with our heritage as a 1960s Robbins era university and develop a contemporary education and research offer which is multi-disciplinary and uses collaborative advantage for the benefit of all our communities.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost is a new role and will drive the academic engine of the University. You will provide leadership to the Pro Vice-Chancellor Deans and, in cooperation with the portfolio Pro Vice-Chancellors, leadership in education and research and knowledge exchange. A mainstay of our community, you will be future-focused and play a central role in delivering institutional change aimed at developing what our offer is,  how we deliver it and our contribution to civic society

The role requires an established senior leader with a track record of success in university leadership. You will be able to demonstrate real success in delivering change and measurable improvements. As we reshape the University’s leadership, we are looking for leaders who are compassionate, committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, whose approach to delivery is one of shared endeavour and who have the ability to enable outstanding performance.

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Closing date: noon on Monday 22 April 2024

We are committed to an inclusive approach to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion. We aim to have a more diverse workforce at all levels of the institution and particularly welcome applications from people from minority ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities, who are under-represented in our workforce. Please click here to see how we are creating an inspirational, inclusive learning and working environment, celebrating the diversity of our University community in our everyday conversations.

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