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Deputy Vice Chancellor Education

Cambridge / Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Closing date
10 Jun 2024

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ARU is an ambitious, growing university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. We are the Times Higher Education University of the Year, the University of the Year in the UK Social Mobility Awards, and received a Gold TEF rating in 2023. We are ranked in the top ten mainstream universities in the country for the proportion of UK undergraduates in employment 15 months after graduating. Our population of over 40,000 students is vibrant and diverse, putting us in an excellent position to respond to the various challenges facing the sector. At the same time, as a civic institution with campuses across the East of England (in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough, Writtle and London) we are committed to working with others to enhance the social, cultural and economic wellbeing of our region.

At ARU we place enormous emphasis on delivering outstanding support, teaching and learning to ensure we can provide powerfully transformative education for our diverse student community. This is an exciting time to join ARU. The Deputy Vice Chancellor Education is a senior leadership with responsibility for leading on the development and delivery of our Education Strategy, ensuring excellence in student outcomes and experience. Reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor, and as a member of the executive team, this role will play a full part in shaping the overall strategic direction of the University and is pivotal in advancing the University’s education, teaching, and learning portfolio.

Strong candidates for this role will bring a proven track record of strategic leadership across education and student experience alongside outstanding communication and relationship-building skills given the influential nature of the role. 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. Candidates will bring a personal track record of academic achievement that lends them the necessary credibility across the University.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the  on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference MADCC. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0800 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Monday 10th June 2024..


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